Denominations of Poker Chips

In case you’ve finally decided to join the community of successfully poker-playing people and started to collect the basic knowledge about the game and its features, you are likely to be interested in the chips’ variations and dominations as the basis of playing the real-money poker in casinos.

Why Is It So Important to Distinguish the Chips Domination?

Imagine yourself coming into the casino. You are eager to play some poker and win some decent amount of cash. Well, the first thing you are to do is to find the cashier and buy there some poker chips, as you are probably aware that certain poker game variations require chips as a symbol of the amount of money you are to bet as a form of currency, like Blackjack, Texas or Omaha Hold’em, 7-Card Stud and the others. So depending on the game variation you’ve chosen, and the amount of money you are willing to multiply, you buy chips.

Wait a second. Chips? What color of chips? How much is their value? How many of them do I need? Etc. these questions will attack your brain as soon as you enter the casino and decide to buy poker chips. We are here to help you choose them properly.

The List of Poker Chips Dominations

The first thing you have to know here is that the colors of chips are not occasionally different. Each color represents the value, so we’ll show you the list of poker chips domination in the next paragraph.

Here is the list of poker chips’ domination according to their color. General features and dominations:

Color - Price

White - $1

Yellow - $2

Red - $5

Blue - $10

Grey - $20

Green - $25

Orange - $50

Black - $100

Pink - $250

Purple - $500

Burgundy - $1000

Light Blue - $2000

Brown - $5000

These are the general dominations, which you are likely to observe in most of the casinos. Thus, it doesn’t mean that this domination variant is the only one right and equal for every casino. You will not be wrong to consider this one as a right one as well. as you know, each casino may freely set their own chip values as well as their colors, but the main, the basic colors and dominations are presented above.

Nevertheless, in case you have decided to have a poker tournament at your own home, you are considered the host, so you will dictate and set the chips value as you want. However, some chips, created especially for casual atmosphere home poker games, may include the chips value written on each chip not to confuse the poker newbie.

By the way, in case you’ve decided to buy poker chips for personal use, remember that it is desirable to buy at least 500 chips set; after all it always depends on the average amount of players you are going to play with.

Anyway, good luck in poker practicing!

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