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Critical Differences Between Casino Poker Chips And Clay Poker Chips

Mar 29, 2008
If you are looking to invest in a set of poker chips then you are looking at a lot of options. With so many to choose from, it can be very hard to decide what to buy. Especially over the internet, you never really know what you are looking at.

Certain products look great online in a picture but when you get them they look completely different. That is why it is important to know what you are getting before you get it. The first thing to think about is the grade of poker chips you want. Two of the better kinds are casino poker chips and clay poker chips.

A lot of people do not realize the difference between the two; mainly because there is not much of a difference. In fact, you will find that a lot of casino poker chips are clay poker chips and vise versa. Still, there are some that are different and have features unlike the other.

You really just have to know what to look for before you decide what to invest your money in. Obviously, if you are going to buy poker chips, you will want them to be high quality. Poker chips should last a lifetime. Even most cheap poker chips will end up lasting a long time. Quality chips like casino and clay chips are not cheap chips; not in quality or price.

Casino Poker Chips

If you are looking for a more colorful and good looking chip then you may find that in the casino style. Generally, these are going to be better looking chips then just plain clay ones. Of course, there are exceptions, but for the most part that is always the case. Most casino style chips also have denominations on them which are nice. It helps to have the denominations on the chips so you know what they are worth.

If you have ever played poker with chips that have no denominations then you already know how big of a pain that can be. The weight of these kinds of chips is normally lighter then clay chips. They are usually around 11.5 grams; but there are definitely exceptions to this one as well.

Clay Poker Chips

Clay chips are made from clay and are generally a little big heavier, although they do range from 10 - 14 grams. The one thing that really stands out with these kinds of chips is their texture and feel. They are normally a very tough chip and they feel a lot different then other styles of chips. A lot of people like clay chips because of that special feel. They are usually not smooth like plastic chips. Depending on the style, you can get some clay chips that are cheaper than casino poker chips while some are more expensive.

For the most part a lot of the casino poker chips are very similar to the clay poker chips. In some cases some of the chips will even fall under both categories. The main things to think about are the weight, look, feel and quality of the chips. You can find all of that out by simply reading the descriptions. Both clay poker chips and casino poker chips are good ways to go.
About the Author
Learn More About Clay Poker Chips from Poker Stars Direct owners Brian Garvin and Jeff West. This article may be Distributed freely provided both links and Author Biography remain intact. Copyright 2008, Poker Stars Direct.
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