EXCALIBUR ELECTRONIC WSOP Professional 400 11.5 Gram Poker Chip Set
* Professional poker set inspired by the World Series of Poker
* Aluminum felt-lined case protects and carries chips
* 400 casino quality 11.5 gram poker chips in 4 colors
* 2 decks WSOP playing cards, 2 pairs of dice
* Makes a handsome gift for any poker player
Poker is wildly popular these days, and this handsome set makes a great gift for either the professional player or someone who enjoys an occasional game of Texas Hold 'Em among friends. Open the hard-back aluminum case, and inside on a green felt lining lie the basic accoutrements of a poker game: 400 11.5 gram casino quality poker chips in four colors: blue, red, black, and white; two decks of World Series of Poker cards; and two sets of dice. The sturdy case features two strong latches, reinforced corners, and an aluminum handle to create a very functional as well as stylish presentation.
Excalibur Electronics produces a variety of poker sets and hand-held computer players inspired by the World Series of Poker. Colorful Las Vegas figure Benny Binion is credited with started the World Series of Poker in 1970 at his Horseshoe Casino. From a modest purse among elite players, the tournament now awards nearly $50 million in prize money at over 45 nationwide events. --Ann Bieri
In the summer of 1949, as the story goes, inveterate gambler Nicholas "Nick the Greek" Dandolos approached Benny Binion with an unusual requestu`to challenge the best in a high-stakes poker marathon. Binion agreed to set up a match between Dandolos and the legendary Johnny Moss, with the stipulation that the game be played in public view. Fast forward 55 years. With the introduction of preliminary "satellite" competitions with lower buy-ins, Binion's prophesy came to fruition, and the popularity of the World Series of Poker soared. In 1982, the tournament had 52 entries. Five years later, there were 2,141 entries, and the 2002 event had 7,595 participants. The prize money increased from $7,769,000 a decade ago to a staggering $19,599,230 in 2002! This year, eight grueling hours after play started on the final day of the 35th annual World Series of Poker , Greg Raymer, a corporate patent attorney from Stonington, Connecticut, scooped the final pot of the night u^ a staggering $25 million in chips u^ and walked away with $5 million in cash, the largest prize in poker tournament history. Game includes: Hardtop aluminum case to store and protect your chips! 400 11.5 gram, casino quality poker chips in four different colors! Includes two pairs of premium throwing dice! Contains two decks of professional World Series of Poker playing cards! The World Series of Poker , Horseshoe and World Champion of PokerSM are trademarks of Harrahs Operating Company, Inc. Used by permission. This product is intended for use by those 21 or older for amusement purposes only.