Forms of Poker Chips

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Forms of Poker Chips

Early players used whatever was small and valuable to use as chips, including jagged bits of gold dust, coins, bone, ivory, and even paper. Some companies made clay-composition poker chips, and by the late 1800s, these were available in hundreds of different designs. These inexpensive, lightweight chips had a “plink” sound when tossed in to the pot. As a kid, I loved using these cheap, lightweight chips in my games.

If you play in the home, you can buy standard-sized poker chips. Most casinos use standard-sized chips. These are usually 39mm in diameter. If you are playing in a pub or perhaps a casino, you can even purchase customized poker chip stickers. These chip stickers are a many more expensive than standard-size ones, but they will look great in a serious game. The easiest method to find them is to go surfing. There are various chip manufacturers that sell different types of custom-made chips.

Composite chips come in 11.5, 13.5, and 14.3-ounce weights. These chips stack well, slide smoothly, and so are highly durable. A heavier chip is easier to control with chip tricks and produces a deeper sound when splashed into the pot. They’re also affordable, starting at about $35 per set. In addition to their durable qualities, these poker chips are also relatively cheap. Typical sets of 300 chipsticks are just $35.

Porcelain chips will be the most durable