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Poker Chips Buying Guide & Information

This is an information guide to the most commonly asked questions when buying poker chips:  



How many poker chips do I need for my game?
 
The following is rough guidance on how many poker chips you may need for your own poker evenings, followed by general advice on splits. You also need to take into account the variation of poker you will be playing and the betting tendencies of your mates:

Number of People Playing: Number of Poker Chips:
3-4
300 Chips
5-6
400 Chips
7-8
500 Chips
9 or more
1000 Chips

What colors should I use for the different denominations of poker chips?
 
Colors & Denominations of Poker Chips Most Commonly Used in Las Vegas Casinos:

Denominations:

Color:

$1
White
$2
Yellow
$5
Red
$10
Blue
$20
Grey
$25
Green
$50
Orange
$100
Black
$250
Pink
$500
Purple
$1000
Burgundy
$2000
Light Blue
$5000
Brown


How do I break up the denominations / colors of poker chips?


In a 4-color poker chips bank roll ( which is the most popular one) 70% of the poker chips should be at the lower and middle values.

For Example-- a 400 poker chip set would be:
100 White, 200 Red, 50 Green, 50 Black
OR
150 White, 150 Red, 50 Green, 50 Black




What is the difference between: clay composite, composite, plastic, ceramic & clay poker chips?

To understand the difference between the kinds of poker chips available read the Poker Chip Information Guide here.



Clay Poker Chips

Clay Composite Poker Chips

Plastic Poker Chips

Ceramic Poker Chips

Composite Poker Chips

Poker Chip Information