Why Sidepot is Different
Sidepot Gaming Company has been a leader and innovator in the high-end
poker chip market since 2003. Back then, home poker players like you
looking for poker chips just like the ones in the casinos didn’t
have many good options. There were (and sadly still are) tons of places
selling cheap plastic chips and shadily calling them everything from
“true clay” to “clay composite” to “casino
quality” (see our page on “Why
cheap poker chips suck”). Finding high-quality poker chips,
on the other hand, was a bit of a hunt if you could find them at all
back then. You could literally spend days searching online and sorting
thru all of the misinformation. We experienced this frustration ourselves,
and then set about to create a solution for home poker fans just like
In 2003, we tracked down every leading casino chip manufacturer in
the world and worked closely with them to develop well considered, well
designed high-end poker chip lines for consumers made exactly like they
make chips for the casinos. At significant expense, we created our own
proprietary molds. We brought poker chip aficionados and collectors
into our discussions and ferreted out what exactly the market wanted,
and then we leaned on the manufacturers to produce exactly that. In
one case this meant digging up 30 year old manufacturing techniques
to reclaim the classical look of old style Vegas chips. We were selling
chips, but we were also on a relentless research and development path
to improve them. We’re perhaps the only R&D focused poker
chip retailer in the world. It’s not for everyone!
Over the past eight years we’ve also tapped our vast customer
base for design talent and combined with our own R&D this has created
numerous breakout hits in the high-end poker chip world including: the
Archetype poker chip
line, the Protégé
clay poker chip line, whose award winning design has cemented it
as the top clay poker chip worldwide, and the value-redefining and beautiful
Venerati chip line.
Add to this some of the nicest custom
poker chips money can buy and this broad range of lines represents
something for every taste and preference, and leverages the expertise
of every major casino chip manufacturer on the planet.
How much do they cost?
A 300-chip set of high-end poker chips (same manufacturers as Vegas
casinos) go for between $300 and $400. A 1000-chip set is in the range
of $1,000 to about $1500. This is for the best chips money can buy.
You can get a decent set of 500 mid-range poker chips for between $200
Why spend $300 to $1500 on a
set of poker chips?
High-end poker chips are a commercial product that just happens to
be available to consumers. In a casino, these chips last 7-10 years,
being used 24 hrs/day, 7 days/wk, 365 days/yr. In a home game they will
last a lifetime. You can easily spend the same on a set of nice golf
clubs that will last you only a few seasons. Plus if you get a good
book on poker strategy, your chips will likely pay for themselves many
Why buy from Sidepot Gaming?
While we are unquestionably the leading online retailer worldwide of
high-end poker chips, we’re more than just a retailer selling
commodity products that you can buy everywhere. We’re a boutique
with our own exclusive chip lines.
Since 2003, we’ve been designing and producing our own exclusive
poker chip lines, on our own exclusive molds, from every leading casino
manufacturer worldwide. We blend their manufacturing expertise with
uncompromising, world class design, and then offer that product direct
via the web to consumers in over 30 countries worldwide. As a result,
our chip lines are #1 worldwide in their respective categories. Our
Protégé line is the top clay poker chip worldwide. Our
Archetype line is the top “casino-quality” ceramic worldwide.
Our Venerati is the top price/quality tradeoff chip worldwide. Our custom
ceramic chips are surpassed by none. We’re focused and we’re
good at what we do. Our goal is to ensure you have no compelling reason
to go elsewhere for your high-end poker chip needs.
Ready to take your game to the
- No sales tax (except in California)
- 15-day money back guarantee
- Orders usually ship within 24 hours
Order one of our casino quality poker
chip sets today and they could be on their way in less than 24 hours.
Want to see and feel the casino quality of our clay poker chips before
you buy? Poker chip samples
start at just $5. Why wait?
Order your poker