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Examples of casino chip and poker chip tricks

In today’s blog section we are going to follow up on our previous blog about the history of casino chip tricks that developed throughout the 20th century. Here follows a selection of the most popular and widely known casino chip tricks that are practised in casinos around the world by a number of professionals and amateurs. Each poker chip trick has a name and a short illustrative description. For further information on these casino chip tricks and how to perform them you can find detailed video tutorials online.

Butterfly Trick

The Butterfly technique involves four casino chips. The aim of the trick is to split a stack of four poker chips evenly so that each one ends up between one of the five fingers in a horizontal position. As they are held tightly between each finger, the hand looks like a butterfly wing opening.

Flip Trick

The aim of the casino chip trick is to flip a casino chip from the front of a stack to the back.

Twirl Trick

The aim of the so called Twirl Trick is to remove the middle chip from a stack of three, turn it over and replace it in the same position, between the top and the bottom casino chips.

The Riffle AKA "Shuffling Chips" Trick

The aim of the Riffle Trick is to take two stacks of casino chips of between three and ten or more casino chips and push them together into one stack similar to shuffling a deck of cards.

Knuckle Roll Trick

The famous Knuckle Roll Trick is one of the more complex tricks to perform. The trick is performed by grasping one casino chip with the thumb and index finger. These are then rolled over the knuckles until the casino chip reaches the other end of the hand being grasped from one finger to the next in a flipping movement.

Around the Clock Trick

The Around the Clock trick  starts in a similar way to the twirl trick with a casino chip moving right around the index finger before coming back to its initial position. A casino chip is held between the ring and the middle finger. It then rolls over the top of the index finger which is brought down while the middle and ring fingers exert pressure. The index finger then applies pressure to the chip which jumps back into place.