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Which plastic chips out there come closest to replicating the quality, look, and feel of Bud Jones chips? Or do they not exist? I'm thinking along the lines of the cheap chips like Monte Carlos, etc.
 

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The Monte Carlos or Crown Casinos for look, but they're both slugged and 13.5g/chip.

These 16 stripe chips are only 9g, and may be closer to the feel. @SeanGecko likes them a lot, and may be able to speak to the similarities and differences. https://www.chipsandgames.com/claycomposite9gramlasvegaswhitepokerchips-setof100.aspx


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At the risk of offending the fans, I think these are very close to the V1 and R1:
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These come in a variety of weights. The unslugged ones can be feather light. If you can find a version that is around 7g, it would match my recollection of the BJ's.
 

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At the risk of offending the fans, I think these are very close to the V1 and R1:
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These come in a variety of weights. The unslugged ones can be feather light. If you can find a version that is around 7g, it would match my recollection of the BJ's.
Not offensive, those are essentially the exact chips almost all high-end plastics brands use as cheap roulette or frac options.
 

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Which plastic chips out there come closest to replicating the quality, look, and feel of Bud Jones chips? Or do they not exist? I'm thinking along the lines of the cheap chips like Monte Carlos, etc.

What exactly are you looking for? Cash set, tourney set, how many players?

There are many different lines of Bud Jones chips. Some that were sold for private home use are very light and probably not that much better or different than, say, vintage Super Diamonds. I'm not sure you'll find a cheaper plastic equivalent to the V7s, V8s, or S2s.

I think someone is trying to negotiate for a small group buy in Europe for a bunch of Abbiati chips - there were about 8,000 of them negotiating around the price point of 600 euro. I'm not sure how far they've gotten in negotiations, but the price sounds fantastic for the quality of (used) chip you're likely to get. Maybe make some enquiries and try to get in on that deal?
 

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These 16 stripe chips are only 9g, and may be closer to the feel. @SeanGecko likes them a lot, and may be able to speak to the similarities and differences. https://www.chipsandgames.com/claycomposite9gramlasvegaswhitepokerchips-setof100.aspx


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I have around 3,000 of those chips (Las Vegas Pro 9g), with some red blanks with a slightly different spot pattern. I think they were a pretty good choice for the low price point -- the original production runs (15 years ago or so) were rather chalky, almost a precursor to the china clay chips that started appearing shortly afterwards.

The later more-colorful versions (with different label options) morphed into a much more plastic-like composition, and are pretty similar to non-weighted Bud Jones chips (although they are not machined or polished).
 

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The Monte Carlos or Crown Casinos for look, but they're both slugged and 13.5g/chip.

These 16 stripe chips are only 9g, and may be closer to the feel. @SeanGecko likes them a lot, and may be able to speak to the similarities and differences. https://www.chipsandgames.com/claycomposite9gramlasvegaswhitepokerchips-setof100.aspx


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I second a recommendation for the 16-stripe chips from 15 years ago. Having owned and enjoyed faux clays back in the day, I oft refer to the 16-stripes as "faux Bud Jones" chips. They are quite nice, especially considering the price.
 

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@jr8719 give a review?
For the money @TwoSevenOff, you're not going to find a better chip! Although I can't really speak to how comparable they are to Bud Jones, as I only have a small shuffle stack of the Parkers ones (which have suction issues).

Yes, they took a while to murder and relabel, but the matching spot patterns make them a great tournie set option, in my opinion.

They feel nice, shuffle well and stack pretty solidly — although the purple ones are fairly slippery, suggesting they come from another factory / production line.

Likewise, the white / black ones have colour bleed / printing issues on the edges, but for that price I couldn't complain. That isn't to say it's definitely going to be an issue with the other white / black ones they have in stock.

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The 5000s on the far right are Brybellys from Amazon, if I remember. Feel a lot more plastic than the rest + lighter.

@BGinGA I don't suppose you have any spare orange or blue ones, do ya?
 
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For the money @TwoSevenOff, you're not going to find a better chip! Although I can't really speak to how comparable they are to Bud Jones, as I only have a small shuffle stack of the Parkers ones (which have suction issues).

Yes, they took a while to murder and relabel, but the matching spot patterns make them a great tournie set option, in my opinion.

They feel nice, shuffle well and stack pretty solidly — although the purple ones are fairly slippery, suggesting they come from another factory / production line.

Likewise, the white / black ones have colour bleed / printing issues on the edges, but for that price I couldn't complain. That isn't to say it's definitely going to be an issue with the other white / black ones they have in stock.

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The 5000s on the far right are Brybellys from Amazon, if I remember. Feel a lot more plastic than the rest + lighter.

