The History of Poker Chips
March 18th, 2010 by Miranda

Gaming chips have been made from a wide selection of materials in an almost infinite assortment of variations since the advent of gambling and the need to keep track of winnings. The most commonly seen components used at this time in the creation of cutting-edge poker chips are plastic, clay composite, and acrylics. Clay chips, the original of the bunch, have been manufactured in the US since the late 1800s.

Back in the 19th century, poker players appear to be using any tiny valuable object imaginable. Early poker players at times employed jagged gold pieces along with chips – mainly made of wood and clay. By the 20th century, poker chip features began to enjoy a bigger prominence, and the smooth sides of older chips gave way to chips with slits to keep them neatly arranged with each other.

There is no debate that poker has expanded steadily in universal appeal since its origin in the 19th century. With the huge increase of web gaming and unique television shows, public appeal in poker has accelerated faster than ever before. Most individuals are first introduced to poker by television showslike Bravo’s "Celebrity Poker Showdown" or "Poker After Dark," and many will compete in their 1st hands on the web. Regardless of net poker’s rise, not much competes with the feeling of shuffling weighty clay poker chips in your hands, tossing chips into the middle of a poker table, or creating tall pilesstacks of chips after displaying a winning hand.

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