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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



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.


Rounders Poker Chip Replica Pre-Release Announcement

SALVATORE APODACA - Friday, July 31, 2015

Hey there partners. Or should I say "привет" for you Russian speakers. Check it out. We've finally decided to offer our version of the poker chips used by Teddy KGB in the film "Rounders". That's right. Break out the Oreos. The replicas have originally been done a lot in the clay variety so this is not ground breaking or anything we just wanted to give ceramics fans a chance to have a set as well. Plus because they are ceramic they are fully customizable. If you want to change anything it's your call.

Pre-orders are available at the link below...

http://www.oldwestpokersupplies.com/shop/stock-ceramic-poker-chips/rounders-replicas

These are currently in the prototype phase but you should be able to pre-order them as soon as August 1st. Yes, that's tomorrow. So you can pre-order samples sets and full sets. Send us an email if you have any questions at all. You can also ask us to customize your own version of this famous poker chip design and get it printed before everyone else gets their hands on the stock version. But you're going to have to handle Worm on your own. Keep him away from these beauties. (Such a perfect name for that character by the way.)

We will also be releasing plaques in the square and oval versions, as well as a dealer button. We're going "all in" with this set. Was that too much? lol. I'll update with the links for the pre-orders as soon as they become available. Do svidanya!


Poker in the News June 5th, 2015

SALVATORE APODACA - Friday, June 05, 2015

Of course the World Series of Poker is well underway folks. I hope some of our customers are able to make it to Las Vegas and participate. Every year I tell myself I'd love to buy in to an event but I just never do it. Now they have this amazing Colossus event. 22,374 entries? Are you kidding me? What kind of master tournament director is in charge of that thing?

 http://espn.go.com/blog/poker/post/_/id/2196/colossal-expectations-and-turnout


AP Photo/John Locher

And they're investigating this guy, Valeriu Coca, who is suspected of marking cards in the Heads Up Event. Wow, you gotta have some real cajones to pull off a cheat in a big recorded event like that. You'd think the idea of just playing poker on the biggest stage would be challenging enough.

https://www.bluff.com/news/wsop-investigating-heads-up-championship-cheating-allegations-66266/

Sounds like this will make for some good viewing later this summer.


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