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Overview about Poker Chips

Jul 3, 2008
Poker chips are used to keep track during gambling and replace money during the game. When it comes to poker chips there are so many different types to choose from. Your decision generally rests mainly on the quality of the equipment you desire and how much would you be able to spend. Clay composite chip sets were popular in the early 1800s and today are rarely used mainly because they are more expensive and tend to break easily.

For home gambling metal core poker or plastic chip sets are used. Plastic chips are the most inexpensive and of the type you might find in many mahjong sets. It need not be said that they are not of the highest quality and seasoned players may dislike plastic chips as they don't provide the best feel or sound for the chips. The metal core ones are heavier, can be customized in design and color scheme, which adds that special casino feel to them. Plastic poker chip sets are more lightweight and can be damaged more easily.

They are less expensive and can be bought anywhere in any quantity. The composite variety is made from mixing clay and plastic with a bit of metal. They also have the right weight and feeling and are extremely durable. 11.5g composite chips are probably the standard chips used in most households as they are available in retail.

Plastic poker chip sets are the best choice for beginners in gambling, or for people who play occasionally. When people become serious about poker and start playing regularly, they prefer to invest in metal core poker chip sets or even in composite clay poker chip sets.

Poker chip sets are widely available on the Internet. Most companies when you place an order send a sample chip. Poker chips come either in a single color or maybe two or three colors. While a single color chip may appear a bit pale a three colored chip may be a bit too loud on the eyes of many. Generally the preferred choice is dual color chips if you buy one separately, look for a case made of metal or hard wood, with a reliable lock and soft interior lining to protect chips and cards.
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