My Family Portrait

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  1. detroitdad

    detroitdad Senior Member

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    Ypsilanti, MI.
    Lol..... not exactly what you were thinking. It's an updated pic of my other hobby. I have one more set enroute.

    I'll post close up pictures of each set as time permits.

    Don't worry, I get it that this will be a thread for one No worries :)

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  2. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

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    Leicester UK
    That is an impressive collection.
     
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  3. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    You a merry cans do love your poker, my mate is always at the casino here. I'm more like once or twice a year. I like roulette.

    Russ
     
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  4. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

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    SE Florida
    The only gambling I do is once in a blue moon I'll buy a PowerBall ticket.
     
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  5. detroitdad

    detroitdad Senior Member

    Location:
    Ypsilanti, MI.
    Thank you. I've been putting it together for the last 10 years. I've probably owned 25 different sets. Usually no more than 4 at a time. Soon I'll be at 6 :)

    I love our poker nights. I don't actually go to the casinos. I like the home game structure. I have a great group of guys that I play with. We play about three times a month.

    I've never bought a ticket.

    The set below was/is my first custom set. I hired a designer and created these chips. The sunset theme is kind of a commemorative design that reflects on our 20th anniversary vacation. We were vacation at an all inclusive resort in Mexico. Ever morning my wife and I would enjoy the sunrises and every evening we would enjoy the sunsets. I love me wife and our marriage. This theme seemed to make the most sense to me. It is my only "untouchable" set.

    The $25.00 chip also has my grandsons name on it along with the year that he was born :)

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  6. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

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    Leicester UK
    I don't do any lotteries because I don't gamble, I grew up in a house with very little money so I cannot justify handing over money without seeing something for my pennies.
     
  7. detroitdad

    detroitdad Senior Member

    Location:
    Ypsilanti, MI.
    I don't gamble either. I play a skill based game that does include a touch of luck (which keeps the bad issues returning) :)

    FWIW, my poker hobby is completely self reliant. My table chips, everything, comes out of my winnings. Keeps the wife happy that way.
     
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  8. Wow...really cool (the design, and the story behind it).
     
  9. detroitdad

    detroitdad Senior Member

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    Ypsilanti, MI.
    My other fun set that a friend help me design is my bourbon basement poker chips. The Edge spot color design is called the quarter pie. I've always liked this design on a chip so I decided to build a whole set around it. We play poker in my basement and I love to drink bourbon, hence the bourbon basement poker chips.

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  10. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    Cool stuff. And story.

    Russ
     
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  11. detroitdad

    detroitdad Senior Member

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    Ypsilanti, MI.
    starting stacks of my different cash sets.

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  12. oddduck

    oddduck Active Member

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    Usa
    Never played poker, never knew anyone that did. I do occassionally buy a powerball or megamillion ticket...like this week with the jackpots being so high i sit here i could be rich and not know it cause i haven't check my numbers yet but the megamillion drawing was over 400million this week. And i don't see it as wasting money if i don't win...it bought me a little time to dream about what the heck to do with 400million dollars. That dream where i buy a little land and build a big pottery studio and a not overly big house, feed my cats better food, buy a rv and travel a little...
     
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  13. detroitdad

    detroitdad Senior Member

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    Ypsilanti, MI.
    I play almost every weekend. I'm playing tonight for a few hours. As much as I enjoy playing poker. I really enjoy collecting/designing poker chips. The bourbon chips and the sunset chips are customs. I couldn't be more proud of them :)
     
  14. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    We play euchre here, friends for dinner last sat, then 3 games of euchre. It's always a laugh, my partner is my friends wife. We won 3 -0.

    Russ
     
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  15. detroitdad

    detroitdad Senior Member

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    Ypsilanti, MI.
    my family got a little bigger.

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