Introducing the JACK Casino Cardiff Old School Cash Set

What is your favourite chip from the lineup?

  • Green 25p

    Votes: 8 22.9%
  • Blue £1

    Votes: 4 11.4%
  • Purple £5

    Votes: 20 57.1%
  • White £20

    Votes: 3 8.6%

  • Total voters
    35

jr8719

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Hi all,

I am happy to finally share the project I have been working on during the second half of 2019: my old school, 0.25 / 0.25p JACK cash set.

The Background: This was a bit of an odd set, one that happened by accident, essentially.

Long story short, I started buying singles from a UK ebay seller, who was intrigued as to why I was buying so many from her.

When I told her I collected them and used them for my home game, she said that she and her husband went to Vegas regularly — and would be willing to harvest racks for me. Naturally, I knew this was too good an offer to pass up.

At this point, I didn't even know that I was going to build a set; I just asked them to try and get a rack of Flamingo and Paris ones in as good a condition possible. They obliged...

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With no real need for both racks, I sold the Flamingos, deciding that I rathered the Paris. When a rack of mint green Outpost 0.50s became available from @justincarothers for a really reasonable price, I swiped them — knowing that I now had the makings of a really solid set.

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Knowing that I wanted a black chip for my £20, I took a punt on a mint barrel of the amazing KING hundos from @kmccormick100 — and I was not left disappointed as they fit the lineup perfectly.

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The final piece of the puzzle — or so I thought — involved being up at a ridiculously late time here in the UK to get dibs on 52 purple VLV 500s from @kaimat. They looked great in the lineup mockup, so I pulled the trigger on them. Naturally, I was over the moon when they arrived...

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... until I lined them up and noticed a pretty bad clash with the black chips.

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I knew I had to avoid black in the lineup, so opted for white. And, just like that, @Spinettis Gaming came to my rescue with a barrel of mint NYNY dollars — a chip I had always admired. Having added eight more purples from @Steppenwolf to the set, I was good to go with labelling!

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The Inspiration: Driven by my love for simple design, old school Vegas, @wonderpuddle's Circus Circus California set and the Flamingo labels below, I approached the man behind the aforementioned Cali masterpiece, @timinater.

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He was so easy to work with and, after a couple of rounds of amends, we ended up with a design that completely exceeded my expectations (I had initially approached him when I thought I was going to go with the black KING chips).

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What can be said for @Gear that hasn't already been said? The man is a legend, whose dedication and work never fails to amaze me — especially his ability to colour match perfectly!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. I don't know if I will ever be able to create a more perfect set than this and, as such, will keep them forever. And to think this time last year I was happy playing with stock plastic chips, ha!

OK, I've kept you all long enough...

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Have created a poll as I would love to see which chip people like the most — because, personally, I still can't decide!

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and answering any questions.

Best,

Jack.
 
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Josh Kifer

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Freaking adore them. Great work.
 

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Very nice set! I like how it’s enough to use but not over the top. At first I was like “wait, a rack of dollars only and you need 500’s?”
But in the end I see! The only thing better would be “giant” inlays.
 

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Very nice set! I like how it’s enough to use but not over the top. At first I was like “wait, a rack of dollars only and you need 500’s?”
But in the end I see! The only thing better would be “giant” inlays.
Cheers, man! Yeah, it's more than enough bank for the cash game I hold every month... Certainly no need for £500s, hahaha! That was exactly my thinking with the design and colours: just enough of a statement without being over the top.
 

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Wow Jack! I can now see that you had no use of the WTHC chips you sold me anymore :) Nice set!
 

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Wow Jack! I can now see that you had no use of the WTHC chips you sold me anymore :) Nice set!
Thank you! I actually really wanted to keep the WTHC chips but had to sell due to repair work on my flat... But I guess this set will have to do instead, hahaha!
 

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I love this set! It’s unfair to make me vote for
my favorite chip. :)
 

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I love this set! It’s unfair to make me vote for
my favorite chip. :)
Thank you, buddy! To be fair, I think the purple £5 is the runaway winner, so you don't even have to vote anyway...
 

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Thank you! It was my first THC set... And I'll do hard to better it, truth be told!
 
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