Blackjack Chip Colors

  • Carmine782

    Blackjack Chip Colors

    Good Evening, I was wondering is there any higher chips used for Blackjack then the Purple $500 Chips? If so, what color are they are what are the dominations they have, I never seen anything higher, Im just curious.
    Thanks!
    Carmne.

  • Montreal Casino

     

    Interesting question. The highest i’ve seen is a 500$ chip also.

  • Jeff25

     

    I’ve seen yellow $1000 chips and grey $5000 chips.

  • Dyepaintball12

     

    I’ve definitely seen $1,000 chips, but I dont remember the color.

  • CasinoKid

     

    Does blackjack have its own chips, don’t they just use the casino standard? And the casino standard would depend on the highest value games, my local casino doesn’t have anything over 500 dollar chips, at least on the general floor, because the highest value games are 2000 dollars, for all games I think. For blackjack it is 1000 dollars for the max bet. Maybe in the VIP room they have higher chips for the bigger games.

    Could be different here, Adelaide casino uses a sort of yellow colour for 10 dollar chips instead of blue like in the movies.

    Speaking of movies, are the thousand dollar chips really bigger than normal? And those passport sized gold slabs they had in Casino Royal, has anyone here ever actually had something as high value as that?

  • Jeff Dubya

     

    all the $1000 chips I have seen are yellow and the same size and weight as standard clay chips.

    However, I don’t think there is any rule of standardization that requires certain denominations be specific colors – so they could easily be different from casino to casino.

  • weavin42

     

    In kansas city, the $500 chips are orange and as slang they are called pumpkins.

  • ChefJJ

     

    Quote: CasinoKid said:
    Does blackjack have its own chips, don’t they just use the casino standard?

    I thought they were typically interchangable between other similar table games, including craps. But I do know that the $2.50 are somewhat unique to blackjack (definitely won’t let you use them on the dice table).

    good luck

  • SecurityRisk

     

    I’ve seen yellow chips in Vegas that were $1000, same size as a standard chip. I’ve also seen $1000 orange chips in Indiana that were larger than all the other chips.

  • chichow

     

    I see yellows and oranges for 1000 dollar chips.

    In general, I also see greys for 5000 dollar chips.
    But then I have also seen brown for 5000 dollar chips.

  • Mimosine

     

    i’ve never seen anything higher than $1000 (which were yellow).

    in So cal, $1 chips are either white or blue (in vegas too i guess) or silvers.

    I’ve seen pink $2.50 chips at el cortez and barona (san diego).

    other than that, haven’t seen much variation.

  • rogue1

    The Hot Shoe

    In the DVD The Hot Shoe you can see $1,000 chips that three M.I.T. players bring into their room,at the very beginning of the documentary. They appeared like swirley black and gold colored.

  • 21forme

     

    In AC, $1000 chips are orange, and usually called pumpkins. I had a few of them yesterday (had a good day and broke a several session losing streak.) I’ve only seen $5K chips at Borgata and they were gray.

    I’ve seen bright yellow (sun colored) chips, also at Borgata, worth $20, but only at the Asian games tables.

  • EasyRhino

     

    Red Green and Black are the only truly consistent colors it seems.

    Locally, of if I remember correctly, $1k chips are yellow (Barona), light blue (Pala)… and maybe even white.

    Also, I noticed that some places will have the chips be larger in diameter after a certain denomination, which is a nice touch.

  • moo321

     

    Allegedly there are 10k chips at the Bellagio. But no one uses them, because it’s a huge hassle to cash them.

  • Automatic Monkey

     

    Foxwoods has $5K greys and $20K bright blue chips. On rare occasions a grey will show up on a non-high limit table, but I’ve never seen a blue in person. At Mohegan they used to use brown $3 cheques in the poker room, to speed up $3/$6 games.

    When you are coloring in and cashing out, a cheap way to make the PC like you is to offer to take away a pumpkin or any other odd chips from the rack and bring them to the cage. It makes their accounting easier and they will sometimes show their appreciation as they rate you.

    I liked the old cheques with the metal inserts they used to use at the El Cortez.

