The Background of Poker Chips
May 19th, 2010 by Deacon

Poker chips have been made from a varied selection of materials in an almost endless assortment of variations since the birth of gambling and the requirement to keep an eye on winnings. The most familiar materials used at this time in the creation of cutting-edge poker chips are plastic, clay composite, and acrylic composite. Clay chips, the primary of the bunch, have been made in the US since the late 19th century.

Back in the 19th century, poker enthusiasts seemed to use any tiny valuable item you can imagine. Early poker players occasionally employed rough gold pieces along with chips – normally made of wood and clay. By the 20th century, poker chip features began to play a bigger prominence, and the smooth sides of older chips were given up to chips with ridges to hold them neatly stacked with each other.

There is little doubt that poker has gotten bigger steadily in universal appeal ever since its beginnings in the 1800s. With the huge growth of net gaming and specialty TV shows, public appeal in poker has accelerated a lot faster than ever before. Many individuals are initially introduced to poker by television showssuch as Bravo’s "Celebrity Poker Showdown" or "Poker After Dark," and many will gamble on their first hands on the internet. Regardless of internet poker’s rise, nothing competes with the feeling of holding heavy poker chips in your hands, throwing chips into the center of a poker table, or creating high pilesstacks of chips after showing a winning hand.

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