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Welcome, fellow PNWer! What set do you currently own? Any photos you are willing to share with the community?
 

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Welcome, fellow PNWer! What set do you currently own? Any photos you are willing to share with the community?
I have a few racks of Paulson Viva Las Vegas $1, $5, $10, $25, $100 and some matching top-hat mold non-denomination chips. Bought right from the Paulson showroom back in '95. I will grab some photos...
 

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Learning some of the lingo! I have 29 barrels of VLVs and I am not yet sure what the others are officially called...
 

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Welcome to the forum @trob always cool to see someone who already owns chips to find their way here. That is an awesome THC fantasy set you have there! Guessing you use the gold starburst as non denominated fracs (i.e. $.25 or $.50) depending on the game? Even a nice break down, many have gotten away from the $10 chip and went with more $5s to keep the efficiency of split pots high (less denoms means less effort for pot limit or split pot games) but nothing wrong with having a bit more color on the table!!

Best of luck woth your chipping journey sir, if you ever need assistance with the Lingo or any general questions feel free to reach out via PM, it is the mail symbol at the top. Tons of members here more than willing to help in any way we can.

I believe @David O has the large VLV set and would definitely have more info regarding your chips there, definitely top quality for a fantasy line, those are indeed "the good chips!" Lol

Fellow Chipper Ben
 

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Welcome to the forum @trob always cool to see someone who already owns chips to find their way here. That is an awesome THC fantasy set you have there! Guessing you use the gold starburst as non denominated fracs (i.e. $.25 or $.50) depending on the game? Even a nice break down, many have gotten away from the $10 chip and went with more $5s to keep the efficiency of split pots high (less denoms means less effort for pot limit or split pot games) but nothing wrong with having a bit more color on the table!!

Best of luck woth your chipping journey sir, if you ever need assistance with the Lingo or any general questions feel free to reach out via PM, it is the mail symbol at the top. Tons of members here more than willing to help in any way we can.

I believe @David O has the large VLV set and would definitely have more info regarding your chips there, definitely top quality for a fantasy line, those are indeed "the good chips!" Lol

Fellow Chipper Ben
I am not the guilty culprit of owning a "Huge" set of VLV's. That would be none other than Jeff.

David
 

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Those chips are ugly and worth less than the racks they are sitting in! Just ship em to me. I love these kinds of chips. :ROFL: :ROFLMAO::wtf:

@trob , seriously though, welcome to the forum from up here around the bend in BC, Canada. Wonderful to have you on board and those are some great chips.
 

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Happy to see some Canadians on the roll call here!! I am originally from Canada and migrated down to the north-west as part of the first tech boom. Sad to see that the chips have marginal value @Jeevansluck :ROFL: :ROFLMAO::ROFL: :ROFLMAO: they have had quite the journey.

Interesting backstory on the chips - I used to be a very active card player and made frequent trips to Vegas. At one point I decided that I wanted 'real' chips to use and after lots of research came across Paulson as a primary manufacturer for the industry. On one of my trips to Vegas I hopped a cab to the office which at the time was not overly flashy and fairly 'industrial' looking. After spending an inordinate amount of time in their showroom looking at the different chips and trying to figure out what product and quantities I wanted and what was available in stock I left with a fairly heavy box of my new chips to take back with me as carry-on luggage to Canada.

Shortly after my return a few job changes and some moving around with a final destination in the US meant the chips got packed and lived for a fair bit of time in unopened boxes, coupled with a few overseas postings over the years means that they have never actually been played in a game!!

Welcome to the forum @trob always cool to see someone who already owns chips to find their way here. That is an awesome THC fantasy set you have there! Guessing you use the gold starburst as non denominated fracs (i.e. $.25 or $.50) depending on the game? Even a nice break down, many have gotten away from the $10 chip and went with more $5s to keep the efficiency of split pots high (less denoms means less effort for pot limit or split pot games) but nothing wrong with having a bit more color on the table!!

Best of luck woth your chipping journey sir, if you ever need assistance with the Lingo or any general questions feel free to reach out via PM, it is the mail symbol at the top. Tons of members here more than willing to help in any way we can.

I believe @David O has the large VLV set and would definitely have more info regarding your chips there, definitely top quality for a fantasy line, those are indeed "the good chips!" Lol

Fellow Chipper Ben
@Ben8257 spot on about the starbursts - at the time I got the chips they did not have anything good for fractionals so it was the most reasonable solution at the time.
 

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Happy to see some Canadians on the roll call here!! I am originally from Canada and migrated down to the north-west as part of the first tech boom. Sad to see that the chips have marginal value @Jeevansluck :ROFL: :ROFLMAO::ROFL: :ROFLMAO: they have had quite the journey.

Interesting backstory on the chips - I used to be a very active card player and made frequent trips to Vegas. At one point I decided that I wanted 'real' chips to use and after lots of research came across Paulson as a primary manufacturer for the industry. On one of my trips to Vegas I hopped a cab to the office which at the time was not overly flashy and fairly 'industrial' looking. After spending an inordinate amount of time in their showroom looking at the different chips and trying to figure out what product and quantities I wanted and what was available in stock I left with a fairly heavy box of my new chips to take back with me as carry-on luggage to Canada.

Shortly after my return a few job changes and some moving around with a final destination in the US meant the chips got packed and lived for a fair bit of time in unopened boxes, coupled with a few overseas postings over the years means that they have never actually been played in a game!!


@Ben8257 spot on about the starbursts - at the time I got the chips they did not have anything good for fractionals so it was the most reasonable solution at the time.
Time to get a game going!
 

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I saw Seattle on here, I just posted on the home game forum for our group. https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/seattle-players-join-our-group.72569/

Let me know if any of you Seattle folks want in!

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I have learned about all of this too late! Sadly getting ready to be on the move again - the pros and cons of international job postings :) I have some local friends that I have been pointing at this forum though so perhaps you can get some more interested players!
 

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I have learned about all of this too late! Sadly getting ready to be on the move again - the pros and cons of international job postings :) I have some local friends that I have been pointing at this forum though so perhaps you can get some more interested players!
Sounds good! Have them message me if they want on the invite list.

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I have learned about all of this too late! Sadly getting ready to be on the move again - the pros and cons of international job postings :) I have some local friends that I have been pointing at this forum though so perhaps you can get some more interested players!
If another move is coming I am more than happy to look after any and all chips you currently own. They will be well cared for and played with constantly. Otherwise if they stay with you they will get separation anxiety since you just throw them in a box and forget about them. Have you not seen Toy Story 2!

PS: Good luck with the move and new job.
 

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If another move is coming I am more than happy to look after any and all chips you currently own. They will be well cared for and played with constantly. Otherwise if they stay with you they will get separation anxiety since you just throw them in a box and forget about them. Have you not seen Toy Story 2!

PS: Good luck with the move and new job.
Hey, Edmonton!! That was where the first home for these chips!! :)

The move is on and heading overseas in July, I am going to I guess look at probably parting with this set as my weight allowance is limited and I could be gone for a while...
 

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Hey, Edmonton!! That was where the first home for these chips!! :)

The move is on and heading overseas in July, I am going to I guess look at probably parting with this set as my weight allowance is limited and I could be gone for a while...
If the move isn't permanent I am sure there would be members or friends that would hang onto the chips for you. I would probably have a hard time giving them up knowing I would be back. All the best.
 
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