Buyers Guide to Poker Chip Sets
The explosion in popularity of Texas Holdem poker
has led to an explosion in the different types and designs in Poker
Chip Sets available to buy today. So where do you start when you want
to purchase your own poker chip set? How much should you spend?
Let's see if we can help you answer some of those questions.
Types of Chips in Poker Sets
Plastic Poker Chips - If you have a
limited budget and are looking for cheap
poker chip sets plastic poker chips will suit your needs best. Plastic
chips generally come in weights of 5 grams and 9 grams. It is not uncommon
to find these cheap poker chip sets in your local department store or
Clay Poker Chips - Easily the most
expensive poker chips available to the home player. Clay
Poker Chip Sets feel very similar to casino poker chips, but do not have the
same security features. Today's clay poker chips are not always made of
all clay. In many cases they will have very high clay content combined
with a resin material to make them more durable. The higher the content of
clay the more expensive the clay poker chip set will be. Often known as
Clay Composite Poker Chip Sets the typical weight for clay chips is between 9
grams and 13.5 grams. Two examples of clay chips are the 500pc 11.5 gram Texas
Holdem All Clay Poker Chip Sets and the 500pc 9 gram Pro
Clay Las Vegas Poker Chip Sets.
Composite Poker Chips - A good choice for
the typical home game. Composite Poker Chip Sets are made from a high
grade resin with a metal insert to give them the weight and feel of casino
quality chips. The chips found in these poker sets will last a
lifetime. A smart, economical choice for the player who doesn't require
top of the line equipment. These chips are often available in 9 gram poker
sets and 11.5g Poker
You will find a wide variety of styles and
designs when shopping for poker chip sets. Two-tone and tri-color chips
are the most common, but you can also find solid colored chips. There are
three classic designs to home poker chip sets - The "Dice"
Poker Chip Set with with the face of each side of the dice around the
outside edge of the chip; the "Suits"
Poker Chip Set; and the "Diamonds" Poker Chip Set with diamonds
around the outside edge of the chip. As you move up the ladder of design
styles you will find more and more elaborate and colorful designs using cards
and high quality graphics on the chip face. Generally, the more colorful
the design or the higher quality graphic used makes for a more expensive poker
Number of Chips Needed in a Poker Chip Set
Consider the number of players you will typically
have when determining the number of chips needed for your poker shipc set.
A generally accepted guideline is to have between 50 and 100 chips per
player. With this guideline in mind we suggest -
How Much Should the Poker Chip Set cost?
Poker chip sets can cost as little as $29 up to
several hundred dollars. It all depends on the quality of the chip, the
design of the chip, and how many poker chips you need. In general, you can
expect to pay between $75 and $150 for a quality poker chip set that will last
Poker Supply Central has a great selection
of Poker Sets for your home
poker game or tournament. Whether you are looking for Clay
Poker Chip Sets to impress your friends, 500
Poker Chip Sets to host a weekly poker game or 11.5g
Texas Holdem Poker Chip Sets for your next Hold'em tournament.