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Protege Clay Poker Chips
 
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The award-winning Protégé clay poker chip line is the most popular clay chip set in the history of Sidepot Gaming - 50,000 chips were sold before we even started production. As Sidepot is a market leader in high-end poker chips, it follows that the Protégé line is perhaps the most popular high-end clay poker chip set in history.

Shaped Inlays – This is the chip that brought the retro style of shaped inlays back.

Cigar & Snifter Mold – Hands down the most popular clay chip mold available to consumers.

Award-winning Inlay Design – Designed thru a contest on a leading poker chip collector forum that involved over 20 designers competing and over 100 chip enthusiasts voting and providing feedback, this classic, and awe-inspiring inlay design beat out a number of formidable competitors.

Matching Plaques - Add some european flair to your game with some Protege Plaques.

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10-chip sample - $19.95
2-chip sample - $5

 



Item# Item Name Our Price Sale Price Qty Add
CHIP-PTG-25C C25¢ Protege Chips
$1.49
$1.39
CHIP-PTG-1 E$1 Protege Chips
$1.49
$1.39 (Out of Stock)
CHIP-PTG-5 H$5 Protege Chips
$1.49
$1.39 (Out of Stock)
CHIP-PTG-25 K$25 Protege Chips
$1.49
$1.39 (Out of Stock)
CHIP-PTG-100 M$100 Protege Chips
$1.49
$1.39 (Out of Stock)
CHIP-PTG-500 N$500 Protege Chips
$1.49
$1.39 (Out of Stock)
CHIP-PTG-1000 O$1000 Protege Chips
$1.49
$1.39 (Out of Stock)
CHIP-PTG-5000 P$5000 Protege Chips
$1.49
$1.39 (Out of Stock)
CHIP-PTG-NCV-O SNCV Orange Protege Chips
$1.49
$1.39 (Out of Stock)
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Features:
  • About the Protege Clay Poker Chip Line

    The Protégé clay poker chip line is the outcome of an innovative project where a poker chip collecting community was given full reign on designing every element of a new chip line to fit into Sidepot Gaming Company’s retail mix. We sponsored the project, and helped to moderate the progression of the design. It was largely a blank slate project and the deeply knowledgeable community was given the latitude to affect nearly every element of the chip. When the project started, there was a palette of 35 or so chip colors, 15 or so edge spot configurations, and 10 or so printed inlay shapes. Combined there were literally millions of options for the community to choose from.

    By the end of the project, the collective influence of the community pushed us in directions we never imagined from the outset. In addition to the truly inspired chip colors and design they voted in as the winner, they both guided us to create one of the heaviest clay chips on the market and persuaded us to bring back true punched/shaped inlays, a throwback poker chip inlay feature that hadn’t been seen in the consumer poker chip market for several decades. What was initially planned to be a 60-90 day project ended up taking closer to 9 months. What our designers initially thought was a bit of a gamble, turned into one of the most anticipated high-end poker chip lines of the past few years, if not ever.

    With over 150 active participants making thousands of collective contributions and voting on every element of the chip design, the Protégé chip line is, we believe, as close as one can come to a grassroots, collaborative community design project. And it worked! The truly beautiful winning chip line proves the promise of what can be accomplished by tapping into the collective intelligence and creativity of a highly interested group of casino chip fanatics.

    Cigar & Snifter mold

    The Protégé line uses Sidepot’s throwback Cigar & Snifter mold, what some insiders in the poker chip industry consider the finest mold ever produced. The engraving design features an intricate cigar and snifter design, repeated 8 times around the track of the chip. Two concentric circles frame this repeating design, one inside and one outside.

    Like our previous flagship line, the InPlay Clay, the innovation that really sets the Protégé line apart from every poker chip in the world is the innovative smooth feel of the track and edge of the chip combined with the popular textured, cross-hatched inlay surface. Unlike all other clay chips in the world, which come out of the factory with a rough surface, our Protégé chip has an unmistakable smooth feel right out of the box - exactly like a chip that has been properly broken-in within the casino environment.

    Industry Leading Innovation! Vintage true shaped/punched inlays.- The unquestionable marquee of our exclusive Protege clay poker chip line. A highly coveted poker chip feature in the casino chip collecting industry for years, and unavailable for several decades on newly produced chips, the Protege line eloquently brings back this classic retro styling.

    Industry Leading Innovation! Smooth clay touch and feel built right into the mold of the chip – A major innovation for home game poker chips that gives them the feel of a poker chip that’s been properly broken-in within a casino environment.

    Award-winning Colors and Inlay Design! Award-winning design by William R. Coughlan.

    100% Authentic Casino Chips - Same clay chips, same manufacturer, as those used in numerous popular Las Vegas casinos including the prestigious Aladdin.

    Exclusive mold - This chip line uses Sidepot Gaming Company's highly touted throwback mold design, the Cigar & Snifter mold.

    Textured cross-hatched inlay surface - Not flat and lifeless just because it’s easier to make.





Technical Specs:
  • Chip Weight - 10 gram average.

  • Chip Diameter - 39mm.

  • Chip Construction - Compression-molded clay.





Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great sound and feeling August 24, 2012
Reviewer: Alexandr Shevchenko from Tualatin, OR United States  
it is music from this chips. But new have edges - hard to combinate two towers of chips.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
Awesome chips! June 28, 2010
Reviewer: Erik Ridley from Allentown, PA United States  
I've previously had the InPlay chips, which I really liked. After seeing samples of the new chips, though, I wanted to switch. I'm definitely glad I bought the Proteges, they are super sweet chips. Perfect weighting and I love the design. Thanks for another great product, Sidepot!

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  2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great Chips, but... June 28, 2010
Reviewer: J Dawson from Houston, TX United States  
The chips look great and sound great. The only complaints would be that when we purchased the chips they were advertised to come "pre-oiled" by the sellers themselves with 2-3 years wear look to them so the corners would not be sharp. However, what we received are sharp cornered chips that are impossible to shuffle or do chip tricks with. Hopefully in 2-3 years they will wear down on the edges and be as originally advertised.  It also took 3 months to receive the chips that we were told would take 2 weeks to receive. We were also not informed that the hold up was due to 2 single high denomination chips not being in stock yet. That could have saved us a month had we been so informed.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
Protege Chips June 28, 2010
Reviewer: Richard Halverson from Ryton, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom  
YUM YUM
Despite waiting over 4 months with no information on my order unless I emailed a query, on arrival I was over the moon with both the look and feel of my 500 chip set.
Well worth the $1000 i paid including shipping to UK.
I do wish I had been kept informed voluntarily and I do think such a delay warranted some discount or freebees!
Again great product - dont settle for cheap rubbish you will only regret!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Protege and Modern Clay June 28, 2010
Reviewer: JP from Canton, Georgia  
My chips arrived today and they were worth the wait! It has taken me 3 years but I finally finished off my first set of 500 modern clay/archetype and now have started a new set of the protege (I am thrilled with the way those look and feel). The chips are for my home games and collecting them over time
has made me appreciate them even more. Y'all do a great job with all of your chips...I look forward to collecting the protege line in the future.
Thanks!



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