Success in poker is determined by two factors; the cards you are dealt and how you bet those cards. This applies in the casino, on-line or at home in a friendly game with your home poker buddies. Making the right bet at the right time will allow you to get the most out of your poker hand. How you organize and manage the proceeds of your betting, i.e. your winnings, will determine your eventual overall success or failure at your home poker games. The one with the most money or the biggest stack wins. It is important at all times during a poker game, to know the exact size of your stack so that you can make quick accurate bets. When home poker was primarily a penny ante game of dealer’s choice, using loose change for betting, keeping track of your bank roll was not easy. Pennies, nickels dimes and quarters do not stack well. If the game was being played for higher stakes, the same applied trying to stack and manage paper money. Coins or bills were usually kept in a pile or piles in front of the poker player. It was difficult to get a quick accurate count when a player was required to make a raise or to call a bet. To further complicate the issue, gambling was and still is, illegal so any open display of money could cause legal issues. With the emergence of the No-Limit Texas Holdem Poker era, a better way to organize and manage home poker stacks was required.
This problem was quickly solved with the poker market being flooded by millions of poker sets of composite plastic poker chips mostly from China. However, these chips tended to be miss-matched, with inconsistent size, thickness and color. The current day poker player wants a poker chip that allows them to do the same things they see the Texas Holdem pros do on TV or in live tournaments. They want a weighted, easily stacked, easily identified, standard diameter and non-slippery poker chip. They want to be able to stack their chips to get a quick accurate count of their chip stack and to shuffle or perform other kirakhaoded tricks with their poker chips, just like the pros. They want to feel like professionals when they are playing their home poker games. Creating a proper poker atmosphere will allow them to feel like pros, think like pros and desire to play like pros. Top professional quality poker chips can be a major component in creating a more professional attitude at your home Texas Holdem poker games.
There are many high quality casino grade poker chips on the market today that are ideal for home poker games. All-clay casino grade poker chips appear to be the most desired as they are known for their true clay feel, appearance and sound. However, plastic composite poker chips are making a strong impact as new manufacturing technologies are able to replicate the feel, sound, and appearance of the clay poker chips. Their quality has reached a point where these new generation plastic composite chips are also making an appearance in casinos around the world. Ceramic poker chips are also a viable alternative for home poker games. They have a professional feel and high quality graphics that have enabled them to gain a portion of the casino and home poker market.
Whatever your personal preference, all the aforementioned poker chips have a casino feel and sound with a consistent weight and size. They are easily stacked and easily identified to provide a quick accurate count. This accurate count will enable you to make a quick accurate bet and to ultimately, allow you to make the correct bet, at the right time, thereby increasing your chances for making the most of the hand that your have been dealt.
Whether you play your home Texas Holdem or other poker games in a permanent home game room with a full size deluxe poker table, a family recreation room with a folding table or on a household table,