Not a serious collector, just like to get a dollar chip (nobody knows what a cheque is anymore) from casinos I have played at, especially before they close. I usually just try to buy one at the cage and tip if they make an effort to get me one in decent shape. Some casinos, recently Tropicana, refuse this and say I have to get them at the table. They will then exchange floor chips for cleaner, less circulated ones. My friend is a serious collector and says that there is a reason that the cage may sell one to a collector but doesn't want people to buy them in quantity. Anyone know why? Seems to me that if I wanted to buy fifty black chips from Tropicana before they re-brand that I would just be giving them free money.