The Background of Poker Chips

Casino chips have been manufactured from a huge selection of materials in an almost infinite variety of styles since the creation of betting and the need to keep track of winnings. The most commonly seen materials used today in the creation of current poker chips are plastic, clay, and acrylic composite. Clay chips, the original of the group, have been manufactured in the US since the late 1800s.

Back in the 19th century, poker enthusiasts appear to be using any small object with value imaginable. Early poker enthusiasts sometimes used rough gold pieces as well as chips – normally made of wood and clay. By the 1900s, poker chip designs began to employ a greater prominence, and the smooth sides of older chips were given up to chips with engraved slits to hold them neatly piled up together.

There is no debate that poker has grown steadily in acceptance ever since its beginnings in the 19th century. With the huge increase of online gambling and unique television shows, community appeal in poker has feed the fire a lot faster than ever before. Many people are first introduced to poker by TV showslike "Celebrity Poker" or "Poker After Dark," and most will compete in their initial hands on the net. Regardless of net poker’s growth, nothing competes with the feeling of holding heavy poker chips in your hand, throwing chips into the center of a poker table, or creating high pilesstacks of chips after showing a victorious hand.

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