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2017 Vintage Casino Tournament Seating Sets Available now!!!

SALVATORE APODACA - Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Some of the first and best casinos of early Las Vegas have long since been imploded, sold, built over and just plain forgotten. The nostalgia of those casinos and the famous and infamous characters and events that shaped Las Vegas are still alive though. Collectors, tourists and historians are often more interested in the days of the Rat Pack, the Mafia, Elvis, desegregation, Liberace and the young Wayne Newton.

This seating set group buy is an homage to four of those early and most iconic casinos. 

  • The Aladdin (red)
  • The Pioneer Club (green)
  • The Horseshoe Club (brown)
  • The Stardust (violet)


A tournament seating set allows you to fairly assign seats to players at gaming tables. Generally these are used for poker tournaments but they can actually be used for any gaming activity where you need to randomly seat players.

Each table has a marker - a 107mm rectangular plaque - with a casino name and its color scheme. A player can choose from a bag or you can lay all the chips face down at your check-in table. All the backs of all the seating chips are the same so players can't tell which table or seat each chip belongs to. And their choice is made in full view making the seating process fair and transparent.




Along with the seating chips and the table marker each set also includes a matching dealer button. No poker table is complete without a great dealer button.

Two more options include an 82mm High Hand oval plaque and 43mm Bounty chips. Check out those beauties! 

The group buy for this set was started over at the wonderful Poker Chip Forum. If you aren't already became a member go ahead and sign up and explore all the great discussions and debates to had.

You can order these great sets right here on Old West Poker Supplies only for a limited time. And we need your help in meeting the minimum order quantities on all the seating chips so please order before August 15th. You can monitor the progress of the group buy on the forum thread. 

If you have any questions or concerns that I haven't answered here or on the forum then please drop me a line  to oldwestps@gmail.com. Don't forget to order before August 15th and we'll be able to ship the final product in early September.

Thank you for your support!
Salvatore - Old West Poker Supplies



Gearing up for the 2017 Seating/Bounty Sets Group Buy

SALVATORE APODACA - Thursday, July 13, 2017

Every year we get requests for new seating/bounty combination sets for multiple table tournaments. We usually end up offering four tables worth of seating chips for ten players with a plaque and dealer button for each table. The group buy starts at the Poker Chip Forum and then is completed using our web site shopping cart for all customers.

You can find more information here...

The interest and design thread -

https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/seating-and-bounty-sets-2017-interest-and-design-thread.21572/

The theme poll - 

https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/poll-1-seating-and-bounty-sets-2017-theme.21761/

Check out the current theme ideas:
  •  Vintage Vegas Casinos - ie. Stardust, Aladdin, Horseshoe, Hacienda
  •  Poker Royalty - King, Queen, Jack, Joker
  •  Compass Points - N, S, E, W
  •  Elements - Earth, Fire, Air, Water
  •  Seasons - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Keep an eye on the blog for more information. Vote in the poll if you plan on purchasing a set.

Salvatore


The Official 2016 WSOP Copag Playing Cards Are Here!

SALVATORE APODACA - Sunday, May 07, 2017


(get Lace cards here) (get Main Event cards here)

With over 6700 entrants in 2016 the popularity of the World Series Of Poker doesn't seem to be waning one bit. And every year we get a new batch of the official cards to sell to the masses. They go pretty quick so you'll probably want to get your hands on them right away. You can put them into play while the 2017 WSOP begins or just keep them in their packaging like so many collectors out there.

Here's the official spiel from the manufacturer...

"Poker enthusiasts will love this 2016 World Series of Poker playing card set. Brand new, sealed and never used, this set is a must-have for any collector. These are the very same 100% plastic playing cards used by all World Series of Poker players who participated in the tournament at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada. The same cards Qui Nguyen used when he took home $8 million and the coveted bracelet last year."

And don't forget that Copag is still one of the best card manufacturers in the world. Manufactured in Brazil by Copag, these cards are made from Copag's proprietary 100% acetate plastic. Seasoned players know that Copag cards last longer, shuffle better, and deal so fluidly that you'll never want to play with another paper or vinyl card ever again.


Huge "Dealer Button Bazaar" Group Buy!

SALVATORE APODACA - Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Huge "Dealer Button Bazaar" Group Buy! We're taking order now until May 17th. Order here.

Chocked full of old buttons that are out of print or have never been printed before, new buttons and buttons we've only offered on a limited basis.

Just so you understand that there is a community of people who have an obsession with poker chips. It's about the art and construction as much as it is about the game. Folks spend thousands of dollars on different sets of new and used poker chips from manufacturers as well as from real casinos that change their styles of poker chips often or close and auction them off.

Seriously, check out these button designs and you'll see an array of different designs for dealer buttons that are related to all kinds of real and fictional casinos as well as designs that were popular amongst those in the poker chip community - call them aficionados if you must. 

(From left to right, top to bottom) Casablanca Casino, Casino Aztar, Even Stevens, Garden City, Oak Tree, Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino, Casino Pointe After, Rounders, Terrible's, Casino de Isthmus and President Casino on the Admiral.

Dealer buttons are obviously a collector's passion in some circles. We like to match them to sets that people purchase over the years from actual casinos or group buys for chips that have formed over the years on poker chip forums including Chiptalk, Poker Chip Forum and Home Poker Tourney.

Below are a few more designs we also contributed to the group buy.

Of course the Top Hat & Cane buttons are for the many folks lucky enough to have the World TH&C poker chips that are no longer in print but were very popular for many years.

There have been no group buys for Stardust chips but we plan on releasing some replica chips in the near future for that iconic now closed casino.

There also a few more designs not shown here but below are the Atlantic Club buttons. And the interesting Iron Bank dealer buttons in homage to that great show on television I probably don't have to mention.

This group buy as mentioned above was started on Poker Chip Forum. You can follow the link. Or you can just purchase some of the buttons from our store for a limited time. The link to our Group Buy catalog is right here.

These are just some of the fun things us poker chip enthusiasts do to pass the time. Well, it's my job but you get the idea. It's a passion. 

Enjoy!
Salvatore


Our Custom Poker Chip Gallery

SALVATORE APODACA - Sunday, July 26, 2015

A few weeks ago we debuted our Custom Poker Chip Gallery which displays a small percentage of the work we've done throughout the many years (12) we've been in business. Some of the work in the gallery is work that we actually designed for customers. We do a lot of design assistance completely free for our customers. 

We thought putting some of work into a gallery would showcase not only the work we do but would be a great way to highlight the fact that design for this specific genre is really overlooked. There are many artists in the poker chip design industry. These small works of art are admired and collected throughout the world.

So enjoy the gallery and the next time you're handling some poker chips at your nearest club or casino take a moment to admire the artwork on the chip. And if you're a customer who has had work done in the past or is having a set printed or maybe wants to get a set printed and you want your work highlighted in our gallery let us know by sending us an email.


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