I agree with Uncle Bob ; The English is nonsensical.
A sponsor advocates for my next promotion; A sponsor writes testimonials for me; A sponsor helps me financially;
A sponsor plays poker on my behalf ; A sponsor eats my chips from my "steak frites" so I won't get fat. Chips means "what" in this context? Poker chips and French fries look very unlikely in the sponsorship context.
#6 looks the best answer, but chips are not used on the scales of fortune/justice.
English also has that phrase : A sponsor tips the scales in my favour
"A sponsor is more aggressive on your behalf than a mentor, who offers advice. A sponsor bets on you and uses chips to promote your visibility, introduces you to people in positions of power, and advocates for your next promotion."