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Table Games promo chips

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Carole, Mar 8, 2014.

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  1. Carole

    Carole Low-Roller

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    my offers from CET usually include freeplay for machines or chips for the tables. I have always opted for the freeplay. I received a seperate offer to use anytime between now and June at Tahoe in addition to freeplay that is 250 in promo chips. I am not so sure I understand their use. If your sitting at a 10 black jack table do you use 10 in chips and if you win you get to keep regular chips? or do you have to put 10 of your own money with the chip and then get 20 if you win?
     
  2. geegee1009

    geegee1009 Tourist

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    Sometimes casinos will send a coupon in the mail that says Match Play. If it is a $10 Match Play coupon , you must put the coupon on the wager you want to make and put $10 on top of it. If you win , the dealer takes the paper coupon and pays you $10 . You pick up the $20 on the felt and let out a yell because you have just won $10.

    Other times casinos will send a coupon for Free Table Play or give you what is called Promo Chips . You just put those on the wager you want , usually the casino limits these on even money bets, without having to put additional chips on the wager, like for the match play.
     
  3. WrongWayWade

    WrongWayWade VIP Whale

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    Free play chips are almost always just that, free play and you don't have to match them with your own money. They almost always are play once, win or lose, so if you put down a $10 free play chip and win the bet, they'll give you $10 of real chips and take away the free play chip. If you lose it it's gone. If it's a push, you can play it again.

    Basically they are worth a little less than 1/2 of their face value, as you expect to win on them 1/2 of the time and lose (a little more than) 1/2 of the time. At blackjack a few cheapskate places won't pay you 3:2 if you hit a blackjack, but most of them will pay it off correctly.

    You can't play these chips on bets that pay off with odds (like Ante at 3-card Poker or anywhere at Let it Ride, many other places). It has to be a 1:1 payoff, (red/black at roulette, any blackjack bet, pass line at craps, etc.)
     
  4. stackinchips

    stackinchips High-Roller

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    At CET, promo chips are play until you lose. So you will get paper printouts from the cashier (they look like receipts), and you can bet them on any even money bet and they will play/pay just like a regular casino chip would. You lose the hand you'll lose the promo, win, and they will pay you whatever the promo amount was in chips, and the promo will remain and you can play it until you lose.
     
  5. win4me

    win4me Low-Roller

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    I received the same thing. I also got 1 last year and they allowed me to take it in FP for the slot machines. I am hoping they will do the same this year.
     
  6. vsop

    vsop Low-Roller

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    I agree with earlier posts that CET promo chips (the chips are paper receipts with your name and the dollar denomination printed on each receipt) are use them till you lose, good only on even money bets and no need to match with real chips. Note, before you request the promo chips ask the cashier/cage person what denomination each "chip" will be....$5, $10 or $25.
     
  7. Carole

    Carole Low-Roller

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    Thank for for all the info. I do like to play some black jack and 3 card poker so maybe I will keep the chips. I was hoping I could get them in reasonable denomination amounts so that is good news.
     
  8. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Tourist

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    To me, these types of promo chips are "worth" the face value of the chip.

    The kind where they take the chip whether win or lose are worth 50 cents (actually just a bit less) on the dollar.
     
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