Shopping For Poker Chips? Here Are The Three Different Options!
Not all Poker chips are the same so before going to the store, it's a good idea to familiarize oneself with what is currently available. Let's look:
Clay Poker Chips
These are the fanciest kind of chips one can purchase. Although they are called clay they are more like a clay composite with the inclusion of other materials as well. They come in the standard 39mm. casino diameter, and each piece weighs a comfortable 8 - 11.5 grams.
These chips are actually made with a metal core combined with an outer plastic surround and again weigh 8 - 11.5 grams. These chips out of the three different kinds are the most durable and the ones most likely to match the expected norm of any casino.
Although not as substantial as clay or metal, they are far cheaper and still do the job. One can find plastic chips that are of a higher grade than the likes of Kmart and toy stores by shopping around, and for a little extra cash, may be considered a very good alternative.
How Many Poker Chips Required?
Dependent upon the size of the games for their intended use, here are some recommended chip amounts one will want to know.
3-4 Players - 200 Chips 5-6 Players - 400 Chips 7-8 Players - 600 Chips 8-10 Players - 800 Chips
In closing, it may turn out that one buys more chips than they need. However it's far better to end up with more Poker chips than required, than to actually run out in the middle of a game. One can't imagine that going down terribly well. It might even give the opponents an edge. Now that definitely wouldn't do, would it!