At PokerChipsWest we believe in providing you, the consumer, the highest quality premium products supporting the Poker industry and gaming. We specialize in products that are of a luxurious quality for the discriminating taste so as to afford you, the Poker Enthusiast, the best gaming experience possible. With that in mind we are upgrading our line of Poker Chips over the Spring and Summer of 2013. Watch for announcements of new products and services for poker chips and poker chip sets. Especially we are planning on revamping our Chip Set offerings with a whole new line of premium sets cased and displayed in Mahogany and Brass.
We package all our poker chips in sleeves of 25 chips. For your convenience our chips are priced as single chips with drop down menus and quantity steps of 25. You can buy chips in bulk or review our chip sets which can be configured to your needs. Our chip sets come in 300 chip, 500 chip and soon, 750 chip sets for private games. If you are hosting a tournament, you may be interested in our 1000 piece chip set offerings.
Please note: All Poker Chips are Sold in Multiples of 25 chips. Please order the quantity of chips for each poker chip color you want.
A Little Information About Poker Chips
Although the first gambling house was legalized in Venice in 1626, actual poker chips as we now know them were still not used for over two hundred more years. Back in the 19th century and prior, poker players seemed to use any small valuable object imaginable. Early poker players sometimes used jagged gold pieces, gold nuggets, gold dust, or coins as well as "chips" primarily made of ivory, bone, wood, paper, and a composition made from clay and shellac.
Several companies between the 1880s and the late 1930s made clay composition poker chips. There were over 1000 designs from which to choose. Most chips were white, red, blue, and yellow, but they could be made in almost any color desired.