Possible ASM WSOP replicas
Hi Everyone. I'm new here but in my short time, I've grown very fascinated (borderline obsessive) with the world of poker chips. One of the first threads I came across was for the group buy of WSOP replicas by BostonPokerChips. They used Chipco as their manufacturer and the mockups looked amazing. However, I recently discovered that with ceramic chips, the graphics on the egde will not align with the graphics on the face, making these very beautiful chips lose much of their appeal.
I was very dissapointed when I learned this because I was ready to purchase a set of those replicas but now that I know this little fact about ceramics, I'm certain that I will not be able to get it out of my mind. I will always be looking at the rolled edges and saying to myself that they are not aligned.
With that being said, I'd like to know if there is any interest in creating a group buy for a WSOP replica chip from another manufacturer. Ideally we would go with Bud Jones since they are the authentic suppliers for the WSOP chips but I believe that BJ doesn't cater to the home market, they only sell to casinos (please someone correct me if I'm wrong).
I then had the idea to create a WSOP design but with a clay chip. I know that the graphics on the edge will not be anywhere near the same as the real Bud Jones WSOP chips but I'm quite certain that we can make a kick ass chip that has a very nice WSOP feel to it. On top of that, the chips will be clay which I believe that most people on this site prefer anyways. I'd be interested to know how many people would be in for this type of group buy. Depending on the number of responses, I will try to get pricing from ASM regarding large quantity orders.
If anyone wants to suggest another manufacturer here please feel free to do so since all opinions are welcomed. This is simply to get the ball rolling on this project and to guage the interest level for it. Hopefully people will be excited by this prospect and we can get into action soon.
I look forward to hearing from all interested parties.