December 25, 2005

Happy Holidays from Just The Chips

We'll be signing off until 2006, but we will have occasional updates to tide you over until the New Year.

Thanks to all our dedicated readers for your support and your trust during an exciting 2005. And a special thanks to all of our advertisers over this past year - without them we wouldn't be able to bring Just The Chips each day.

Have a safe and great holiday everyone.

- Jay Brewer
- Editor, Just The

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December 19, 2005

Playboy Poker Chip Coasters

Get the best of both worlds in these cleverly designed thick vinyl playboy coasters that look like large poker chips! A fun way to protect your table during poker night, parties, and also a great gift idea. Officially licensed product.

At Playboy Poker Chip Coasters

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December 15, 2005

TMO's Guide to Playing Online Poker on Your Mac

Images-9Finally - a guide to playing poker online on your mac. Nice!!!!

If you want to play online poker on your Mac, you can either play at the sites that support the Mac platform natively, or you can use Virtual PC to access sites that cater to the Windows platform. I've done both, and I put together this guide to help make it less confusing for those looking to join the massive world of online poker.

I've divided my look at all the major poker sites into those that support the Mac natively and those that are Windows-only, and I've included performance information for sites that require Virtual PC. My recommendations are based on Virtual PC 7.x, the fastest version of the software yet put out, used on a fast Mac. I've also played on most of these sites with Virtual PC 6 on a 1.2 GHz PowerBook, so that, too, can be done, though I don't recommend it.

At TMO's Guide to Playing Online Poker on Your Mac || The Mac Observer

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December 13, 2005

Stainless Steel Playing Cards


We think this could be a bit dangerous to have around your poker game if people start throwing cards. That being said - I like the thought of etched stainless steel playing cards. Heck - this could set off a revolution in playing cards, a new industry of dealers wearing gloves just to shuffle and deal the cards, and then there's the yet to be invented stainless steel card shuffler. Wild!

You know, there are some items that you can expect will just be relegated to the famous and the uber-collectors as far as ownership is concerned. Case in point, these stainless steel playing cards. The card designs are etched into the metal, and arrive at your door in sheets of metal rather than in a deck of cards. The sheets can be displayed on a wall, which would be great for a poker room, or you can press the cards out of the metal sheet which will leave you with a $313.95 USD deck of standard-sized playing cards.

Via Gear Live at I Want One of Those

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December 12, 2005

Tournament Class 500-Piece Poker Chip Set

We'll admit it. We used to cover just poker chips - oh yeah - that's the site's name. But lately our poker playing has been more online, more video game focused, and more DVD/TV viewing of poker than playing in person. All that being said - getting together with friends and talking trash with a little poker and some money at stake is still the best. We think this $130 buck set is a great way to get started.

Tournament Class poker players and wannabes too will appreciate the professional heft of these 11.5-gram chips. For under $130, you get 500 poker chips neatly nested in the velvet lining of an impressive black aluminum briefcase, 200 red, 200 white, 100 blue. Also included are a Dealer chip, Big Blind chip and a Little Blind chip. Additionally, 10 poker dice are included. The complete set also comes with two 54-card decks and a basic rulebook to help beginners get started on a lifetime of fun.

At Tournament Class 500-Piece Poker Chip Set

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December 9, 2005

The Big Poker Gamble

 39964249 Chips Bbc203 Agreed. It's a big gamble but a fun gamble to make.

The business of online poker is booming, giving players the chance to win a fortune from the comfort of their own front room. More than $1m (£575,000) are staked every minute by enthusiasts like Jane Foster, or Ms Fortune, as she's known online. "It's grown and grown, and it's done very well for me," says Ms Foster, a single mother of three from Manchester who is studying for a degree in IT. "That $30 that I put in two-and-a-half years ago has grown into thousands over the last couple of years."


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The Best of the Blogpire

Mailing List Promotion-1Another week and another Best of the Blogpire. We've got promotions all over the Blogpire including the chance to win a GPS at GPS Lodge! You can Sign Up for the GPS Lodge Mailing List & Win a Garmin eTrex Legend. Also there's lots of interesting November Roundups and Holiday shopping guides at all the sites. Enjoy!

GPS Lodge: Sign Up for Our Mailing List & Win a Garmin eTrex Legend, GPS Review: Garmin StreetPilot C340 Review by GPS Lodge, GPS Lodge: Monthly Round up for November 2005

The Cooking News: Wine News: Words on Wine, From Opposing Shores, Cooking News: Ever So Humble, Cast Iron Outshines the Fancy Pans, Coffee News: Coke set to launch premium coffee line

Liquor Snob: Holiday Egg Nog Recipe From Maker's Mark, Buzzing On Expensive Scotch, But At What Cost?, Make Your Own Simple Syrup For Cocktails

Single Serve Coffee: Review: LilyPod Microwavable Single Cup Coffee Pod Mug from Single Serve, November 2005 Roundup for Single Serve, December Mailing List Sponsor: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters – Win One of Five Keurig B60s!

Just The Chips: Sega Casino for Nintendo DS, PSP World Series of Poker Reviewed, The Texas Hold 'em of Backgammon - Nannon

Kitchen Contraptions: IZ for your Kitchen, Vipp Super Wastebasket, Butter on Demand with The Butter Wizard

Shaving Stuff: Free TurboScrub at Heavy Duty, Panasonic ES8077S Vortex HyrdroClean, Old-School Shaving Supplies from Clubman Online

TV Snob: HDTV Education for Consumers Has a Long Way to Go, Apple and their Sneaky iPod Advertising on "The Office", Just Got Mediacom Phone Service

Shirt Snob: All Over Print Cashmere Hoodie by L.A.M.B., Review-Tees from High Hand Designs, Monthly Round Up-November

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December 7, 2005

Sega Casino for Nintendo DS

We're loving our DS. This will be our second poker/casino game for the DS and this one allows you to connect over wi-fi and play with up to 5 other players. NICE!!! SEGA Casino includes craps, blackjack, roulette, Texas hold'em, and baccarat. Players will also be able to unlock four poker variations, as well as Keno, and a dice game called Chuck-a-Luck. Three game modes are available; free play, in which players can play to unlock other games and levels, casino mode, in which players play against a computer to win play money, and wireless mode. In wireless mode, up to five players can connect to a single game, using only one cartridge, and play against each other.

At NDS Sega Casino

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December 5, 2005

2004 World Series of Poker DVDs

We really enjoyed the 2004 World Series of Poker and it's nice to see a 3 disc set of the bigger tournaments coming out in any form. We think the coverage ESPN does over the World Poker Tour makes the game more interesting as you can really hear the players talking.

This 3-disc DVD set contains ESPN Original Entertainments final 10 programs from the telecast of the 2004 World Series of Poker, without commercial interruption, presented in fullscreen (1.33:1) digital video, including over 3.5 hours of Bonus Features. Chapter points set at the key rounds allow you to jump directly to the action. With this DVD you are in control of every frame of video as ESPN captures the emotion, strategy and luck in route to crowning the champion of the World Series of Poker. Bonus Features Include: Tournament of Champions Top Ten Moments from the 2004 WSOP Greg Raymer Commentary: Final Table with Fossilman $1000 Buy-In Texas No Limit Hold Em $2000 Buy-In Pot Limit Omaha Kansas City Lowball Stu Ungar Feature Greg Raymer All-Access Greg Raymer Bio Beyond the Felt: Poker Talk

At 2004 World Series of Poker (WSOP) 3 disc set

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