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I just want to know if i should buy a 300 chips 14g clay set or 500 chips 11.5g plastic set,it will be the only set that i'll buy so i thought about clay because the quality but i will use it to play with friends/family
 

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Neither. The 14gs aren’t clay, they’re just heavier plastic chips. Spend some time here and read up on this, ask questions. Tons of good people here willing to help. And then get samples to see what you prefer.
 

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Neither. The 14gs aren’t clay, they’re just heavier plastic chips. Spend some time here and read up on this, ask questions. Tons of good people here willing to help. And then get samples to see what you prefer.
If your answer is neither then what should i get for a good price where i live because shipping is expensive
 

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Hello, welcome to the forum! Absolutely you should get samples, if you dont want to buy there are loaner travel sets around and members that are likely close to your location that can offer some samples to test out.
Both options you mentioned are in fact plastic. The latter sounds like standard plastic dice chips, which work but are terrible in all aspects. The other mentioned is china clay which is a plastic based clay composite (basically heavier plastic) and there are lots of options out there that are affordable and not poor quality. We can help you with this journey! Also, another affordable option is ceramics, which tend to last just as long as a china clay would.
As mentioned above, having more info regarding number of players, stakes, cash or tournament and your max budget is exceptionally helpful for us to give you some advice!
 

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I just want to know if i should buy a 300 chips 14g clay set

I used to think heavier was better (I guess that's why I look like I do) ... so I bought the 14g AK slugged chips a long, long time ago. They are heavy for sure - and heavy is NOT better. You might at first gasp when members here recommend chips that are between 9g and 10g; that is the _right_ weight when you talk about a quality chip.

Anyway; after giving us some more information, we can certainly recommend some different options. Samples, at that time, would be a smart idea.
 

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Neither. The 14gs aren’t clay, they’re just heavier plastic chips. Spend some time here and read up on this, ask questions. Tons of good people here willing to help. And then get samples to see what you prefer.
Hey, for all we know, he could be talking about really leaded paulsons.
 

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No matter how many people beat me with a stick!! 14g slugged chips Will still get the job done, especially for a home game. Man my cousin just bought Casino Royales from Apache, we hand a game last weekend and they were just fine, he is a regular player in our games with quality chips and says these are all he is ever going to buy! He is happy with them! (Still hoping that's not true)
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We own a large set of Monte Carlo 14g, its collecting dust mostly now but they will get their turn in the rotation with family, we have an even larger set of 08 Casino Royale 14g slugs that I have future plans for an extreme deep stack for 30 plus players with those chips! Absolutely nothing wrong with them.
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I still say buy samples and make sure you are happy with the chips before you invest. But find your budget... stick to it! Alsonever ever touch Paulsons or TRKs or you will be ruined and right back here serching classifieds broke AF like the rest of us!!!

Best of luck on your chipping journey! Feel free to PM me any time with any questions! Fellow Chipper Ben
 

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No matter how many people beat me with a stick!! 14g slugged chips Will still get the job done, especially for a home game. Man my cousin just bought Casino Royales from Apache, we hand a game last weekend and they were just fine, he is a regular player in our games with quality chips and says these are all he is ever going to buy! He is happy with them! (Still hoping that's not true)
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We own a large set of Monte Carlo 14g, its collecting dust mostly now but they will get their turn in the rotation with family, we have an even larger set of 08 Casino Royale 14g slugs that I have future plans for an extreme deep stack for 30 plus players with those chips! Absolutely nothing wrong with them.
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I still say buy samples and make sure you are happy with the chips before you invest. But find your budget... stick to it! Alsonever ever touch Paulsons or TRKs or you will be ruined and right back here serching classifieds broke AF like the rest of us!!!

Best of luck on your chipping journey! Feel free to PM me any time with any questions! Fellow Chipper Ben

Ok, so yes, slugged chips from Apache will get it done. There are many other vendors out there with some complete crap that look identical. Stickers fall off, colors not consistent, etc. So I think buying from a known vendor is important.

Also, Ben, that picture... I somehow expected more chips. ;)
 

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Ok, so yes, slugged chips from Apache will get it done. There are many other vendors out there with some complete crap that look identical. Stickers fall off, colors not consistent, etc. So I think buying from a known vendor is important.

Also, Ben, that picture... I somehow expected more chips. ;)
The other 15 sets are stored in cases lol
 

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Even our cheap sets have grown! That picture is a year old! We currently have 18 playable sets with the midnight casinos on the way (19) and my new limit set (20) we have chips anytime you wanna drive down brother!!

When the world goes back to normal, you know I have to take a drive down to meet you and Brie and lose a bunch of money.
 

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When the world goes back to normal, you know I have to take a drive down to meet you and Brie and lose a bunch of money.
The world will be back to normal @Seeking Alpha Social Club this Saturday. Set your alarm for 7am, jump on 95 south by 8am and you’ll be eating burgers and dogs by noon and splashing pots by 2pm.
Meet Blackbeard and Princess, do a shot or 2 of sanitizing Fireball and drag an occasional pot or two. Gonna be groovy! :tup:
 

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The 14g plastics a leaps and bounds ahead of that dice chip garbage. I would avoid the dice chips like the plague.

