October 26th, 2012
The history of poker was evolving along with casinos and no wonder why there are so many common or shared features in between poker and other classic casino games. That is why the history of Texas Holdem chips, which may be called the history of chips in general, is a great story of problem solving in gambling. Today, unlike at the dawn of poker, to get poker chips is a piece of cake and anybody, who has enough money for that can do that easily. Another question, what is the reason to have some kind of chips in one’s disposal.
The real reasons may vary, but for the most of the situations, people would like to have their own chips, or particularly poker chips to get a feeling they play real poker, or, just the other way around – to play poker without money, i.e. to replace money with some sort of tokens. The latter option is very common for private parties, where there are many kids and teenagers, whose moms and dads would not like to use cash in some creep joint. However, poker is great for one’s mind training and having some fun. Finally, poker chips must be used for anyone’s training and getting used to casino customs, when the cash is not used at all. This fact seems being contrived, but in fact it is not such. The tradition to use chips in the table games of casino was not incidental; it is the more necessity than a mere decoration.