Think about it, a poker chip twirling in the hand of a slick card player or being thrown into the pot by a Las Vegas veteran. This image of poker chips is as iconic as the great game itself. So much so that the very sight of one can conjure up a thrill from avid players of the game. Yet, have you ever stopped to think about where these chips came from or how they’re made? If the answer is yes, let me draw your attention to the below. Where Did Chips Come From?
Gambling in one form or another is one of the world’s oldest and most valued pastimes. So, it might surprise some people to know that poker chips as we know them are a relatively new introduction. Before we had what we know as poker chips today, there were several variations of tokens that were used in their place during card games. These tokens used shapes to represent value and colours to represent ownership. Before this, players used to bet with gold…Read More here