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Customized poker chips - Want your chips customized?

By Charles Hopkins Published 03/13/2006 | Games

When it comes to poker chips the range of choices you have is simply limitless. If you want to buy a chip you have to narrow your choice down from the thousands of shops, offering you hundreds of chips of various price and quality. So how would you decide? Your decision rests mainly on how much are you bothered about having the proper equipment and how much would you be able to spend.

Types of chips

There are mainly three kinds of chips that are available in the market plastic, clay and composite. 

The plastic variety is the most inexpensive and is easily available in most stores and supermarkets. But they are not of the highest quality and seasoned players dont prefer plastic chips as they dont provide the best feel and make a lot of noise.

The clay variety is the most preferred chip and though a bit expensive it is the most favored chips by most professionals and casinos.

The composite variety is made from mixing clay and plastic with a bit of metal. They also have the right weight and feeling and are extremely durable. A bit on the expensive side it is worth investing on them as they last for years.

Designs available

Poker chips come either in a single color or may be two or three colors. While a single color chip may appear a bit pale a three colored chip may be a bit too loud on the eyes of many. Generally the preferred choice is dual color chips. They often come printed either with the card suites on them or the faces of a dice.

Customize your chips

Although it has been a regular practice among casinos to get their chips customized, now even individuals are opting for customized chips of their own. The casinos went for customized chips mainly as an opportunity of branding and also to prevent theft. They have been largely successful in their purpose. Individuals however have a completely different reason to get their chips customized. A personalized chip adds appeal to their game. Exclusive designs that suit the taste of the player makes the game more interesting and attractive.  

A very inexpensive solution for customized chips it to use stickers on top of your chips. These stickers are easily available in the market and though they would not be exclusive to you yet you sure you can add a bit of color to your chips. 

If you are looking for more exclusivity you can get your own design done using a graphics program and print them on to sticker paper. This gives your chips a private feel and wont cost you a lot either as you can get chips with recessed centers for about twenty five cents each.  

Obviously, if you can spend big you always have the option of ordering custom made chips from one of several online stores. They will supply you with the best quality chips with eye catching designs and using such chips during a game is sure to raise the opinion that people have about you.