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Poker chips have been manufactured from a varied range of materials in an almost endless selection of styles since the birth of gambling and the need to keep track of winnings. The most commonly used components used at this time in the manufacture of modern poker chips are plastic, clay composite, and acrylics. Clay chips, the original of the bunch, have been made in America since the late 19th century.

Back in the 1800s, poker enthusiasts appear to be using any tiny object with value imaginable. Early poker players sometimes used jagged gold pieces as well as chips – mainly manufactured of wood and clay. By the 1900s, poker chip designs began to enjoy a bigger prominence, and the smooth edges of older chips were given up to chips with ridges to hold them neatly piled up with each other.

There is no debate that poker has gotten bigger constantly in universal appeal ever since its beginnings in the 1800s. With the huge advancement of net gambling and specialty TV shows, public interest in poker has feed the fire a lot faster than ever before. Most individuals are first introduced to poker by TV showssuch as "Celebrity Poker" or "Poker After Dark," and many will play their first hands on the web. Despite internet poker’s rise, not much competes with the feeling of mixing weighty poker chips in your hands, tossing chips into the center of a poker table, or creating tall pilesstacks of chips after displaying a winning hand.