Palomar Card Room (San Diego)

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I have purchased a "traveling" set of chips from the Palomar Card Room in San Diego. I will be hosting several cash games at the annual DoTerra conference in Salt Lake City with this set.

I am too busy to unpack/count/clean/oil these chips at the moment but sooner than later pictures will show up. This is a micro stakes set. Paulson with inlays $0.50s, $1s $5s - the $5s are shaped inlay. $0.50s are charcoal grey, $1s are chocolate and the $5s orange. There are some worn $0.50 hot stamps worn till invisible - I'll replace those with $20 outpost chips.

I see I am getting old - the idea I could leave that case unfinished and still get some sleep!

DrStrange

PS I can't find any other sales of chips for this place or any thread with these chips. Could it be I have the only set among us?
 

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I have a few single chips, but have not seen any in significant quantity before. How big is the set, roughly?
 

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~300 chips. Just guessing at the moment - 50 hot stamps, 75 $0.50, 75 $1.00, 100 $5s

It is tax season at EMS and I can't play like I want to . . . . DrStrange
 

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interested to see the chips. also, you may have already heard this, but despite appearance (it's basically a storefront in a strip mall iirc), Palomar at least at one time had some of the highest stakes games available in san diego. i don't recall whether it was in posts made to 2+2 or in interviews on the podcast, but barry greenstein tells some interesting stories involving games he's played there.

didn't mean to derail - enjoy the chips!
 

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I went there about ten years ago and (I think) posted about it on CT. A half-dozen tables, only one going at 1/2 -- think it was a Thursday early evening.

Also what I thought were pretty crappy chips -- think they were the Chipcos shown on ChipGuide.

Those orange $5s are pretty nice!
 

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OK - a stole a few minutes and counted the chips.

All of these are Paulson chips
53 hot stamped fifty-cent chips
82 $0.50s
76 $1s
104 $5s
replacing the hot stamps with Outpost $20s gives me a total bank of $1,688. Hopefully enough to run a hotel room poker game with a short handed table playing $0.50/$0.50 blinds.

The inlay chips match the chips at the bottom of the chip guide page. The hot stamped $0.50 chips match the form of the other hot stamped chips, though there is no record of the fifty cent chips existing (aside from the fact I have 53 of them sitting in my kitchen). It is sad that the hot stamps are in horrible condition.

Yes I do like the orange $5 chips!

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PM me your shipping address, doc. Seems like mine have finally found a good home.
 

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And now, some PrOn:



These chips are intended to be my traveling set. I can carry ~300 chips through the airport by hand.


"Fresh" from the casino and filthy. Given the lack of smoke smell, this card room might be close to non-smoking.


Cleaned and oiled. The oil made a huge difference.


The hot stamped $0.50 chips are worn to death. I post this mostly because the chip guide does not note the existance of this chip. Maybe this lot are the only ones left?




All uncleaned and headed towards a much needed bath and oil treatment.

First game scheduled is September 8th at the DoTerra national convention in Salt Lake City. PCF folks are welcome to join us.

DrStrange

PS - Well Crap!!! The colors are all wrong on the five dollar chip. I must have selected some filter and screwed up the picture because the images don't match the chip in my hand and I know they are the same.
 

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Even worn, those gray fifty-centers are fine looking chips. Nice snag!

(Got your pm, will get them out this weekend.)
 

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Anyone know the rules for cancelled gaming chips in California? The Palomar is still open, so these chips did not get on the market as part of a bankruptcy sale. I am curious how this set came to exist and no others seem to be floating around.

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