Casino chips have been made from a wide selection of materials in an almost endless variety of styles since the creation of betting and the need to keep an eye on winnings. The most familiar components employed at this time in the creation of current poker chips are plastic, clay composite, and acrylics. Clay chips, the oldest of the group, have been made in America since the late 19th century.

Back in the 19th century, poker players appear to be using any tiny object with value you can imagine. Early poker players sometimes employed jagged gold pieces as well as chips – chiefly manufactured of wood and clay. By the 1900s, poker chip features started to play a greater prominence, and the smooth edges of older chips gave way to chips with slits to keep them neatly stacked together.

There is little debate that poker has gotten bigger constantly in acceptance since its origin in the 19th century. With the huge increase of web gaming and unique television shows, public interest in poker has accelerated a lot faster than ever before. Many individuals are initially introduced to poker by television showssuch as Bravo’s "Celebrity Poker Showdown" or "Poker After Dark," and most will play their initial hands on the net. Despite internet poker’s growth, not much competes with the feeling of mixing weighty clay poker chips in your hand, throwing chips into the middle of a casino table, or creating high pilesstacks of chips after showing a victorious hand.