In 2018, a staggering 42 million people visited Las Vegas. While sin city has been changing its image over the past decade and reinventing itself as a destination for entertainment seekers and families, there’s still a lot of gambling in the city that never sleeps. A survey conducted by Play Nevada found that 73 percent of people who visited Las Vegas in 2018 gambled at some point, with the average gambling budget around $527.
Gambling in Vegas is exciting, but if you’re looking to feel the rush of placing a bet without the added expense of a flight and hotel room, poker night at home is another great option. A favorite past time for many, poker nights can be an evening with the guys, a substitute for board games on family night, and even something bigger, like a charity tournament.
Whatever reason you decide to go ‘all-in,’ you’re going to need a set of poker chips. Save your money for snacks and drinks and pick up an affordable and professional-looking chip set that will have you looking like a high roller at your next poker game.
1. Fat Cat Texas Hold ’em Clay Poker Chip Set
For large poker tournaments that go all night, we recommend a set that comes with 500 Claytec striped dice poker chips. The most extensive set on our list, the Fat Cat Texas Hold ’em Clay Poker Chip Set has everything you need for poker night, including 100 blue chips, 150 red chips, 50 green chips and 50 black 11.5-gram chips, as well as two decks of playing cards and big blind, little blind and dealer buttons.
Pros: The Fat Cat set comes in a professional-looking heavy-duty aluminum case with a lined interior that makes for secure storage of the chips when not in use.
Cons: The Fat Cat is literal with its name and tips the scales as 17 pounds, making this a poor option for transporting between poker nights.
2. Brybelly Poker Chip Set
An excellent gift for any poker player, the Brybelly Poker Chip Set comes with 200 chips and two decks of cards in its spinning carousel design, which brings a touch of Las Vegas glamour. The Brybelly includes 50 white, 50 red, 50 green, 25 blue and 25 black chips to help keep the bets coming on poker night.
Pros: Like the Fat Cat, the Brybelly has 11.5 gram suited chips and features a two silver carrying handles on top of the wooden carousel.
Cons: The Brybelly doesn’t come with a case and isn’t as portable as the other two options on our list. It also doesn’t come with blind or dealer buttons.
3. DA VINCI Dice Striped Poker Chip Set
Take your poker game wherever you go with the light and compact DA VINCI Dice Striped Poker Chip Set. The compact but extensive set comes with everything you need for game night, including 200 dice striped 11.5-gram poker chips, two decks of cards, a small and big blind button and a dealer button.
Pros: The lightweight DA VINCI set weighs less than 7 pounds and is the only set on our list to come with two cut cards.
Cons: The aluminum case holding the chips is not the same high quality as competitors like Fat Cat.