More than half of all poker chips sold are now bought online, according to the UK’s largest online poker retailer.
The latest figures from online poker tracker iPoker show that chip sales have increased by 30 per cent since 2014 and that the average selling price is now £16.60.
This was the first year that sales were reported.
Poker chips are available for purchase through an array of different websites and retailers, including Bally, Betfair, CVS, eBay, and eBay’s online poker service.
The majority of poker chips are sold on eBay, with the majority being sold through the site’s poker chip auctions.
A majority of chips are now sold through online poker site Poker Chips Forum, which has more than 3 million registered users and has more transactions than any other site.
Paying for chipsOnline poker is a huge market with poker chips making up over 20 per cent of all online poker purchases.
However, some of the biggest poker chips dealers on the market are not as well known.
Paddy Power is one of the largest poker chip retailers in the UK and has a loyal following.
A spokesperson for the company said: “Our poker chips have been a core part of our customers’ experience for years.
The number of poker chip purchases has increased by more than 30 per ct in 2016.”
Poker chip sales rose by 30% in the past year.
The spokesperson said: “[Poker Chips Forum] has a number of ways to make our poker chips accessible to our customers, including through auctions, which allow our customers to bid on the chips.”
These auctions allow our poker customers to participate in the buying process and we also offer poker chips through other online poker services such as CVS and eBay.
“Paddy’s online chip auctions, for example, allow customers to purchase chips for around £3.50 per chip, but it costs around £5.20 per chip for people to bid.
The spokesman said:”We have been able to grow our business and increase our sales by selling chips through auctions in recent years.
“Poker is a growing sector in the poker industry and it is important that our customers have the confidence to bid at auctions and have confidence in the chips they receive.”