What got you into chipping

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I feel like this has probably already been covered, but as a new chipper I think it would be interesting to hear how the more experienced got into chipping and maybe a little about your first sets.
 

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I started playing with my friends, my buddy had Paulson classics and CDI chips. I wanted to get my own so I could host the games. I was hanging at home poker tourney, found the asm link, decided to make customs, then found chiptalk, rest is history
 

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Went searching for an upgrade to a set of hologram chips for our home games. Saw a custom set on 2+2 in the home poker forum, which led me to ChipTalk and a set of Chipcos. I figured I'd only need one set...now I have four.
 

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Bought a keychain in Vegas with a poker chip in 92 after seeing Grateful Dead three night run at Silver Bowl. Always liked that chip And key chain. got into chips about 10 years later.
 

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Like most things in life, whatever rabbit hole you are in probably runs pretty deep. I don’t poke around a ton of rabbit holes, but I go DEEP into the ones I have and I stay there for life. I’m not the kinda guy to get into a hobby for a year and bounce. So I only have a few.

I found this rabbit hole in my quest to improve my weekly home game when I was young. I remember calling Paulson when I was 23 naively thinking I could get a custom set done. They were not nice. Luckily I found CPC. It warms my heart that other clowns out there had my same naive dream and some of those folks had enough persistence to make it a reality.

My journey was dice chips - CPC - Paulson - Matsui - Matsui - ???? My wife green lighted me getting another set but I’m not sure what I want. So many fun options.

I might take a flier in the wsop instead. If I have to be honest poker is my love and chips are just the fine ass tools of the trade.
 

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I wanted some board game chips. Found chiptalk from there. Then felt like starting a home game.
 

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I bought a friend a 500-piece set of metal slugged chips as a housewarming present off Amazon, and was instantly jealous that his chips were nicer than my 300-pc set I had for years.

Started doing research online, found the Hobbyphilic videos, and eventually PCF.

Joined, bought some cheaper chips, then was invited to a home game where the first time I played was with mint Paulsons - Big Top Poker.

It was a wrap after that.
 

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Las Vegas was the first trip I took with my future wife. At that point in life, we didn't have a lot of money or space in our suitcases, so we grabbed $1 chips from the various casinos we visited as a souvenir. It's been a rabbit hole since
 

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When i started watching poker on TV (moneymaker 03) I would see players shuffling their chips and I thought it was sooooo cool. Even the way the pros would divide the chips and raise the pot there was a certain flair or finesse that i had never seen before. So when i would hold chips I was always trying to learn what I thought was proper poker form!
Chips have power because we add a value to them so whenever I was at the casino i would always love holding them and having a stack in front of me. The feeling is like when you're a kid and you walk into an arcade room with $100 to blow on tickets and you load, the tickets are so important to you.
The lights, the names, the history, MONEY women, vice, VEGAS BABY! Everything draws a young man in and these chips are the center of it all. The reason vegas stands, the reason vegas has a heartbeat.

BTW i still suck at shuffling chips. Maybe its the sausage fingers i have no clue. Hope you like my heartfelt response hahaha
 

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I wanted to upgrade my dice chips because we used the same chips for tournaments and cash AND I got tired of repeating which color was what denomination.

I found this site and had no idea the options available. I didn’t know I could buy real casino chips!! It started from there!
 

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I had a great uncle who used to tell he played for the Shreveport Snappers and was about to get called up to the bigs, but blew his knee out stealing second base.......
 

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I took over a long-running home game (after the first host moved to another state, the second got divorced, and the third had his house foreclosed on).

In general I wanted to try to upgrade the game a bit. The last of these hosts turned over three cases of the dirty dice chips we’d been using for years. I felt there had to be some better options.

After misfiring with a couple of (now very embarrassing) Amazon purchases, I stumbled on this forum.

Soon thereafter, I found a set of 1,000 H-mold solids on eBay at a price which was probably inflated, but it gave me a taste of the better life. Then graduated to a similarly-sized set of THCs.
 

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i started collecting $1 casino chips from all the casinos i've played at. after recognizing the casino quality compared to what we use in our home games, i am now faceted with upgrading our home poker chips/supplies.
 

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i started collecting $1 casino chips from all the casinos i've played at. after recognizing the casino quality compared to what we use in our home games, i am now faceted with upgrading our home poker chips/supplies.
Same exact thing for me. I've been collecting casino singles since the mid 90's. It still bugs me that there are a handful of casinos that I've played at that I forgot to pick up a souvenir chip. Ebay helps out with that though.
 

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Agree with @chrismurda and @Mangatang - I only take chips back from a winning trip at a casino. After so many decades, I've got a full rack of them. One night, after playing in my home game, I was just staring at the rack and I wondered "why am I still playing with these shitty chips?" I started looking at reviews on YouTube, found @Hobbyphilic , found PCF, and then found @T_Chan ... and like $6,000 later, here I am. Dammit. DAMMIT!

And I've just scratched the tip of the iceberg here. There's so much more to explore...
 
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I feel like this has probably already been covered, but as a new chipper I think it would be interesting to hear how the more experienced got into chipping and maybe a little about your first sets.

Got a chip case as a gift since I... ugh... had over 1,000 dice chips. I saw they didn't look right in the case and figured I could find something nicer. One google search led me to hobbyphilic's youtube channel which led me to the pokerchip pr0n thread and now I'm here!

Edit: The case now holds 1,000 scrolls and I can't wait to get different sets!
 
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