The last thing that you want to be doing when you have the gang coming over for a game Texas Holdem Poker is to look through drawers and cupboards to try to find your poker supplies. Your poker supplies should be organized and easily accessible so that they ready to go whenever you need them. In order to ensure this immediate availability they should be stored in a container that allows for secure, organized and easily accessible storage. The obvious solution to this problem is a poker chip carrying case specifically designed for this purpose.
The primary purposes of the poker chip case are storage, security and transportability. These purposes relate to functionality and style. Obviously having chips stored in a container that provides a certain amount of order and security is much better than keeping them in a bag, a box or lying around loose. Poker cases have several different compartments to facilitate the orderly storage of your poker supplies. These compartments include poker chip trays that organize your chips by denomination or color, generally in columns of 50 chips. Poker chip cases have varying storage capacities ranging from 100 to 1000 chips. The poker case usually has a storage compartment for playing cards that will typically accommodate two decks of cards. In most instances, there will also be a compartment for the storage of smaller items like the operator and blind buttons or dice. In more exotic poker cases you may find specialized compartments for stylish items such as cigars.
Security is another important aspect of owning a poker chip case. Security is basically preventing unwanted or underexired access to the poker supplies. This can be accomplished by placing the poker case in a locked drawer or cupboard or by the security hardware that is incorporated into its design. Many poker cases have locks. Most cases have simple, basic locks for those individuals who are only concerned about functionality. For some individuals, the poker case is an investment or a furniture item, the design and composition of the lock and other hardware may be a more serious style consideration. These individuals may desire chip cases that may have locks, handles and hinges made of brass or other precious materials.
The third major purpose of the poker chip case is transportability. The vast majority of cases have carrying hardware. For smaller capacity cases, this hardware will be a handle. For larger capacity chip cases, the hardware can be a handle plus wheels for pulling or pushing with a design similar to rolling suitcases. Transportability is all a matter of what you actually require.
The construction material used for the outside of the poker case is very much related to function and style. If your requirements are simple, that is, you want a case that is durable and provides easy access plus allows you to take your poker supplies to other locations to play poker, then a basic aluminum, wood or vinyl case will meet both your function and style needs. If you use your poker chips more frequently, at large numbers at multi-table poker events, then you will require an acrylic or aluminum, generally cube shaped, poker chip carrier. The serious, more sophisticated poker player with a permanent home poker room or with one or more sets of expensive clay or classic chips may require cases that have elegance and class to better reflect his personal preferences and style. This person may want beautifully crafted poker chip cases made from exotic materials such as oak, maple, mahogany or leather. They may even include a compartment for his cigars. He may also want a poker case with a clear top that will allow him to display his poker chips in his home poker game room.
It is up to the individual to decide which is more important function or style. For the poker player who has very basic requirements that is storage, security and transportability then there is a large selection of lower price poker chip cases available from which to choose. If style is important, then there are more exotic poker case options available that provide the same three basic functions but at a higher price tag. It's simply a matter of personal preference and / or financial means.