The Different Types of Poker Chip Cases and Boxes

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In order to protect your poker sets and chips from unnecessary damages and increase their longevity, you need reliable poker chip cases and boxes. These will secure your chips, cards and dealer buttons. It's also quite easy to determine if a chip or some chips are missing when you stack them back into the poker case. Poker cases come in numerous styles, are made from different materials, and are priced at varying ranges. Usually, sellers of poker chips include cases when complete sets are purchased from them.

 

Below are the various types of poker chip cases and boxes:

 

Plastic Cases: These are obviously the kind of cases with the lowest costs. They are usually not lockable and they merely provide a simple way of storing as well as carrying your poker chips. They do not offer much when it comes to longevity.

 

Vinyl Cases: Usually, these poker cases are manufactured from wood or even plastic. A vinyl material is then used to cover the wooden or plastic material. This is definitely an improvement over the shortcomings regarding plastic cases. Vinyl cases may or may not be lockable. The major issue of concern with vinyl cases is their rather unproven durability. A chip set of 500 chips can weigh as much as twenty pounds and this often causes problems with vinyl cases.

 

Metal Cases: Majority of metal cases are manufactured from structural aluminum. They are available in a wide array of styles and cost ranges. Due to their durability, they are among the most common and most popular poker chip cases and boxes. However, when shopping for metal cases, be very careful because there are cases out there that may be made of metal but they have plastic panels and parts which make them not so durable after all. Some have very sharp case corners which can be harmful to anyone. A reliable metal case is one that is made from aluminum, of medium weight, and is featuring added reinforcements in critical areas of the case and not to mention keyed locks for keeping the poker chips a lot more secure.

 

Wooden Cases: Majority of wooden cases are manufactured from hard woods such as pine, oak, and mahogany. Such wooden cases are being offered in a lot of styles and price ranges. Simple pine models are naturally cheaper. But if you want a wooden case carved from exotic wood and inlaid with precious metals, you will have to be willing to cough up some considerable investment. Wooden cases often boast of high quality production and finish. Handles and hinges are usually heavy duty, strong, and secure.

 

There are other types of poker cases but the above ones are the most common and most used.

 

When it comes to buying poker chip cases and boxes, you actually have a lot of options in your hands. You can always purchase them from brick and mortar stores. But it's recommended that you try looking for cases online. The advantage of shopping online is that you can canvas around for the best prices by simply clicking on the mouse button. And of course, products bought online are often cheaper than their offline counterparts.

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This article was published on 2011/05/17