The Recorded History of Poker Money


Posted by George | Posted in Poker | Posted on 24-02-2010

Casino chips have been made from a huge range of materials in an almost endless assortment of variations since the creation of wagering and the requirement to track winnings. The most commonly seen materials employed at present in the manufacture of modern poker chips are plastic, clay, and acrylic composite. Clay chips, the primary of the bunch, have been made in America since the late 1800s.

Back in the 1800s, poker players appear to be using any small item with value you can imagine. Early poker enthusiasts occasionally used rough gold pieces along with chips – primarily manufactured of wood and clay. By the 20th century, poker chip features began to play a bigger prominence, and the smooth sides of older chips were given up to chips with engraved slits to keep them neatly stacked together.

There is no debate that poker has gotten bigger steadily in popularity since its origin in the 1800s. With the huge growth of web gaming and specialty television shows, community interest in poker has accelerated a lot faster than ever before. Many individuals are first introduced to poker by television showssuch as Bravo’s "Celebrity Poker Showdown" or the Travel Channel’s "World Poker Tour," and many will gamble on their first hands online. Regardless of web poker’s growth, not much replaces the feeling of shuffling weighty poker chips in your hand, throwing chips into the center of a casino table, or stacking high pilesstacks of chips after showing a winning hand.

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