The Best Places To Buy Poker Chips In Singapore

All In!!
More and more people (now finally in Singapore as well) are getting attacked by the Poker fever.

And if you are an expat coming from overseas, where Poker since years has been established as a mainstream “sport” and hobby, you probably want to know how you can follow your Poker game in Singapore as well.

I don’t want to lead anyone into (an even deeper) financial disaster or the loss of his last chopstick, but in regards to the soon to open Casinos here in Singapore, its a good time to start now, if you want to get the “full portion” of Poker once the Integrated Resorts doors open for the public.

The General Misunderstanding

When I started playing Poker in Singapore there hung a deep and mysterious cloud of doing something illegal over our heads and chip staples in front of us.

The general understanding was that everything related to gambling was strictly forbidden here in Singapore, until I had my first “Chinese New Year”, and suddenly everybody around me was involved in crazy Mahjong or Black Jack sessions.

I soon after had a discussion with a local friend and asked him about the detailed law situation regarding losing your money on the green table.
He couldn’t really answer my question in detail, but pointed out that gambling in general only gets illegal if you involve money, and that looking at the Asian customs, gambling is simply a big part of their culture, which everybody seems to understand and respect here.

Where To Buy Your Poker Chips In Singapore

Even though the countdown for the opening of Singapore’s first casino is ticking down quickly and online registrations for the most famous Poker web pages are on a all time high in Singapore, its still difficult to find a proper “Poker Shop” with qualified service staff, that doesn’t rolls his eyes when you ask for the Poker chips weight or tries to sell you dices when asking for Poker equipment.

Below I list the places that I personally visited and checked for Poker equipment, Poker Chips and Poker Sets in Singapore with the price information as per today (04/02/2009):

Pokershop: InQBox

  • Location:
    Raffles City #B1-40
  • Poker Chips:
    Wide Range of Poker Chips in different amounts, packages and weights

  • Poker Equipment:
    Very good selection of the most famous Poker cards, like Bee, Bicycle, limited editions etc. – Poker Table and Poker Table layers, Shuffling machines and card holders

  • Poker Sets:
    Currenlty two different Poker Sets, aluminum cased with cards and chips for 169SD and 189SD each. The sets are nicely designed and come in good quality cases

Pokershop: KUHL

  • Location:
    Plaza Singapura #03-25
    Ang Mo Kio Hub #02-52
  • Poker Chips: Small pack of 100 Poker Chips each
  • Poker Equipment: Some Card decks, but the “cheap” versions and nothing for real Poker games, 2 different card shufflers for 29Sd and 39SD each
  • Poker Sets: Poker table set, 1 aluminium cased set with 300 Chips for 149Sd and one aluminum cased set with 500 Chips for 169SD. The cases are simple and not as nice as the ones above, but 20 SD cheaper

Pokershop: Toys’R’Us

  • Locations:
    List of Locations Here
  • Poker Chips:
    Small pack of 100 Poker Chips each
  • Poker Equipment:
    Wide range of card decks, although no “professional” cards like “InQBox” has
  • Poker Sets:
    Toys’R’Us currently offers 1 aluminum cased set with 200 Chips for 29SD (Description Here)

The Easiest And Cheapest Solution

.. is the internet. There are several possibilities to buy Poker Chips, Poker Sets and Poker equipment online in Singapore.

  • Amazon:
    Probably the easiest way to get your Poker game in Singapore started.

    Amazon has by far the widest range of different Poker Articles for everyones desire. The list of products can be seen HERE

  • Ebay Singapore:
    Check For Poker Articles HERE
  • Singapore Expats Classified Ads:
    Check For Poker Articles HERE
  • Blue Gate Poker Supply:
    A local poker supplier with warehouse and online sales in Singapore. The complete list of Poker Articles can be seen HERE

Do You Know Of Any More Places?

If you have made any experiences with poker games or buying poker equipment in Singapore, please let us know and share your story with us in the comments below!

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12 Comments

Gary Tay

Hi, you can actually buy a decent set at Shop-and-save supermarkets islandwide.

Name – Poker Olymp (i think)
Price : $14.90
Box – Tin Rectangular Green box
Consist of 200 chips (5 colors, 40 each, plastic but GOOD quality)
2 Cards, Dealer, Big Blind and Small Blind buttons

The cards are pretty lousy but the chips are pretty good quality. 200 chips is good for 4-5 people playing at the same time buy 2 sets for a full table worth of players (only $30).

Also to find poker meetup games in Singapore you can go to the site http://www.pokerkaki.com/forum/

admin

thx for the tip, i knew of pokerkaki.com, but its not too much going on there (yet)

sgpokerchips

I faced the same issues whilst trying to buy my own poker chipsets in Singapore. I like quality, and I like it at a good price too.

So I took things into my own hands and sourced for the manufacturers for US and Eur markets and retailers and whilst on a work business trip to China, I spent a couple of days of free time to seek out and met the suppliers themselves.

Thus I will be bringing in a limited qty of good quality chipsets from them and cards from them via sea-freight.

If you’re interested just check out my temp site and drop me a mail.

sgpokerchips.blogspot.com

yarget

Currently, poker chips are a scarce and expensive commodity in Singapore. As such, i decided to bring in some poker chip sets into Singapore myself, so as to let other interested players enjoy the game at a reasonable price! As a regular player myself, i strive for quality chips, and hence the chips i am bringing in would be good quality composite clay chips weighted at 11.5g per chip.

If any of you guys out there are interested, please feel free to give me a call or sms me at 81128975, or check out my temporary blog!

pokerchips-in-sg.blogspot.com

kelvin

For chips, if you really want to have a personal feel, you can actually customize it, just like i did. Contact me and I will point you to the right direction.

There are also decent home games where the blinds are 1/2 or 2/4 and buy-ins range from $200, $500, etc.

Kelvin
“To err is human, to check-raise is divine.”

cheryl

try bluegate poker, its got some warehouse in kallang. It carries paulson chips as well as some cheaper alternatives, the best place i found for poker stuff in SG. They do tables and cards and all sorts of other stuff. google ot, they have a website.
The prices are a little more than what you’d get off online shops but you’d save on shipping.
good luck!

Daniel

Try railbird for poker tables.. They have affordable and quality tables for your required needs and very specialize. Everything can be customise to your needs and they will deliver to your door step.
Mention my name and surely get some great discounts..

Giant Squid Poker

Hi there! We are a Singapore based company specialisng in top quality customised ceramic poker chips. Great as birthday gifts, housewarming presents, corporate gifts, wedding favours, etc! Check out our website at http://www.giantsquidpoker.com (tell your friends too!) :)

mary

I’m Mary, the General Manager Assistant from Fuzhou Dehui Furniture Co.,Ltd. We are a genuine & professional poker tables,poker chairs & wooden furniture manufacturer & exporter with many years experience,located in Fuzhou,Fujian Province,China. It’s a good opportunity for both of us to know each other,pls visit our website http://www.poker-table.cn for detail info. about us.with our latest table designs!! Tks a lot in advance!!Any enquires, pls donnot hesitate to contact me!

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Yonghui

Hi, can i check where can i make special poker cards in singapore?? E.g Ace of Hearts, instead of the 1 heart on the center of the card, it is replace with another picture/photo of my idol?

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