So, not really similar then? This is a set tailored for the specific purpose of board game currencies, not poker. 1,000 chips would be massive overkill, and too much to lug around*, and (I think) denominations are important.
Of course, I have yet to actually use poker chips in any game, so I may well have the wrong balance of chips, or find other problems with what I have… (in fact, I already think the set is too heavy, but eh, each chip being too light would probably also feel wrong)
As I wrote that, I looked around and saw my 2,400+ Dominion chip set in 4 poker cases…