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Hi all,

Looking for advice for a good first cash game set. wanting to play micro and small stakes games, 10c/25c 25c/50c and 50c/1 games.

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Thanks for your replies.
10 players max and around $600- $800.
Dont want to spend tons of money as dont really know what different chips are worth

What sort of price range should i expect to pay for mid range set of around 600 ish chips?
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As for brands, I have Casino Royale purchased through Apache.

I found Chris' videos really helpful, and used them to plan, and order both tournament and cash sets. (there aren't 'tourney' Casino Royale, but using Mike's advice I don't have overlapping denoms.

 
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As for brands, I have Casino Royale purchased through Apache.

I found Mike's videos really helpful, and used them to plan, and order both tournament and cash sets. (there aren't 'tourney' Casino Royale, but using Mike's advice I don't have overlapping denoms.

Awesome!! thanks
 

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Thanks for your replies.
10 players max and around $600- $800.
Dont want to spend tons of money as dont really know what different chips are worth

What sort of price range should i expect to pay for mid range set of around 600 ish chips?
Cheers
At 30-40 cents a chip, cards mold ceramics have a low range price tag but a midrange feel. They are also fully customizable. To get more accurate details take a look to see if there are any active group buys going on. I think there may also be some artwork out there available.

Another option are the last chips Jim brought to us which were well used Paulsons, but they will need to be cleaned. I think they were priced around the same, maybe a bit more, you would have to find an alternative chip for a 25c chip though
 

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The ideal breakdown would be
100x NonDenominated fractional (to play as either .20 or .25 or .50 or even $2 in bigger games)
200x $1
200x $5
100x $20
You could future-proof with adding 20-25 X $100s

The cards mold ceramics from China are the best value for money (and fully customisable) in the low price range.
"China clays" are good quality only if supervised by @Apache, a very reputable vendor (so, Majestics, Royals, Bank).
"Real american casino clay" (compression) chips are outside you present budget, but I don't know a single person here who didn't eventually send their budget to Hell.:)
In that case, off-the-shelf CPCs are IMO the most peace-of-mind option (Atlantic Club, Rounders, American Eagle, and Key West; the latter offered by the name-sake very reputable vendor here).
 

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At 30-40 cents a chip, cards mold ceramics have a low range price tag but a midrange feel. They are also fully customizable. To get more accurate details take a look to see if there are any active group buys going on. I think there may also be some artwork out there available.

Another option are the last chips Jim brought to us which were well used Paulsons, but they will need to be cleaned. I think they were priced around the same, maybe a bit more, you would have to find an alternative chip for a 25c chip though
Thanks for the help

The ideal breakdown would be
100x NonDenominated fractional (to play as either .20 or .25 or .50 or even $2 in bigger games)
200x $1
200x $5
100x $20
You could future-proof with adding 20-25 X $100s

The cards mold ceramics from China are the best value for money (and fully customisable) in the low price range.
"China clays" are good quality only if supervised by @Apache, a very reputable vendor (so, Majestics, Royals, Bank).
"Real american casino clay" (compression) chips are outside you present budget, but I don't know a single person here who didn't eventually send their budget to Hell.:)
In that case, off-the-shelf CPCs are IMO the most peace-of-mind option (Atlantic Club, Rounders, American Eagle, and Key West; the latter offered by the name-sake very reputable vendor here).
Thanks heaps for the help
 

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I remember when my budget was exactly the same as yours two years ago.

I’m now $12K usd into this hobby. But the good news… chances are you won’t lose money.

My advice: get some semi custom ceramics from ABC and wait for a chiproom sale
 

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Since I know you’re from NZ I am going through some of your past posts. I really like the idea of having the non denomination chips to use as fracs as your game changes. I have two cash game sets from jacks poker Australia. One is the Monte Carlo and the other is Port Royal. If I did it again I dont think I would get either of them. I was just starting out. I play in a local cash game here in Nelson and they just use the cheap dice chips. They work well. You can buy them for like 10 cents a chip on jacks poker or you can gets sets of them from whitcoulls I believe but only 4 colours. But if you want a good set, trust the advice that you will see on here often. Get samples. See my sample wall.
 

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I'm having the same problem finding sets for cash games. My friends and I like to get together on Friday nights after work and play.
We try and keep it civil and not bankrupt anybody so we usually limit the buy-in to $20.
The problem is $20 with 25c/1/5/ chips doesn't give you many blinds.
So naturally I wanted some 5c chips to pad the chip stacks a bit but... the only sets I've found with 5c chips are either always sold out or made of plastic.
 

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I'm having the same problem finding sets for cash games. My friends and I like to get together on Friday nights after work and play.
We try and keep it civil and not bankrupt anybody so we usually limit the buy-in to $20.
The problem is $20 with 25c/1/5/ chips doesn't give you many blinds.
So naturally I wanted some 5c chips to pad the chip stacks a bit but... the only sets I've found with 5c chips are either always sold out or made of plastic.
https://www.apachepokerchips.com/product/majestic-poker-chips/

I see they’re sold out of 5 cents at the moment but still, there’s a set!
 

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I will have an Aria's cards mold 5c- $20 set up for sale over the next few days. Logistically probably only shipping stateside though
 

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I'm having the same problem finding sets for cash games. My friends and I like to get together on Friday nights after work and play.
We try and keep it civil and not bankrupt anybody so we usually limit the buy-in to $20.
The problem is $20 with 25c/1/5/ chips doesn't give you many blinds.
So naturally I wanted some 5c chips to pad the chip stacks a bit but... the only sets I've found with 5c chips are either always sold out or made of plastic.

You could use a T5 base tourney set and divide all denoms by 100 to get your cash equivalent in a nickels game.
 

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I'm having the same problem finding sets for cash games. My friends and I like to get together on Friday nights after work and play.
We try and keep it civil and not bankrupt anybody so we usually limit the buy-in to $20.
The problem is $20 with 25c/1/5/ chips doesn't give you many blinds.
So naturally I wanted some 5c chips to pad the chip stacks a bit but... the only sets I've found with 5c chips are either always sold out or made of plastic.
Nickles and dimes are awesome! They exist... even a rack of casino used pennies and it just sold!

This set goes down to the nickle (and dime) and they can be found, good luck woth the other denoms and just the nickles would likely break the OPs budget
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BCC FOCs are not really a fan favorite around here but sometimes can be found for about $1 per chip (I paid $2 for many of mine)
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They even have a couple different spotted versions
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Unfortunately no pictures of the faces but our cards mold Taj tribute has nickles (the blue chips) about $.35 per chip to your door... but it takes a while
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Recent group buy for the Mario chips from BR Pro ceramics had options down to a penny... ask me how I know lol about $.75 per chip to your door
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Now if you want to send thousands and thousands on a micro set (which is awesome! But probably not very smart! Lol)
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But as others have mentioned you can always use a non denominated chip for your lowest values as well (Corona Clubs to the left are played as nickles, not the same casino but same mold and spot pattern... works for me)
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Microsoft can still be made with clay... but the budget for micro cash sets is not very realistic for $20 poker nights.

I would say Cards Molds or Ceramics are definitely the way to go on a pretty tight budget.
 

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