New member, looking for recommendations.

Beakertwang

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Welcome!

What stakes? (I assume .50/1)
How many players?
What is the buy-in?
How many rebuys?
 

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Paulsons / Classic Poker Chips / Matsuis...all of those are "high quality" in my eyes, but each has it's own fan base and the prices vary.

Have you gotten samples? ;)
 
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If money isn’t a concern of yours... I’d get your hands on @Frank’s sunset beach cash set... My goodness that is top-tier chipping...
 

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Welcome aboard, some fellow members have already asked the right questions, now we await the response!
Happy hunting! Brie
 

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This would be enough for your current game:
.50 x 100
$1 x 200
$5 x 200
Total bank: $1250

Add more 5's, and/or some $20's or $25's to future-proof your game.

So you're looking at being able to spend as much $1.50 to $2 per chip. That gives you a lot of options, including some Paulson sets. Ceramics from @ABC Gifts and Awards (they're also BR Pro), are a great option. Get samples!

Just a couple thoughts: you could skip the 50¢ chip, and play 1/1. Or, you could get 25¢ chips instead of the 50¢ chips. That would allow you the option to play .50/1, .25/.50, or even .25/.25 if you want to have a lower stakes game.
 
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This would be enough for your current game:
.50 x 100
$1 x 200
$5 x 200
Total bank: $1250

Add more 5's, and/or some $20's or $25's to future-proof your game.

So you're looking at being able to spend as much $1.50 to $2 per chip. That gives you a lot of options, including some Paulson sets. Ceramics from @ABC Gifts and Awards (they're also BR Pro), are a great option. Get samples!

Just a couple thoughts: you could skip the 50¢ chip, and play 1/1. Or, you could get 25¢ chips instead of the 50¢ chips. That would allow you the option to play .50/1, .25/.50, or even .25/.25 if you want to have a lower stakes game.
Like the idea of playing $1/$1, thanks!
 

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As someone that used to run a .50/1 game. I highly recommend switching to 1/1. It's just easier for everyone and less chip denomination you need to get.

$1 - 100
$5 - 300
$20/$25 - 100 (to help future proof)

Lots of good sets for under $1000. If you want to go more budget, the Royals set from Apache is quite nice. But there are many better used casino sets in your budget.

https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/aransas-cash-1-2-set.47291/

https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/emerald-bay-cash-set-500-chips.46463/
 

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If you really want to have fracs (chips worth less than $1, usually quarters or nickels), I'd forego 0.50 cent chips and get quarters. If your group doesn't want to play 1/1 and wants to play lower blinds one night, you have quarters to play a 0.25/0.50.

If you're dead set on a 0.50 chip, a 500 chip set of Paulson CDI's (The James Bond chips) will run for about $1,000 if you're patient.
 

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If you really want to have fracs (chips worth less than $1, usually quarters or nickels), I'd forego 0.50 cent chips and get quarters. If your group doesn't want to play 1/1 and wants to play lower blinds one night, you have quarters to play a 0.25/0.50.

If you're dead set on a 0.50 chip, a 500 chip set of Paulson CDI's (The James Bond chips) will run for about $1,000 if you're patient.
Great, thanks!
 
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