The 2-Chip Protege sample is a cost friendly two-pack of our Protege poker
chips sent out via First Class Mail (3-5 business days delivery). Shipping is
included in the price!
Two chips are just enough to get the feel of how nicely high-end clay chips
slide across one another with just the right amount of friction, and how they'll
sound when splashing the pot, just like you were in the casino. At this price,
there's no excuse not to give them a test drive. Do yourself a favor and see
how nice high-end home poker chips really are before you settle for an inferior
set of chips.
To allow us to continue offering our samples as these rock bottom prices, the
two chip denominations included are determined solely by our inventory levels.
Sorry, but no specified denomination requests are accommodated.
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.