Thanks for the review. They actually do look pretty cool. I havent pulled the trigger yet on a "leave in the car set" but these might just work the best.I have purchased samples of these. They are far better than the ones Apache is selling as the poker knights/monaco casino line. Yes they are slugged plastic. They are not China clay material but are VERY good chips for the money. I'm actually using these now for a cheap custom project. They actually kinda remind me of TRK's shallow edge spots. The mold is nicer and similar to CPC's fleur des Lis mold. It's sister set known as lucky horseshoe is a very dull mold very similar to the Paulson chip mold.
As Nomad pointed out they are available by the roll from Discount Poker but can be purchased everywhere in a p redone set anywhere from Walmart.com to Amazon.com....even Staples has these?!?!
Pretty harsh posts earlier too...kinda reminded me of the chip-snobbery of Chiptalk.
I have a couple of (OK, 5) burning questions, having just started this....well, I was going to call it a hobby, but methinks my wallet will call it something else. Let's go "investment"....
These are idly curious question - I like to know a little bit about everything when I start a hobby, so without further adieu:
1. What happened to the President New Yorker Casino? I've done some Google searches and I can't find alot of definitive info about it. I'm considering adding a set of PNY's shortly after I finish my Aztar set but I'd like to learn more about what happened to the actual casino first.
2. How does it work when a casino decides to decommision their chips? Do they have to destroy them, or is a gaming commission decision vs the casino's decision? Foxwoods recently changed over their $1 chips, and man would I have loved to get my hands on a couple of racks of the old ones. Just curious what the process is - for some reason I find this fascinating.
3. Is there a place somewhere where you can see the Paulson chips getting made, like a factory tour?
4. What's a "spinner"? I stupidly feel like I should know this, but I don't.
5. Does anybody here just collect sets, or does everyone play them? I have a set of Dunes Commems (the injection molded ones) and I use it at most of the games I play, just not sure if I'd want to break out a new set of casino clays (live or retired). Is this a common dilemna or am I just strange?
Actually, forget the last part of the last question - just let me know if it's a common dilemna.
Thanks! I'm looking forward to what everyone thinks and hoping that I don't catch heat for the multiple questions in the single post
#1bergs,Mar 16, 2009