I always wanted to go to Monte Carlo, the beautiful scenery and the exciting casino action. Since I’m an avid poker player, I was always fascinated by the ceramic poker chip plaques I would see them pushing around on those James Bond movies. I decided to check them out for myself, to see how they play and why they use them.
For those of you not familiar with Monte Carlo Casino Poker Chip Plaques, they are normally used in high stakes games with denominations starting at 1K going up to 100K. The plaques are primarily used in European and International card rooms and casinos, but in the United States, we use them mainly in high stakes games. They are also great for re-buys and add-on markers.
While the Monte Carlo Casino is fictional, it’s the meaning that it represents, more than anything. Like Las Vegas clay casino chips give the feel of Vegas, Monte Carlo Casino Poker Chip Plaques represent the high stakes, international action of Monte Carlo.
They come in different colors for the denominations, and are made of ceramic that is smooth except for the textured gold and black detailing for the edges and denominations. They are a little over 2 inches wide, 3 and 1/4 inches long and about 3.5mm thick. They are like a small ceramic brick that make a different “chink” sound than a regular resin or clay casino chip.
I like them when we are playing those no limit Hold’em games, where counting casino chips is a constant part of the game, unless you start trading up to these Monte Carlo Casino Poker Chip Plaques, which keeps the pace exciting. They are also much easier on an “All-in” and less messy, plus they save all that chip-stacking and counting labor.
They have a classy look and feel to them, and you don’t need to have as many regular resin or clay chips in those high stakes or no limit games. You can bank them in and out to save on the individual, smaller denomination casino poker chips.
I remember the first time I broke them out on my buddies when we were playing high stakes, no-limit. Not only were they impressed with the look, feel and sound of the casino poker chip plaques, but it made it much easier to see who had how many chips while the game action was going on.
They thought I had got them on one of my poker playing or casino trips, but when I told them I got them online, they couldn’t wait to get on the Internet to add them to their collections, too. I guess there is something about owning Monte Carlo Casino Poker Chip Plaques that make you feel like a high-roller in an international poker circuit.