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Poker Casino Chips

Poker chips are small discs used as currency in different casino games and in poker game as well. Various materials are used to make poker chips, and that includes molded plastic, colored metal and molded clays. They are used in table games as play money. Modern poker traces its roots to the 1800s, and back then, players used anything they could to keep tally. Coins, gold dusts and nuggets were used until they thought about replacing with something that would indicate them. Thus, the poker chips have been introduced in the gambling business.

Poker ChipsGambling rooms began using poker chips to easily manage the money and be able to collect fees. Back then, poker chips were made of ivory, bone, paper and wood. But the most commonly used chips were made of composite clay. One problem appeared because of the developing poker chips and that was cheating. Some players thought of sneaking some chips in their hand. To prevent this, manufacturers produced differentiated discs. As a result, wide array of styles were produced. Over time, other manufacturers were able to use other materials in making poker chips, such as metal and plastic.

If you want to play casino in your home and feel like playing in a real casino, it’s time for you to buy poker chips. In purchasing poker chips it is important to note down a few things which include the right quantity of chips to be bought, the right price of the chips and the number of players who will be using the chips. You must also be able to buy chips of the best quality that you can afford. As for the quantity, you can never have too much chips. But as rule of thumb, if you usually have about 3 to 4 players in a table, 300 chips are enough.

Poker chips are used in home poker to create the atmosphere of playing at the real casino. If you really want to play like a pro, use the highest quality poker chips available. Clay chips are the best in the market today, but these are not made of pure clay as it can be less durable. Clay composite chips are not easy to scratch or crack. They can be good investments as they can be used for a long period of time. The best sizes of chips are 39 millimeters in diameter and weighs about 9 to 10 grams. You can take good care of these valuable poker chips by proper cleaning. There are cleaning supplies that can be bought in the market. In order to make the right choice, be sure that the cleaner can remove grimes yet leave the ink in place. The right cleaner also has the ability to keep it hydrated to prevent being brittle.

If you’re planning to buy poker chips, you also have the option to buy plastic chips for they are cheaper and commonly available in most department stores. But to be able to feel the play as professionals do, go for clay chips, as their quality is way better.

Selected Casinos
  • Bodog Bodog Poker
    Bonus: €300, Total: 225%;
    USA players not welcome;
  • Sportsbook Sportsbook
    Bonus: £200, Total: 75%;
    All USA players welcome;