Comparison - Ceramic vs Clay Poker Chips


Intro

When poker players decide to buy a nicer set of poker chips, the decision usually gets reduced to a choice between clay vs. ceramic chips.

Clay is generally more preferable among serious poker players. Not only are they more popular in casinos, but they are more popular in the home poker chip market. Ceramic chips definitely have a following though. It is totally a matter of personal preference. Here is a comparison of the key features of each

Feature Comparison

 

 

Ceramic

Clay

Feel

slick - maybe slippery
gritty, sandy

Look - Surface

shiny
textured

Look - Face

flat face
inlay

Look - Edges

no edge stripes
has edge stripes

Look - Image

full image
smaller image

Mold

no
yes

Customizability

high
medium

Sound

harder
softer

Durability

high
medium

Wears out

image fades
gets dirty

Cost

medium/high
high

Price (minimum)

$0.50-$1.00 per chip
$1.00+ per chip

Best Maker

Chipco
Paulson

Quality

High
Highest

Casino-like

High
Highest

Style

Modern
Classic

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nice post

cloverford on August 25, 2018

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