SF/Bay Area Member. Hi, y'all

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Hi there,

I have always loved Poker chips, but I have never owned anything more than composite suited chips. I'm training to become a games/Poker dealer in the Bay Area so I've had to focus a lot more on my chips. It's become very important to me to have comfort while practicing cutting chips, shuffling, ect, so I decided to get a few stacks of high quality chips as an upgrade to my composites and practice with casino grade chip.

I found this forum last night and didn't get a lick of sleep researching all of the variables. In the end, I've decided to purchase the Milano sample pack (12), 25x$0.50 Milanos and 25x$5 Milanos from claysmithgaming.com for a total of 62 chips, enough for lots of practice!

I'm interested in branching out to more than just Milanos. What sample packs should I get for variety and trying out new materials? Open to suggestions and looking forward to interacting with y'all.

P.S. If there's any home games in the area, let me know! I enjoy live poker much more than online poker
 

WedgeRock

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I'm training to become a games/Poker dealer in the Bay Area so I've had to focus a lot more on my chips.

I'd get whatever you will be using in your job. Check out the casinos and cardrooms you will be applying to here and see what they use.

Obviously if you have any questions, just ask.

And there seems to be a strong home game presence in NorCal. You shouldn't have any trouble finding a game.

Welcome to PCF!
 

charitycase

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Welcome

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You might be surprised to learn how worn-down live chips are in the casino.
Your best option for practice chips is to spend <$100 on $1 chips at your nearest casino; then just take them home (return them later for a 100% refund).
When you get out into the sunlight, you'll notice significant damage and grime upon your chips - that's what the everyday dealer is handling during an ordinary shift.

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Nevertheless, around here you'll find plenty of casino chips which are in fine condition.
It's easy to fall in love with a set and spend all your money, though - tread carefully!

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One Last Thing |
Should you finally achieve your goal of employment as a professional dealer, I will burden you now with this responsibility:
You must immediately alarm this forum whenever the casino swaps-out old chips with new chips.
Expect a lot of PMs, new friends, and favor requests!
 
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I'd get whatever you will be using in your job. Check out the casinos and cardrooms you will be applying to here and see what they use.

Obviously if you have any questions, just ask.

And there seems to be a strong home game presence in NorCal. You shouldn't have any trouble finding a game.

Welcome to PCF!
Thanks for the resource, I don't see mine on there but luckily I've picked up some chips already. Here's a picture.

Responsibility accepted, haha
welcome, which city you in
Berkeley!


Welcome!

Now where are you REALLY from?

...Cause I ain't never heard 'a no Bay Area native sayin' 'ya'll' or 'lick of sleep' :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
Hahaha, LA native. Up here in Berkeley for school & work. Good eye!
 

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