After analyzing thousands of chips over the history of casino gaming some manufacturers have arrived at their own edgy designs. For a poker chip to be interesting they found they needed to look legitimate and tell a story. The best sets garner a little bit of Las Vegas style and exhibit a fresh look at the history of gaming. Chips become superior for four reasons: Inlays, Edge Spots, Molds and Materials.
Inlay design is the most important component of the manufacturing process and each chip is designed by a team of artists. You need to ensure that every inlay design employs cutting edge techniques and that each chip appears as if it could have come direct from the casino floor. Every inlay tells a story and evokes a feeling of nostalgia.
Employing a four-color approach to edge spots makes the chips more interesting. Each poker chip has a base color and three accent colors used on the edge spot. All sets use a different color scheme. This process yields an exciting and wonderful array of colors on your poker table. The edge spots are also unique and exciting.
Avoiding the simple 8 stripe approach or a boring dual colored rectangle when designing the chip edge spots. Triangles, tri-stripes, quadrangles and multi color rectangles are all part of a more exciting edge spot arsenal.
The key is to design unique and interesting molds that create an engraved impression (known as mold marks) around the chip. You need to make sure that your Poker chip Sets are not simply boring flat smooth discs. The mold marks provide the chip with an identity even before you place the inlay. Casinos use a mold mark for uniqueness and branding. If your chips do not have mold marks, then they will not look or feel authentic. Mold markings give a poker chip texture, security and authenticity. Mold markings give poker chip sets a personality.
Using the finest clay’s and composite materials during the production process is essential. The best chips use only casino quality raw materials in their molds. Not only do the chips look like they have come off the casino floor, but they feel authentic.
When designing a new poker chip the best manufacturers create fictitious casinos to help bring authenticity to the other aspects of the poker chip sets. One such popular style of Poker Chip Sets is called “Bluff Canyon Casino”. This clay composite Poker Chip comes in several count sets and either a wooden carousel for the lower counts or an aluminum case for the higher count sets. These chips come in various denominations. The Bluff Canyon inlay is set upon a Greek Key molded poker chip. These chips have twelve thin stripes in bunches of three for its edge markings. The layout of this chip is similar to the wildly popular Venetian Poker room casino chip. The inlay itself uses a group of evergreen trees as its fictitious logo, but conveys a rugged outdoor’s theme. The fictitious casino destination “Bluff Canyon Casino” is written on top of each chip. The denomination is large and placed near the bottom of the inlay.