Hello everyone. I am new to chip collecting and relatively new to poker. I stumbled upon this (and another) forum after searching for images of Paulson's and knew I was in trouble. : ) Right now I have decent amount of Milano's and now that I know Empress (Joliet) chips are available, I think I'm kind of obsessed. The reasons why the empress chips caught my attention is that it was my favorite casino. I live about 30 minutes from it and on my 21st birthday, that's where I went. So not only are those chips pleasing to my eye, they are very nostalgic as well. I look forward to collecting a descent set of empress and surely, will be expanding to some other collections as well. I try to play as often as possible and look forward to learning new things from all of you and gaining insight across the world of poker.