The Background of Poker Chips

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Casino chips have been manufactured from a huge selection of materials in an almost infinite variety of variations since the advent of wagering and the requirement to track winnings. The most common components used today in the manufacture of current poker chips are plastic, clay, and acrylics. Clay chips, the oldest of the bunch, have been made in the US since the late 19th century.

Back in the 19th century, poker enthusiasts appear to be using any tiny valuable object you can imagine. Early poker enthusiasts occasionally employed jagged gold pieces as well as chips – normally made of wood and clay. By the 20th century, poker chip designs started to employ a greater prominence, and the smooth sides of older chips gave way to chips with ridges to hold them neatly arranged with each other.

There is no doubt that poker has gotten bigger steadily in popularity since its beginnings in the 1800s. With the huge growth of online gambling and unique TV shows, public appeal in poker has accelerated a lot faster than ever before. Many folks are initially introduced to poker by TV showssuch as "Celebrity Poker" or the Travel Channel’s "World Poker Tour," and most will gamble on their initial hands on the web. Regardless of internet poker’s growth, nothing competes with the feeling of mixing heavy clay poker chips in your hands, throwing chips into the middle of a casino table, or stacking tall pilesstacks of chips after showing a victorious hand.

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