Custom Poker Coins & Chips
Poker chips can be customized with your picture, logo, or design, all while maintaining the professional aesthetic expected of tournament quality poker chips. Choose from a wide range of colors, materials, and customization options for your creation today.
Customized Poker Chips & Card Guards
How Do You Customize Poker Coins
- Come up with a design that is specific to you. Use symbols, words, or a logo that is significant to who you are, or to your cause.
- Contact the Monterey Company, attaching or explaining your ideas and begin working with artists to develop your design.
- Choose from the many varieties of chips and materials offered, adding texture, color, and dimension to your tournament and casino quality chip.
- Select an order size that makes sense for your needs, whether you are a tournament organizer or an individual player.
- Wait for the arrival of your crafted, custom poker chips, designed entirely by and for you.
Custom Casino Poker Chips & Card Guards
Custom Casino Grade poker chips are professional and easy to create. We understand standard tournament denominations and will work with you to create custom poker coins, chips and card guards that meet the standards of tournaments and casinos alike.
Custom card guards made to order in days!
Want to flaunt your prestige as a poker player and your dedication to the game? If you’re a poker event organizer, these customized poker coins are also a great way to honor players in a particular tournament.
We make poker coins for casinos players around the world.
We developed our line of designs to cater specifically to requests by many satisfied customers, including those from casinos, hotels, private organizations, and even individual players. Crafted by hand and can be individualized in literally hundreds of different ways, from design concept to custom engraving, to manufacturing. The Monterey Company will make sure your design is an accurate reflection of your skill in the game or a treasured memento from an exciting tournament. To learn more about world series of poker, check out Wikipedia.
Have you ever watched a professional Poker Game? Those unflappable cool cat players that seem so intimidating you can barely imagine talking to them? Part of the mystique, other then their flat affected faces is the overall look they sport. It's not just clothes and very mysterious glasses, but it's down to the details, like their Card Guard.
Why Order Customized Poker Coins?
- To commemorate a particular tournament or event
- To build camaraderie in a group of players
- To show your skill and prestige as a poker player
- To use as a card guard
- To build brand recognition and loyalty for a hotel or casino
- As a promotional piece for a private club, hotel or casino
- To create a piece of collectible commemorative art
The History Of Poker Chips
Did you know that poker chips were created so that the game host, whether a casino or other private establishment, had some control over the safety of the chip count? If a house has its own poker chips with different colors for different denominations, then counting them is easy, and duplicating them becomes a bit harder. Custom engravings, numeration, and designs that are intricate and that change yearly also ensure against theft or duplication.
The game of poker has been bringing people together for high-stakes, strategy and luck loving entertainment for hundreds of years. Derived from such games as the Spanish “Primero” and the French “Poque,” Poker as we know it gained traction around the time of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Becoming formalized after the rise of the 52-card deck, poker became a staple for entertainment along with river boating culture up the Mississippi and for soldiers on both sides of the Civil War. Then, moving out of just the rough and tumble saloons and working-men culture, Poker gained notoriety when Queen Victoria learned to play from the U.S. Minister to Great Britain. Today, poker is played everywhere from casual basement gatherings to televised world championships, loved for its intensity, strategy, and fun.
As rich in history as poker itself, the poker chip has been essential in assisting players to navigate their game. Originating in such materials as ivory, bone, wood, or paper, the poker chip has evolved into the clay, metal, and plastic denomination pieces we know today. Often beautifully adorned, these pieces signify the amount of money they're worth, as well as the casino, tournament, or club they’re from.
Who Uses Poker Coins?
So many individuals, businesses, and groups can use poker coins for their needs, but here’s a short list of some of the many organizations that order from us frequently:
- Poker players
- Poker enthusiasts
- Poker event organizers
- Poker tournaments
They are designed as a card weight in order to keep cards facing down, a card guard conveys the player's attitude, personality, and style. An engraved poker coin is a great gift for the player in your life, but also for whole groups of players that travel from city to city playing the game.
Collecting Poker Chips
Aside from the money they represent, poker chips can have value themselves, often collected due to their rarity or for the composition of their designs and materials. Founded in 1988, the Casino Chips and Gaming Token Collectors Club provided a legitimate platform for collecting, with individual pieces and complete sets reaching astonishing values. Today, many casinos create custom poker sets, offered for sale for collectors and amateur enthusiasts alike.
Ordering Poker Chips
There are several factors to consider when you order, and we are here to help you every step of the way. If you have an iconic design we would recommend using either soft or hard enamel. Both of these styles will have a raised metal edge separating out each color. If your design has a full-color graphic, we would suggest a printed style coin. This style does not have a metal edge between each color.
Adding engraving to your design will allow you to personalize your design with a name or serialized number and commemorate your special event.
Which style is best?
Our process is designed to work with your needs. We guide you in creating the initial design if needed or we can work with you to customize a pre-existing design idea you may have. Our experienced staff can give you suggestions to enhance or modify your custom-made poker chip design as needed in order to ensure that your design is perfectly suited for production. Once you approve a final design, it is die-struck into thick bronze or copper, both sides being struck at the same time, then electroplated, sandblasted and polished. Hard enamel color is added before polishing, and soft enamel added after polishing, but all color is applied by hand.