The History of Poker Chips

Written by Dani Martin

Gaming chips have been made from a wide range of materials in an almost infinite variety of styles sincerepparttar birth of gambling andrepparttar 141666 need to keep track of winnings.

The most common material types used today inrepparttar 141667 manufacture of modern poker chips are plastic, clay composite, and acrylic composite. Clay chips,repparttar 141668 oldest ofrepparttar 141669 bunch, have been manufactured in America sincerepparttar 141670 late 1800s.

Back inrepparttar 141671 1800s, poker players seemed to use any small valuable object imaginable. Early poker players sometimes used jagged gold pieces as well as chips primarily made of wood and clay. Byrepparttar 141672 20th century, poker chip designs began to play a greater prominence, andrepparttar 141673 smooth edges of older chips gave way to chips with engraved slits to keep them neatly stacked together. Most recently, affordable plastic poker chips appeared inrepparttar 141674 1940s. There is no doubt that poker has grown steadily in popularity ever since its origin inrepparttar 141675 1800s. Withrepparttar 141676 explosive growth of online gaming and specialty TV shows, public interest in poker has accelerated faster than ever before.

Opinion on the Casio Exilim EX-Z750

Written by Rick Blythe

Yesterday I bought my third digital camera,repparttar Casio Exilim EX-Z750. I needed a pocketable camera asrepparttar 141488 Sony DSC-F717 andrepparttar 141489 Nikon D70 are a bit large to carry around in certain situations. At least, that's how I spun it to my wife.

I thought I'd post a few thoughts I have onrepparttar 141490 camera here. First of allrepparttar 141491 size is striking. So much funtionality in such a small package, Casio are masters at this sort of thing. I am also amazed atrepparttar 141492 battery life from such a teenie battery, again kudos to Casio. There enough Scene modes included in this digicam to cover any situation possible, possibly too many modes. The firmware in this digicam isrepparttar 141493 best I have seen, ever. I can even tell this camera which settings I want it to remember after I power offrepparttar 141494 camera, and which to set back to default. I can't tell you how many times I have ruined a shot because my white-balance was set to some screwy setting. But I like it remembering my ISO and flash setting. Love it.

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