The Background of Poker Chips


Posted by Mara | Posted in Poker | Posted on 22-02-2010

Casino chips have been made from a wide selection of materials in an almost endless selection of styles since the creation of wagering and the requirement to track winnings. The most commonly used materials employed at present in the manufacture of new 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 1800s.

Back in the 1800s, poker enthusiasts appear to be using any small item with value imaginable. Early poker enthusiasts sometimes employed jagged gold pieces along with chips – primarily manufactured of wood and clay. By the 1900s, poker chip features began to enjoy a greater prominence, and the smooth sides of older chips were given up to chips with ridges to hold them neatly piled up together.

There is little or no debate that poker has increased steadily in universal appeal since its origin in the 1800s. With the huge growth of online gambling and specialty television shows, community interest in poker has accelerated a lot faster than ever before. Many people are first introduced to poker by TV showslike Bravo’s "Celebrity Poker Showdown" or the Travel Channel’s "World Poker Tour," and most will bet on their 1st hands on the web. Regardless of online poker’s rise, nothing competes with the feeling of mixing heavy clay poker chips in your hand, throwing chips into the middle of a poker table, or creating tall pilesstacks of chips after displaying a winning hand.

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