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Different Styles of Poker Chips

Apr 30, 2008
There is a huge selection of poker chips for you to choose from. On Yahoo Shopping alone you will find 29,000 results when you look for poker chips. However there are really only 3 sorts that you need to concern yourself about. They are; clay plastic and composite. As there are advantages and disadvantages to each type so you will need to do some research before you buy. Here are some pointers for you.

Plastic

Plastic are pretty low class when it comes to poker chips. They will nto raise any stir among your poker playing friends and certainly will not support any tricks. You can get them at a cheap price from your local Wal-Mart. You can also dispose of them whenever you want.

Most people who buy plastic chips buy them for one time use. Maybe you're throwing a party and thought it'd be neat to have a poker game going too. If so, then plastic is the way to go.

Composite

For price and durability, nothing beats a composite poker chip. These little guys aren't porous like clay chips are so they're easier to clean. They also don't wear out like clay chips do. A good set of clay poker chips that are well cared for will last about five to six years. A good set of composite poker chips that are well cared for will last a lifetime.

Are there any drawbacks? The real problem is the fact that they lack the look feel and sound of the authentic casino chips. Poker game enthusiasts just are not satisfied with composite chips.

Clay

Clay poker chips are the king of the hill as far as poker chips go. These guys are what the big boys use. When you go to Vegas and grab a stack of chips, you're grabbing a stack of clay chips.

Clay chips have an authentic feel and an almost ethereal sound when then clink up against each other. For the real poker junkie, there's no substitute for a good set of clay poker chips.

There is no doubt about it clay chips are time consuming and expensive. They will require oiling and hand washing every couple of months, in order to prevent deterioration. With extremely good care these chips will last around 5-6 years. But if you neglect to do this you will just have a heap of dust in about 1-2 years. It is very important to take care of your investment.

The best poker chip for you depends on why you want the set in the first place. Are you looking for that real casino feel or do you just want a one night poker game? Weigh your options and choose wisely.
About the Author
Thom Riemersma is a talented and experienced poker player. He shares his insights on poker chip often to assist more players learning the game. 1000 poker chip and more on sale now at www.elitepokerchips.com. Visit now!
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