That said, if you have a decent budget, you can get some fantastic china clays like the Royals from apache. It’s will cost you, but save you $ in the long run (ie the more time you spend on this site, the more you’ll be sucked into the darkside). Protect your wallet now. Get out now before the sickness gets you.
 

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The world will be back to normal @Seeking Alpha Social Club this Saturday. Set your alarm for 7am, jump on 95 south by 8am and you’ll be eating burgers and dogs by noon and splashing pots by 2pm.
Meet Blackbeard and Princess, do a shot or 2 of sanitizing Fireball and drag an occasional pot or two. Gonna be groovy! :tup:

My god that sounds so awesome. I will take you up on that as soon as it's safe enough to do so.

See @Milroddd ... Become one of us and meet some awesome people and make some cool friendships. Can't do that with dice chips!
 

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Dice chips are fine, the only thing that matters for a home game is having denominations. Aside from that, don't splurge, and get away from the site as fast as possible.
 

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My god that sounds so awesome. I will take you up on that as soon as it's safe enough to do so.

See @Milroddd ... Become one of us and meet some awesome people and make some cool friendships. Can't do that with dice chips!
Once you go MD/VA squad you dont ever go back. It changes your life forever...lol
 

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The 14g plastics a leaps and bounds ahead of that dice chip garbage. I would avoid the dice chips like the plague.

That said, if you have a decent budget, you can get some fantastic china clays like the Royals from apache. It’s will cost you, but save you $ in the long run (ie the more time you spend on this site, the more you’ll be sucked into the darkside). Protect your wallet now. Get out now before the sickness gets you.

I'd take the Casino Royales over the CCs.
 

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Discussing 14g slugged chips here on PCF!!!

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J/K @Milroddd Welcome and look around. There's chips for every budget here. But even in the lower range of chips, our experts can steer you towards the better selections. This way, you dont have to rebuy chips every so often because this set didnt work or that set broke, etc. Good luck with your search.
 

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Neither. Let this community know:
  • What games you play
  • Cash or tournament
  • Stakes/Limits
  • # players
  • Budget
Given that info, we can steer you correctly
Thanks for all the responses but it was 2am where i live so i'll respond now,i play texas hold'em and also blackjack but the main focus is hold'em.I don't bet real money it's just to play with family and friends so therefore the stakes and limits don't matter so much only the numbers on the chips.Number of players would be max 6/7.budget is 80$.
 

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Thanks for all the responses but it was 2am where i live so i'll respond now,i play texas hold'em and also blackjack but the main focus is hold'em.I don't bet real money it's just to play with family and friends so therefore the stakes and limits don't matter so much only the numbers on the chips.Number of players would be max 6/7.budget is 80$.
I'm going to assume tournament style play?
 

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Thanks for all the responses but it was 2am where i live so i'll respond now,i play texas hold'em and also blackjack but the main focus is hold'em.I don't bet real money it's just to play with family and friends so therefore the stakes and limits don't matter so much only the numbers on the chips.Number of players would be max 6/7.budget is 80$.

Ooof! $80 is tight. You can get a set of 500 chips from Apache in the $.15 / chip range at that price. Since you're not really keeping track of buy-ins since it's for your family, I would assume you could probably get away with a 400 chip set. Breakdown is interesting since you don't have a buy-in; you're just giving a fixed amount to every player. Normally, in a small cash game, I would say this kind of breakdown would work:

100 50c
140 $1
120 $5
40 $20

But you could also do something with higher denominations too, depending on which chips you like (as long as you keep similar ratios). Some of 15c/16c chips have different denominations too (like $2, $10, etc) ...I think you should figure out what the actual starting stack value is for each player and then figure out your breakdown from there. If you choose something like $20 / player, you'd use the above smaller denominations. If you choose $1000 / player, then you'd need higher denominations. When I play with my kids, they love when I break out the $100's and up chips b/c it makes them feel like high rollers.

Blackjack is harder since it pays 3 to 2 (hence the need for a $2.50 chip. But if you don't allow certain bets, it won't be a problem.
 

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Ooof! $80 is tight. You can get a set of 500 chips from Apache in the $.15 / chip range at that price. Since you're not really keeping track of buy-ins since it's for your family, I would assume you could probably get away with a 400 chip set. Breakdown is interesting since you don't have a buy-in; you're just giving a fixed amount to every player. Normally, in a small cash game, I would say this kind of breakdown would work:

100 50c
140 $1
120 $5
40 $20

But you could also do something with higher denominations too, depending on which chips you like (as long as you keep similar ratios). Some of 15c/16c chips have different denominations too (like $2, $10, etc) ...I think you should figure out what the actual starting stack value is for each player and then figure out your breakdown from there. If you choose something like $20 / player, you'd use the above smaller denominations. If you choose $1000 / player, then you'd need higher denominations. When I play with my kids, they love when I break out the $100's and up chips b/c it makes them feel like high rollers.

Blackjack is harder since it pays 3 to 2 (hence the need for a $2.50 chip. But if you don't allow certain bets, it won't be a problem.
Go with tournament denoms, it’s more fun for play money.
 
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