    The scariest cheque I’ve ever seen was a white $100 that only differed from a white $1 by the color of the pattern inside. They used these up at one of the northern Michigan stores, forgot which one. But I do remember I almost gave a waitress a really big tip.

  • suicyco maniac

     

    Michigan has some really strange colored chips. The casinos that have both Canadian and USD in the float are the worst.

  • SilentBob420BMFJ

     

    the resorts casino in gary indiana has crazy colored chips. the chips are usually 3 dif colors, for instance, $1 chips are mostly white, with neon orange and blue or something, usually weird pastel or neon colors

  • tedloc

    Brown

    Quote: Carmine782 said:
    Good Evening, I was wondering is there any higher chips used for Blackjack then the Purple $500 Chips? If so, what color are they are what are the dominations they have, I never seen anything higher, Im just curious.
    Thanks!
    Carmne.

    The high limit room at Harrahs in San Diego use BROWN for $1000

  • CasinoKid

     

    Quote: ChefJJ said:
    I thought they were typically interchangable between other similar table games, including craps. But I do know that the $2.50 are somewhat unique to blackjack (definitely won’t let you use them on the dice table).

    good luck

    At my city casino you can use the 2.50 chips on most tables, as my casino is crazy big on side bets

  • Frankie

     

    Quote: moo321 said:
    Allegedly there are 10k chips at the Bellagio. But no one uses them, because it’s a huge hassle to cash them.

    I play high stakes in Las Vegas, so I can comment on high chips on the Strip.

    Yellow is $1K standard at most casinos.

    $5K varies but is usually White, Grey, or Chocolate. Have seen orange.

    I have not seen 10k chips at Bellagio but they might have them. However 25K chips are common at Bellagio and elsewhere in high limit rooms. (So your statement that “no one uses them” is not quite accurate). In high limit games I regularly see patrons buy in or take out a $25K chip — easier to carry than all the yellow or chocolate.

    25K color at Bellagio is “watermelon.” I think this is standard at all MGM properties in LV but not sure. I have seen 25K orange chips at Venetian.

    I once saw someone buy in for $300K in watermelons at my table. And I once played baccarat with a guy betting a huge pile of watermelons.

  • SilentBob420BMFJ

     

    Quote: Frankie said:
    25K color at Bellagio is “watermelon.” I think this is standard at all MGM properties in LV but not sure. I have seen 25K orange chips at Venetian.

    I once saw someone buy in for $300K in watermelons at my table. And I once played baccarat with a guy betting a huge pile of watermelons.

    whats good about watermelons is that nobody can steal them, or any chip higher than $500, because im sure they keep a huge eye on $1000+ chips, so if any of you out there were thinking, “a huge pile? wow if only one dropped on the floor!”, that wouldnt work as as soon as you went to cash it out, you would be surrounded and they would ask where you got that, and there is a good chance that chip would be returned to the probably only player in the casino using watermelons (ya right! what am i talking about, the casino would keep it!)

  • chichow

     

    They don’t really keep that big of an eye of 1000+ chips depending on where you are.

    I know people who regularly cash out 1000 denomination chips with no call over to the pit to verify.

  • Sonny

     

    Here in California we have some pretty screwed up chip colors. I remember the first time I walked into a California card room. Every table was full of yellow chips and people were betting 2-3 yellow minimum. I though “Damn, I must be in the high limit pit! Where are the regular tables?” I walked through the entire casino only to find every single table covered with yellows. I saw truck drivers, mailmen and college students buying in for huge stacks of purple and yellow. I was astounded.

    It wasn’t until later that I found out that the yellow chips were actually $5 and the purples were $25. Since then I’ve noticed several other casinos with the same color scheme. What can I say? California is pretty screwed up.

    -Sonny-

  • ChefJJ

     

    Quote: Sonny said:
    It wasn’t until later that I found out that the yellow chips were actually $5 and the purples were $25. Since then I’ve noticed several other casinos with the same color scheme. What can I say? California is pretty screwed up.

    -Sonny-

    Well Sonny, if you were on the right stuff, the colors would look just fine.

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