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curious about some chips i found

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by raddad77, Jul 15, 2014.

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  1. raddad77

    raddad77 Newbie

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    Hey all I'm Rob. I live in Wisconsin. My girlfriend and I were cleaning out her grandpas garage and found a bag of poker chips varying in denomination from $1 to $1000. Most of the chips are green $25 that have Las Vegas Casino on them, the others are kind of iridescent, with the heart, club, spade, and diamond in the center and say The Ultimate Poker Chip on them. My questions to anyone who could help is this. Are they actually worth the denomination printed on them? And if they are do I have to travel to Vegas to cash them in? I would greatly appreciate some help with this. Thanks and I'll be looking forward to your responses. Sincerely Rob
     
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    I believe the chips with the heart, club, spade and diamond on them are not from a casino but are 'play' chips for use at homeā€¦no value. The other chips you have are probably worth their face value if they have a casino name printed on them and the casino still exists. For instance a 20 year old Caesars chip is still good but a 20 year old New Frontier chip is not.
    To find out if they are still good, see the casino name printed on the chip. Google or Wikkepedia the name of the casino to see if it still exists. The web site should have a phone number that you can call to ask about their chips.
    I would think you have to take a trip to Las Vegas, or wherever, to cash them in at their casino cage.
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    I used to collect chips, but sold my collection off. Sounds to me your grandpa liked to play poker at home, just like millions of other people and he had some store bought chips. They are probably more sentimental valued than monetary valued. Some old home chips do have some value to collectors, best bet is to jump on ebay and do some poking around and see if you can match them up with some on there and that will give you an idea of what they may be worth.
     
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    Thanks I'll look into that
     
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    Thanks I'll do that
     
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    When you say some of the chips say "Las Vegas Casino" on them are you saying they actually have the words "Las Vegas Casino" printed on them? or do you mean to say that the chips have the name of a Las Vegas casino printed on them?

    If they just say "Las Vegas Casino" on some and "Ultimate Poker Chip" on the others then those are just play money chips and have no value to them - this is what it sounds like you have found.

    If they actually have the name of a Las Vegas casino on them and are casino chips then they will still have a value to them unless they have been discontinued or cancelled... if they have been discontinued or cancelled then the casino is under no obligation to honor them (and if they are old chips, they are likely discontinued).
     
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    But to collectors the real chips with value are the older ones that cannot be cashed for face value anymore..Sahara,Dunes,VegasWorld etc...And no one would want to cash those in at face..
    Even some still 'live' cashable chips from the Palms,Hardrock are worth a lot more than face value at the cage if they are limited editions,uncirculated etc..But to the OP they are definitely gift shop purchase chips and no resale value..
     
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    Snap a pic and we can better help you. I have over 3000 chips that I used to use for my home games...mix of real ex-casino chips, current casino $1 chips, and "no value" Paulson clay chips.
     
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    No there's no casino name so I guess they're just for "play" Damn thought I might have scored big thanks for your input I appreciate it
     
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    post a few pics anyway, you never know someone may offer you something for them...even play ones if they are anything decent. I used to "hang out" over at Chiptalk.com, you never know what folks like...maybe worth something just for their age or if say made from bakelite or something
     
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    Bakelite and even some were made out of ivory. Like I said before, some old home play chips are sought after. In my collecting days I have seen guys think they had worthless home chips and they actually had illegal club chips, and those are very sought after.
     
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