Clay Poker Chips
by Thomas Barrington
Clay poker chips represent the high quality lines of chips. There are many variations of poker chips on the market, but the ones that you see in the casinos are all made out of clay. This gives them a certain feel and structure that adds presence to the game of poker. Plus, they are classy and durable.
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Specifications of Clay Poker Chips
The clay poker chips in casinos have certain requirements. Producers that sell chips to the general public make these chips of the same quality and upon the same guidelines as the ones that are produced for actual casinos. This enables us to have top of the line chips made by the best manufacturers at our home table.
The normal chip size is 39 millimeters in diameter and weighs 11.5 grams. These are exact specifications so that each chip will be identical (unless of different color). Every casino, including Vegas, tends to follow these set of boundaries. This keeps the chips uniform and easier to control.
There are many reasons that clay is the substance preferred when it comes to poker chips. First of all, it gives them a solid and evenly spread weight. The feel is smooth but heavy, helping players to remember the value of each chip. Clay can be imprinted or hotstamped to give a certain design or signature of owner. This material is manipulated in way that could be hard to duplicate but easy to make uniform.