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Mummster11

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Hello everyone, my name is Steve from central PA (where Penn State is to be specific). I'm just starting my poker chip journey. I only have the extreme basic set of plain white/red/green/blue/black chips. I'm looking to purchase my first "real" set sometime in the future and about every YouTube video referenced this forum as a great way to gather information and knowledge about what to buy. Looking forward to interacting with all of you in the coming days!
 

p5woody

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You heard correctly, no more poker at Hollywood. I thought it would be back after covid, but I don't think it is coming back.
 

Mummster11

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You heard correctly, no more poker at Hollywood. I thought it would be back after covid, but I don't think it is coming back.
I agree, I don't think it's coming back either. Probably because Hollywood realized how much more money they make from slots than poker. I've never played in a casino, just cash home games, and was looking forward to popping my cherry in H-burg. Oh well.

Also live in Harrisburg but from Williamsport originally! Welcome!
Appreciate it!
 

Run 'Em

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Welcome to PCF, I spent many years in State College, it's an awesome town!
I cringe when I think of the plastic bicycle chips we used when I played there.
 

Ben8257

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Hello from just south of the ole Line! @FordPickup92 and I are in Westminster MD. We find ourselves in PA most weekends that we are not playing poker as we are avid Sprint Car fans. You live pretty close to Port Royal, unfortunately we haven't made it there yet. My Grandfather lived off Electric Ave in Lewistown just below you there on ole 322.

No where else in my life have I seen traffic just dead stopped and people get out and tail gate in the middle of the highway like for a Penn State Football game! I'm guessing on those days you guys just don't leave home.

Anyways lots of amazing chippers within a couple hour radius of you. I highly recommend trying to join one of these established games as often chipper hosts have lots of different kinds of chips you can check out without having to buy tons of samples.

That being said it is also important to note your budget... while often it increases drastically once you catch the chipping bug. If you are one of those $500 is the budget for Chips, chairs and a table... well then maybe stay away from these collections. Unfortunately once you touch leaded Paulsons they have a habit of ruining everything else, and many times 1 rack (100 chips) can cost you more than the above mentioned budget.

I would say the majority once they get their feet wet settle in with a nice set in the $2 - $3 per chip range.. certainly you can find quality for less, or much much more. But typically a 600 chip set breakdown in the $1,800 - $2,000 range can get you a quality set of "real clay chips" but again it is all about figuring out what YOU like and can afford... not what everyone else is doing.

Hopefully you can find that set and run away before the chipping bug gets you really bad! It's oknif it does, you are in good company here, many of us have 10 plus sets of poker chips we really don't need! Haha

Anything catching your eye so far?

Fellow Chipper Ben
 

Mummster11

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Welcome to PCF, I spent many years in State College, it's an awesome town!
I cringe when I think of the plastic bicycle chips we used when I played there.
It is a great town, and with the students back and football starting, it's definitely a happening place. And oh yeah, totally remember those plastic chips. When you're young, poker is just fun, you don't care about the chips then when you get a little older, you can't believe what chips you used to play with. Right with you.
 

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Hello from just south of the ole Line! @FordPickup92 and I are in Westminster MD. We find ourselves in PA most weekends that we are not playing poker as we are avid Sprint Car fans. You live pretty close to Port Royal, unfortunately we haven't made it there yet. My Grandfather lived off Electric Ave in Lewistown just below you there on ole 322.

No where else in my life have I seen traffic just dead stopped and people get out and tail gate in the middle of the highway like for a Penn State Football game! I'm guessing on those days you guys just don't leave home.

Anyways lots of amazing chippers within a couple hour radius of you. I highly recommend trying to join one of these established games as often chipper hosts have lots of different kinds of chips you can check out without having to buy tons of samples.

That being said it is also important to note your budget... while often it increases drastically once you catch the chipping bug. If you are one of those $500 is the budget for Chips, chairs and a table... well then maybe stay away from these collections. Unfortunately once you touch leaded Paulsons they have a habit of ruining everything else, and many times 1 rack (100 chips) can cost you more than the above mentioned budget.

I would say the majority once they get their feet wet settle in with a nice set in the $2 - $3 per chip range.. certainly you can find quality for less, or much much more. But typically a 600 chip set breakdown in the $1,800 - $2,000 range can get you a quality set of "real clay chips" but again it is all about figuring out what YOU like and can afford... not what everyone else is doing.

Hopefully you can find that set and run away before the chipping bug gets you really bad! It's oknif it does, you are in good company here, many of us have 10 plus sets of poker chips we really don't need! Haha

Anything catching your eye so far?

Fellow Chipper Ben
Thanks for the welcome! I haven't ever been to Port Royal, but it is pretty close. Your tailgating story is absolutely something that happens here haha. Most people who haven't been to PSU are shocked by the tailgating scene. I definitely am looking to join a new game or two. I'm not the best poker player, but I enjoy learning, and the more I play the better I feel I do. I haven't really settled on a budget yet, but I would guess between $500-$1500. I'd like good chips, but for my first set, I'm not going to go super high end. But, I have a feeling that you're right about Paulsons, that if I use them, I'll want them. I am a collector by nature, so this is definitely a danger spot for my wallet haha. I haven't seen too many things so far that I'd consider a must have, but I'm sure that will change.
 

KarateMaster72

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Hello everyone, my name is Steve from central PA (where Penn State is to be specific). I'm just starting my poker chip journey. I only have the extreme basic set of plain white/red/green/blue/black chips. I'm looking to purchase my first "real" set sometime in the future and about every YouTube video referenced this forum as a great way to gather information and knowledge about what to buy. Looking forward to interacting with all of you in the coming days!
Welcome! Latrobe PA here
 

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