Poker chips are the tokens, which are used in casinos, in place of real money, as it makes the process of handling and carrying money convenient and reduces the chances of mismanagement. These tokens come in sets and are of uniform shape, color, size and pattern, making them distinguishable and easily countable. There are many companies offering different types of casino chips including clay chips, ivory. Wood, paper and bone chips, but the most commonly used poker chips are the clay poker chips that are made with clay and shellac, with composition percentage varying from one manufacturer to the other and is considered a trade secret. The Poker chips are very crucial for a casino and form an integral and inseparable part of the Casino culture. These chips are used in place of money, so before starting the play, you need to get your currency converted into token or chips by exchanging them with the tokens at the specified counters inside the casino. After you finish your game, you can exchange your chips back with the currency at one of those counters to walk out with the real money. Although these chips can be traded with money only inside the casinos, but at some paces, one casino can accept the tokens from other casino in lieu of money and in the city like Vegas, famous for its gambling houses, you can use the tokens outside the casino gates also, at some other places like shops and also in other casinos.