The Recorded History of Poker Money

November 21st, 2009 by Averie Leave a reply »

Casino chips have been made from a varied range of materials in an almost endless assortment of styles since the creation of wagering and the requirement to keep an eye on winnings. The most familiar components used at this time in the manufacture of cutting-edge poker chips are plastic, clay composite, and acrylic composite. 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 small object with value you can imagine. Early poker enthusiasts occasionally used rough gold pieces as well as chips – mainly manufactured of wood and clay. By the 1900s, poker chip designs began to enjoy a greater prominence, and the smooth edges of older chips were given up to chips with engraved slits to hold them neatly piled up together.

There is no doubt that poker has increased steadily in universal appeal since its origin in the 1800s. With the explosive advancement of online gaming and unique TV shows, community interest in poker has feed the fire a lot faster than ever before. Most people are first introduced to poker by television showslike "Celebrity Poker" or the Travel Channel’s "World Poker Tour," and most will gamble on their first hands on the net. Despite online poker’s growth, nothing competes with the feeling of holding heavy poker chips in your hand, throwing chips into the middle of a poker table, or stacking tall pilesstacks of chips after showing a winning hand.


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