Casino chips have been manufactured from a varied range of materials in an almost infinite assortment of styles since the birth of gambling and the requirement to keep an eye on winnings. The most commonly used components used at present in the creation of new poker chips are plastic, clay composite, and acrylics. Clay chips, the original of the group, have been made in America since the late 19th century.

Back in the 1800s, poker players seemed to use any tiny item with value imaginable. Early poker enthusiasts at times employed jagged gold pieces as well as chips – primarily manufactured of wood and clay. By the 1900s, poker chip designs started to play a bigger prominence, and the smooth sides of older chips gave way to chips with engraved slits to keep them neatly stacked with each other.

There is little doubt that poker has increased constantly in acceptance ever since its origin in the 19th century. With the explosive growth of internet gambling and unique television shows, community interest in poker has accelerated a lot faster than ever before. Many people are first introduced to poker by television showslike Bravo’s "Celebrity Poker Showdown" or the Travel Channel’s "World Poker Tour," and many will gamble on their initial hands on the web. Despite internet poker’s growth, not much competes with the feeling of shuffling weighty poker chips in your hand, tossing chips into the middle of a casino table, or creating tall pilesstacks of chips after showing a victorious hand.