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Rock and Roll

The Hard Rock CafeThe Hard Rock Cafe
The Hard Rock Hotel and CasinoThe Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

For many people, the image of Rock & Roll and Las Vegas casinos are harmonious. Loud music, rebellion, adventure and night life are all things that have become iconic for both the Rock & Roll and Gaming industries.

May legendary parties have taken place at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. And nothing says Rock & Roll more than the guitar. Hard Rock realized this by using a Gibson and Fender Guitar design in their signage for their well-known cafe's and Las Vegas casino. And we realized the same thing, which is why we feature 12 different types of Fender Guitars on our poker chip inlays.

So if you really want to rock your next home game, the Rock & Roll Chip is the answer. Rock & Roll is available in the following denominations: 5¢, 50¢, $1, $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, $500, $1000, $5000, $10,000. It doesn’t matter if you are hosting a large poker tournament with hundreds of thousands in tournament chip value or if you are playing a 25¢ – 50¢ limit game. This poker set will surely heighten your gaming experience.

All Claysmith Gaming Rock and Roll Poker Chips

Gear Wheel Mold

The mold we used for the Rock & Roll chips is a Gear Wheel, which provides an impression that looks like the teeth of a grinding gear wheel. The consistent nature of the mold markings and many right angles provides a gritty surface on the face of each poker chip.

When choosing the mold for Rock & Roll, we relied heavily on, and were inspired by, past poker chip molds such as the Rectangle and the Zig Zag. In fact, the Rectangle mold used 19 rectangles around the edge of each chip. This mold was most popular in the 1950s and primarily found in smaller, now-closed Las Vegas casinos like the Rendezvous and the Louigi's Broiler.

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One former Las Vegas café, the Red Rooster, became a casino after prohibition ended in the 1930s. The Red Rooster implemented the Zig Zag mold, which looked like two sets of gears coming together. Today, the famous Mirage casino encompasses the place on the Las Vegas Strip where the Red Rooster used to be located.

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Both molds, Rectangular and Zig Zag, said a lot about old Las Vegas poker chip styles, which was “More class and less flash.” Thus, the Gear Wheel mold fit this mantra.

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Inlay

The inlay of our Rock & Roll poker chip was inspired by the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. We wanted to combine three legendary concepts: Rock & Roll, guitars and Vegas, baby! Each chip features a different version of a Fender Guitar, with a dollar denomination printed across the top of the chip in a white banner.

Rock & Roll and Hard Rock Hotel Poker Chip Inlay ComparisonRock & Roll and Hard Rock Hotel Poker Chip Inlay Comparison

Edge Spots

The edge spots on the Rock & Roll chip are known as triangle and stick. We combined two unusual styles to arrive with this edge spot. We found that some old-time casinos, such as the Apache, used a double triangle edge spot in the early 1930s and 40s. Using a triangle edge spot was a way to differentiate our chips from the rectangular mainstay.

We combined that thought process with the practice of using thin lines instead of edge spots. This is especially nice from a design perspective because when the chips are stacked, there is a nice wide to slender variation in the edge presentation.

The one other example we found of a triangle and stick edge spot was on a $1,000 poker chip from what used to The Sands Hotel and Casino. This particular casino was in business from 1952 to 1996. Sadly the historic casino was demolished because of its inability to compete with newer, more modern amenities being built on the Las Vegas Strip. Prior to its demolition, The Sands was used as a venue to film scenes from the widely popular movie “Con Air” staring Nicholas Cage. Today, The Venetian is located where The Sands used to be.

Rock and Roll and Sands Poker Chip Edgespot ComparisonRock and Roll and Sands Poker Chip Edgespot Comparison

Mold

The mold we used for the Rock & Roll chips is a Gear Wheel, which provides an impression that looks like the teeth of a grinding gear wheel. The consistent nature of the mold markings and many right angles provides a gritty surface on the face of each poker chip.

Rock and Roll and Louigi's Broiler Poker Chip Mold ComparisonRock and Roll and Louigi's Broiler Poker Chip Mold Comparison
 
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