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Plastic Chips Instead of Money, or the Brief History of Poker Chips

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If you have ever been to a poker club (or a land based casino for that matter) you have surely noticed that people don't usually play with real money, but they use plastic or metallic chips instead. This is good for their business - the chips are much easier to handle than real money, there is no risk of tearing them, and they have a much longer life. But did you know that chips are a relatively new phenomenon? They have been around for barely more than a century, whereas the games they are used at are usually much older. Let's take a look at how these pieces of plastic replaced money at the game ...

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