PCF Glossary

PCF Glossary

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ABC
ABC Gifts and Awards. A ceramic chip manufacturer.​
ABS
A type of plastic used to make inexpensive poker chips. A metal slug is added to add heft to the chip.​
ACB
Atlantic City Boardwalk chips​
AFAIK
as far as I know​
A mold
American mold. Originally owned by ASM. Now owned by CPC.​
AS
Aurora Star chips​
ASM
Atlantic Standard Molding. A compression molded(clay) chip manufacturer. Originally based out of Portland, ME. The company was sold and moved to Las Vegas.​
ASM LV
American Standard Molding based in Las Vegas, NV. LV was frequently added by members to differentiate between ASM (Atlantic Standard Molding) and ASM (American Standard Molding)​



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Barrel
A quantity of 20 chips.​
BCC
Blue Chip Company. A compression molded clay chip manufacturer. Was owned by the Endy family, original owner of Paulson. Bought out by GPI.​
BG / B&G
Bourgogne et Grasset. A manufacturer of high end plastic casino chips. Owned by GPI.​
BJ
Bud Jones. A manufacturer of high end plastic casino chips. Owned by GPI.​
Blank
A chip without a label, inlay, hot stamp, or ink.​
BTP
Big Top Poker chips​



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California (Cali) colors
A color scheme for chips in California. Differs from Vegas colors.​
CC
China clay chips. A type of composite chip made to feel more like clay poker chips. No points for guessing where they're manufactured.​
CC&GTCC
Casino chip and gaming token collectors club.​
ChipCo
Former manufacturer of high end ceramic chips. Currently out of business. Assets have been purchased by Palm Gaming International.​
CIC
A type of poker chip with a Coin In the Center.​
Circulated
A cardroom or casino chip that has seen some playing time while the casino was open.​
Compression molding
A chip manufacturing process. Chips are placed in a press where heat and pressure are applied.​
CP
Crystal Park casino chips​
CPC
Classic Poker Chips (purchased assets from the now defunct ASM LV)​
CPS
Championship Poker Series chips​
CSQ
Circle square mold. Originally owned by ASM. Now owned by CPC.​



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DB
dealer button​
DSQ
Diamond square mold. Originally owned by ASM. Now owned by CPC.​



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Edgespots
The colorful parts on the edges of compression molded chips. Also known as inserts. Jokingly called side paint.​
ES
Empress Star chips​


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Fantasy chips
Chips named for a casino, cardroom, or resort that has never existed in real life.​

Fat Hats
Overly large chip, refers to the size of the Hat in the Hat and Cane mold on 48mm + chips​
FDL
Fleur De Lys mold. Originally owned by ASM. Now owned by CPC.​
FHC
Fat Hat & Cane Paulson chip mold.​
FLV
Fabulous Las Vegas​
FP
First Post​
Flame mold
Mold created by BCC. Now owned by GPI​
Fracs
A chip whose value is not in whole dollars. i.e. $0.25 or $0.50.​
FROR
First Right On Resale; Seller gets first option when/if the buyer sells the same chips​
FTW
for the win!​
FWIW
for what it's worth​
FYP
Fixed your post​


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GB
group buy​
GCR
Grand Cardroom chips.​
GOCC
Game On Chip Company. Manufacturer of ceramic chips.​
GPI
Gaming partners international. Current owner of Paulson and Bud Jones line of chips.​
GSTBCC
get samples then buy China clays​



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H mold
Owned by ASM. Can be seen on PCF vendor dennis63's Key West Resort and Casino fantasy chip line.​
HHR
Horsehead mold. Owned by ASM. So named because each horse's head faces to the right.​
HHL
Horsehead mold. So named because each horse's head faces to the left.​
Hot stamp
A foil stamp embedded in certain types of poker chips. Some casinos use hot stamped chips for tournaments or as fractionals.​
Hourglass
Another ASM owned chip mold. (now CPC)​
Hybrid Ceramic
A ceramic chip that has a recessed center for a decal/sticker.​



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IHC
Inverted Hat & Cane Paulson chip mold​
IIRC
if I remember correctly​
IMHO
in my humble opinion​
IMO
In my opinion​
Inlay
The printed center of a compression clay chip is known as an inlay. They are very hard to remove without damaging the chip. Only compression clay chips can have an inlay and can only be applied during production.​
Insert
Another name for edgespot. So named because the base chip has material removed and the resulting color is inserted in it's place.​
ITT
in the thread, i.e. your answer is ITT​



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Jeton
A type of token used in European casinos.​



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Label
A sticker applied to any chip after it has been finished.​



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MGK
Medium Greek Key. A mold which BCC uses to produce chips. Owned by a private owner.​



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Nevada mold
A mold with the word Nevada repeated on it. Another mold used to make chips by BCC.​
NP
no problem​



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OP
original post or original poster​
OOP
out of position​



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Paulson
Former manufacturer of compression molded chips. Now a chip brand owned by GPI.​
PAHWM
play a hand with me​

PCA
President Casino on the Admiral casino chips.​
PGI
Palm Gaming International. Former ceramic chip manufacturer.​
PNY
President Casino New Yorker​
Plaque
A flat, rectangular token used primarily for larger denominations in some European casinos.​
PM
private message​
Pron
Slang term for chip photos. Comes from a misspelling of porn.​
PS
Pacific Star chips​



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QC
quality control​



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Rack
A quantity of 100 chips divided into 5 barrels of 20.​
RHC
Reverse Hat & Cane Paulson chip mold.​



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SB
Sunset Beach chips​
Snappers
A $2.50 denomination chip. Typically pink.​
Spinners
A chip that spins or causes other chips to spin when placed in a stack. Can be caused by manufacturing defects or by an aftermarket label that lays above the chip edge.​
SSC
Suited speed cloth. A type of cloth used as the playing surface on poker tables.​



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THC
Top Hat & Cane Paulson chip mold.​
TL;DR
too long; didn't read. Forum lingo used when the thread you are responding to is just too long to read.​
TMSC
T mold semi customs. A blank chip manufactured by BCC and sold at Holdem Poker Chips. Can be hot stamped by a 3rd party but not available for full customization.​
TR King / TRK
A former manufacturer of compression molded chips. TR King chips are highly coveted.​



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Uncirculated
The opposite of circulated. A cardroom or casino chip which has never been used.​
Unicorns
Also known as "Unis." A Chipco plastic chip with a Unicorn mold.​
USPC
The United States Playing Card Company. Current owner of the Kem line of plastic playing cards.​



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VLV
Viva Las Vegas!​



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WP
well played​



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YGIAGAM
your guess is as good as mine​
YMMV
your mileage may vary​



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10g
Standard weight (grams) for casino chips.​
11.5g
An ABS plastic chip with a metal slug insert. Many retailers advertise 11.5g chips as being official casino weight. This is false.​
39mm
Standard poker chip size.​
43mm
Oversized poker chip.​
48mm
Very large oversized chips.​
50mm
Very large oversized chips.​

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