Different Poker Chips And Their Values

Different Poker Chips And Their Values

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What are chips?

Tournament poker chips

Poker chips, casino tokens and gaming chips are the same name for currency used while gambling or playing card games. Players are not allowed to play with cash either in a casino or online. Players are required to convert their cash into these gaming chips or poker chips. Poker chips values are assigned to each of these chips.

The reason behind using poker chips is to make it easier to handle and count as compared to cash. When exchanging money for these chips, because of their shape and size, it becomes easier for people to calculate how much money is being paid and taken out. On the betting tables, chips make it easier to place bets. These poker chips are valuable whole playing at betting tables and are essentially of no value otherwise.

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How are poker chips made?

Poker chips or gaming chips are usually constructed using clay. These are chips molded out of clay and other durable material. Chips made before the 1950s were made purely and entirely out of clay. Modern day chips house materials such as clay, sand and chalk to make these gaming chips more durable so that they can be used for a longer time and are able to bear substantial wear and tear. The exact way of making these chips is a closely guarded trade secret. Different manufacturers have different way of making these poker chips.

Contrary to popular belief, these colored poker chips used to denote poker chip values are not painted. Multiple pieces of clay are used to form one poker chip. This can be done individually as well as in bulk. To do this in bulk, a long cylindrical shaped piece of clay is formed with these different pieces of colored clay and then cut into different pieces. If it is them that the poker chip values are assigned to every piece.

The graphics that denote the poker chip values on each of these chips are called inlays. These inlays are made of paper and then applied on the individual poker chips. A thin sheet of plastic is wrapped around each of these chips to make sure that these inlays stay in place.

Cash Game Poker Chip Values

Poker chip value

ash game poker chips are chips used to play informal games with friends or other players at casinos and on online platforms. These games usually have universal color codes for poker chips with some exceptions. These colors and value of casino chips -

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

White/Blue-

This chip holds one of the lowest poker chip values of all chips. This chip holds a $1 value. This chip, because of its low value, it used to post blinds and tip the dealers. This chip is used mostly in low stakes poker games.

Red-

This chip holds the second highest poker chip values of all chips. This chip holds a $5 value. These chips are universally red in color. Almost all platforms use the color red to denote a $5 chip. This chip is used mostly in low stakes poker games.

Brown-

This chip hones the third highest poker chip values of all chips. This chip holds a value of $10. This chip is used mostly in low stakes poker games.

Green-

This chip holds the fourth highest poker chip values of all chips. This chip holds a $25 value. This chip, like the red chip, is universally used to denote $25. This chip is used mostly in low stakes poker games.

Black-

This chip holds the fifth highest poker chip values of all chips. This chip holds a $100 value. This chip, because of its high value, denotes larger stakes and larger buy-ins as players who increase their buy-in value are given more black chips. This chip is used mostly in low stakes poker games.

Purple-

This chip holds one of the sixth highest poker chip values of all chips. This chip holds a $500 value. This chip is used mostly in high stakes poker games because of its high value.

Yellow-

This chip holds one of the sixth highest poker chip values of all chips. This chip holds a $1,000 value. This chip is used mostly in high stakes poker games because of its high value.

Dark Brown-

This chip holds the highest poker chip values of all chips. This chip holds a $5,000 value. This chip is used mostly in high stakes poker games because of its high value.

Tournament Poker Chip Values

Tournament poker chips are used in poker tournaments such as the World Series of Poker and other tournaments. These tournaments usually have universal color codes for poker chips with some exceptions. These colors and values are -

Green-

This chip holds one of the lower poker chip values of all chips used in tournaments. This chip holds a $25 value.

Black-

This chip holds one of the lower poker chip values of all chips used in tournaments. This chip holds a $100 value. This chip is seen in the early stages of the game, when the stakes start to rise.

Purple -

This chip holds one of the higher poker chip values of all chips used in tournaments. This chip holds a $500 value. This color is used in the World Series of Poker to signify the $500 value.

Yellow -

This chip holds one of the higher poker chip values of all chips used in tournaments. This chip holds a $1,000 value. This color is used in the World Series of Poker to signify the $1,000 value.

Orange -

This chip holds one of the higher poker chip values of all chips used in tournaments. This chip holds a $5,000 value. This color is used in the World Series of Poker to signify the $5,000 value.

Dark Green -

This chip holds the highest poker chip values of all chips used in tournaments. This chip holds a $25,000 value. This color is used in the World Series of Poker to signify the $25,000 value. These chips are larger in size as compared to the other poker chips. Due to this fact, they are called mini-frisbees.

What poker chips do you start with?

For most home game competitions, a good starting point is to give each player 3,000 chips and distribute them as follows:
8 $25 red chips
A total of eight white $100 chips are available.
2 $500 green chips
$1000 in black chips

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