Apache Josh told me pretty much the same thing Tuesday last week after I'd ordered some more Paulson racks. He said he'd been informed through his distributor that Paulson will no longer be selling to the home market. Yay GPI! Not.
Not to mention that they could easily charge twice the amount (or more) for semi-custom home chips, given the cost of the only other clay alternative. They have an entire array of spot choices/colors that will NEVER be used for casino chips.
We should just group-buy a casino. Not a big money-loser one, but something more along these lines... http://www.spinettisgaming.com/blog/?p=3234 The ultimate CT err... PCF meet-up! (well, #2 compared to Redbelly's set-up)
Nope. Equipment expenditures are huge, not to mention ya gotta know what you are doing. Chip-making isn't really common knowledge, or something you can research and cook up in your kitchen or garage. Combination science and art. And very few artists around....