My personal set of poker chips is a typical cheap plastic set with solid colours. I would like to mark numbers on them instead of memorising their values.

What is the best method of writing the numbers? Has anyone tried this before?

Some options I thought of:

  1. Permanent marker pen (would look sloppy as my handwriting isn't so neat)
  2. Buy some stickers (might just fall off. Is there a recommended brand of poker sticker?)
  3. A stencil & spray paint
  • What if you want to play for different stakes next time? – paparazzo May 4 '18 at 14:29
  • I was thinking just numbers. 100 not $100. So wouldn't need to match 1 to 1 with stakes – Buh Buh May 4 '18 at 14:37

Rubber stamp. A few dollars each online. A variety of colors in the ink. Since you likely have a lot of chips to do, stamping is much faster and neater then compared to using a sharpey or stencil. This would be a good question at life hacks se and you would get a good response.


Why not just make a placard, similar to what you would find as a table setting card, and write the chip denominations there, in Sharpie on both sides of the card, and sit it on the table?

Such a placard is easily constructed by taping the tops together of two large index cards... or just fold a large piece of card stock or cardboard in half.

This way, you can later change the denominations easily, as you grow up in stakes.

enter image description here

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.