@BGinGA I don't suppose you have any spare orange or blue ones, do ya?

Awesome, thanks for review. Where did you buy your set?
 

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@BGinGA I don't suppose you have any spare orange or blue ones, do ya?
No, but the entire 300 chip set is up for grabs. Adequate tourney chips for 2 tables (25-5000), and a huge amount of reds for a deep cash set (blues, whites, and reds).

Originally planned to relabel them, but now realize that it's not likely to ever happen.
 

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Ahhhh, thank you. I've managed to build myself a decent tournament set by now, just needed a barrel here or there.
 

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Ahhhh, thank you. I've managed to build myself a decent tournament set by now, just needed a barrel here or there.
Actually, I picked some extra rolls of 50 to beef it up a bit last year (or maybe 2018). Don't remember which colors, but maybe some oranges so I may have a few extras (no blues, for sure). Shoot me a pm with what you need and I'll inventory what I have currently.
 

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For the money @TwoSevenOff, you're not going to find a better chip! Although I can't really speak to how comparable they are to Bud Jones, as I only have a small shuffle stack of the Parkers ones (which have suction issues).

Yes, they took a while to murder and relabel, but the matching spot patterns make them a great tournie set option, in my opinion.

They feel nice, shuffle well and stack pretty solidly — although the purple ones are fairly slippery, suggesting they come from another factory / production line.

Likewise, the white / black ones have colour bleed / printing issues on the edges, but for that price I couldn't complain. That isn't to say it's definitely going to be an issue with the other white / black ones they have in stock.

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The 5000s on the far right are Brybellys from Amazon, if I remember. Feel a lot more plastic than the rest + lighter.

@BGinGA I don't suppose you have any spare orange or blue ones, do ya?
These look like the same chips. Is the second set in this pic also plastic?
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Since this came back up...

If anyone is interested in these sixteen-stripe chips, make up your mind soon. Inventory at chipsandgames is running low. As of two weeks ago they have a few thousand red, a few thousand orange, and a few thousand white, and are sold out of everything else.

I know because I ordered two thousand of them for my upcoming custom set, and they were already sold out of some of what I wanted. I had to rearrange my color scheme to fit their inventory (happily, I'm still satisfied with the new scheme). I even got the last 200 blue chips, and I only got those because they found some hidden on a shelf in the warehouse while I was on the phone with them. :)

Oh, they're also out of solid green Spirit molds. I got the last two hundred of those, too.
 

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Since this came back up...

If anyone is interested in these sixteen-stripe chips, make up your mind soon. Inventory at chipsandgames is running low. As of two weeks ago they have a few thousand red, a few thousand orange, and a few thousand white, and are sold out of everything else.

I know because I ordered two thousand of them for my upcoming custom set, and they were already sold out of some of what I wanted. I had to rearrange my color scheme to fit their inventory (happily, I'm still satisfied with the new scheme). I even got the last 200 blue chips, and I only got those because they found some hidden on a shelf in the warehouse while I was on the phone with them. :)

Oh, they're also out of solid green Spirit molds. I got the last two hundred of those, too.
I stupidly/wisely bought a bunch of the 16 stripe.
220 purple
300 orange
300 red
300 White
600 blue

Why did I buy these!!!
 

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Thoughts on the “poker room” chips I posted?
Oh not a big fan of either of those. Different material on some of the 16 stripe chips. The ones on CHIPS AND GAMES are fantastic.

Bought the top row and currently giving them away to clients who have good sessions. .
 
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These look like the same chips. Is the second set in this pic also plastic?View attachment 559530
Just to confirm, the ones on the top row of this photo are NOT the same as the ones @CrazyEddie is talking about from chipsandgames.

The ones in your photo are from Brybelly, and feel cheaper + a fair bit lighter than the ones from chipsandgames (the ones they stock are from the Welcome to Las Vegas fantasy range and, as many have mentioned, are great chips, especially for the price they're essentially giving them away for).

My relabelled T5000 chip was originally the Brybelly 5000 in your photo — and is pretty flimsy and slippery in comparison to the other chips in my lineup. You can see the difference in the width and size of the T5000's stripes in comparison to the rest — the chip itself is ever so slightly bigger than the rest, too.

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The purple T25 was a blank originally, BTW. Even though it looks almost identical to the other chips, stripe wise, it's the most slippery chip out of the entire lineup — thus suggesting that it had nothing to do with the Welcome to Las Vegas chips / comes from a different manufacturer.

If you want my honest opinion, avoid the striped ones in your photo and, as @CrazyEddie said, get yourself a set of the ones from chipsandgames before they sell out. As others have said, you won't be disappointed; I'd happily pay $20 for a rack of them, let alone $4!
 
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