Another noob question about "Clay Composite" chips (1 Viewer)

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I am still learning so please ignore if this is completely stupid.

Are these chips the same type of chips?

https://chipcave.com/products/las-vegas-poker-chips
and

https://www.apachepokerchips.com/product/monte-carlo-poker-chips/

I'm only asking because I bought a sample of the Monte Carlo chips and see how they compared to a set of Las Vegas that I have, and there is a pretty distinct difference in quality IMO and I was under the impression that they are both composite chips. Someone had also mentioned that the Las Vegas chips were plastic however they are advertised on the site as clay composite, so maybe I'm misunderstanding something.
 
Short answer, same basic process but milage may vary.

I don't have those sets, but every review on the basically says that some metal slug abs Chips (aka clay composit chips), are better than others. From what I can tell the biggest difference appears to be that some chips have smoothed down edges.

Thepokerstore.com actually breaks them up into "heavy" and "premium" clay options. The casino royal chips also have similar quality accodding to hobbyphillic.
 
allforcharity is correct. Neither chip has anything to do with clay. Technically even actual clay chips like Paulson and CPC aren't really clay, but a proprietary compound that is compression molded.

The only way to get clay chips are to get used chips that were made by companies like Paulson, TRK, ASM, BCC, etc., or purchase new chips from ClassicPokerChips.com. These will almost certainly be much more expensive than either of these options.

With the chips you linked, you're looking at an injection molded plastic chip. Usually they will have a metal weight in them, and then have liquid plastic injected into the mold around that weight. There is a wide range in quality of these chips depending on the quality of the plastic used, as well as the consistency from the injection equipment.

If you have the ability, get samples of any chip you're interested in and then you can the one you like best in bulk. If your budget allows, you should also get samples of some of the higher end chips out there (BRPro, CPC, Sunfly, etc.) to see if you would prefer those.
 
The above comments are correct. I've played with both of the chips you've referenced here. I can tell you the Monte Carlo chips are far better than the Las Vegas chips. Monte Carlo "composite" is made from a slightly softer plastic than the Las Vegas and will stack better and are less slippery. I would highly recommend to stay away from the Las Vegas chips.
 
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The above comments are correct. I've played with both of the chips you've referenced here. I can tell you the Monte Carlo chips are far better than the Las Vegas chips. Monte Carlo "composite" is made from a slightly softer plastic than the Las Vegas and will stack better and are less slippery. I would highly recommend to stay away from the Las Vegas chips.
That's what I needed to know. Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately I have 500 of the Las Vegas chips now. I'll try to sell them off I guess. I should have bought samples before pulling the gun. Still have 2 sample sets being delivered tomorrow, and want a few more before I start building new sets.
 
That's what I needed to know. Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately I have 500 of the Las Vegas chips now. I'll try to sell them off I guess. I should have bought samples before pulling the gun. Still have 2 sample sets being delivered tomorrow, and want a few more before I start building new sets.
Just be happy you're only stuck for like $50... Welcome to PCF BTW.
 
Yeah if it's "clay composite" I'd just stay away. At the very least, save up a bit to get a cheaper ceramic. Avoid metal slugs at all costs.
 
Still have 2 sample sets being delivered tomorrow, and want a few more before I start building new sets.
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