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POKER CHIP COLORS & DENOMINATIONS


 

There are no official gaming chip color and denomination standards, unless mandated by local law or regulation. In the absense of that, each gaming establishment is free to select their own colors and corresponding chip denomination values. However, there are some commonly observed ones within the gaming industry. Here are chip colors and their most commonly associated values or denominations, as well as World Series of Poker chip denominations.

The most consistantly used gaming chip denominations are white ($1), red ($5), green ($25) and black ($100). Other chip values, especially high denominations are more variable. Some casinos may have special denominations like $2 chips specifically for their $2-$4 or $4-$8 games or $3 chips for $3-$6 games. Pink gaming chips are commonly valued at $2.50 or $250, but are typically restricted to blackjack play.

Of course, for your home poker game, you can designate any value you want for any chip color and vary them depending on whether you are playing for small or larger stakes or in a regular "cash" game or tournament. For a cash game where high-low split pot games will be played it may be best to designate chip values where the next highest chip value is double the value of the lower valued chip. For example: $1, $2, $4.

Our Guide to Poker Chips will help you calculate how many poker chips to purchase, how many different colors you should have and help you decide which type of chip is best suited and most affordable for your game.


Poker Chip Colors & Common Values

 


Common Poker Chip Colors & Values

Poker Chip ValuePrimary Chip ColorAlternative Chip Color
0.01WhiteBlue
0.05Red
0.10Blue
0.25Green
0.50OrangeBlue
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1WhiteLight Blue
2Yellow
5Red
10Blue
25Green
50OrangeBlue
100Black
500Purple
1000BurgundyWhite
2000Light BlueYellow
5000BrownRed



World Series of Poker Chip Denominations

 

If you are interested in duplicating the aura of the WSOP, these are the primary chip colors and accompanying values used during the 2017 World Series of Poker.
WSOP chips up to and including the 250,000 chip are standard size. Oversized chips are about 5 mm larger in diameter. The 1,000,000 chip was originally introduced for the 2016 main event.


 


WSOP Chip Colors & Values

WSOP Chip Primary ColorChip Value
Green25
Black100
Light Blue500
Yellow1000
Orange5000
Dark Green25,000
Lavender100,000
Beige250,000
Red (oversized)500,000
Yellow (oversized)1,000,000