For first, who may answer what "casino poker" is? In this game you don't play against the casino. In the real type of poker game you will play with other players and against them in the cardrooms that are available in most casinos. The most common poker games in various casinos are Hold 'Em and Seven Card Stud, also known as "Texas Hold 'Em".
The point is that casinos at these poker games make their money from a very small percent of the winning pot. You may tip the dealer showing your regard winning a pot, in grand casinos they wouldn't mind if you tip more on a big pot. As you're playing with other players and against them at a table there is no house edge.
If you feel that you are a newbie in casino poker you should find a place where you can pick up a few lessons, some of the casinos offer these lessons for free because they have their interest in that - new gamblers mean more money. Low-limit game is preferable to start with, it is the best way to practice and train your skills without worrying for the money. Also you may enjoy watching an interesting game process. Now poker becomes a spectator sport, many TV shows broadcast poker tournaments. You will often see a crowd of people charmed by the game and attentively watching players' actions in casinos' poker rooms.
When you know the rules, you may train yourself at home too. For that purpose you need playing cards and casino poker chips...
Casino poker chips come in various styles and colors. Nobody can count or say for sure how many different styles of poker and gaming chips exist. They vary from professional or casino poker chips to cheap poker chips for home use.
We may divide all the chips into three large groups:
The first group is the cheapest one. Cheap poker chips are made of plastic and mainly used for home games. Their cost varies from $10 to $25.
The second group is more widespread among the poker fans. They are round and square mother-of-pearl chips. The most famous within this group are the chips which were used in the James Bond films. Their price is higher than of the previous group.
The third group consists of the most popular and expensive round "Clay" chips which are used in the most respectable casinos around the world and you will see them on all those TV poker shows. Actually they are the real casino poker chips.
If you don't look for the quality or chips have no collection value to you, choose between plastic single-colour chips or two-colour chips which look better. It is up to your preferences which design is more appealing to you.
There are standard values for chips, where each colour refers to its value.
Denomination - Colour
1 - White
2 - Yellow
5 - Red
10 - Blue
20 - Grey
25 - Green
50 - Orange
100 - Black
250 - Pink
500 - Purple
1000 - Burgundy
2000 - Light Blue
5000 - Brown
If it is hard to remember all the values and colours you may buy chips with numbers already on them.
Each of these types of chips are available in most gambling web sites, from them you may find what you need and order everything you want - sets, complete with cases, cards, dice, etc. Searching the web you may also find some rare examples of chips in addition to your collection.
But you should be aware when buying cheap chips. Sets that look much cheaper are probably of bad quality and made of low-quality plastic or paper. They are easy to crack, don't keep their form and shape.