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A card game that has been played for years in game rooms across the world, and is even more popular than ever, is poker. There are many variations, countless strategies and even more tips on how to play and read your opponents tells. Bringing the game home to your gaming room can up your skill level as a poker player and will certainly up your fun level!

There are 3 main components to playing the game: a table to play on, cards to play with and poker chips to bet with. There are a few other accessories that we will look at as well.

Poker table

You have two options when it comes to poker tables: temporary tables and permanent ones.

A temporary table gives you the flexibility to set up where you’d like as they are easy to transport. They also give you the flexibility to use the space they take up for different purposes, you can clear it out when you need to shoot a game of pool for example.

A permanent table can be the ultimate in creating an atmosphere for you and your friends to feel like they are in Las Vegas or Atlantic City. They’ll feature markings to help guide the game, padding for comfort and poker themed logos to help fuel the ambiance. Many feature a ‘2 in 1’ style that allows them to be used as more than just a poker table and allows them some flexibility.

Poker cards

Poker cards are regular playing cards of the Ace – King variety. They are not game specific and any deck of standard cards will do. The two most popular playing card brands are:

  • World Poker Tour playing cards for their association with the huge tournament
  • Bicycle playing cards which have been in use for over 125 years

Do not use the same old deck your children use to play ‘Go Fish,’ get a great set of cards set aside for you and your poker buddies!

Poker chips and other accessories

Poker chips are ceramic or molded plastic chips used in lieu of currency. At casinos they are bought with an equal amount of currency to the amount displayed on the chip. For home use they are a way to track who is winning and who is losing without using actual currency. Even better, they are another aspect that adds greatly to the atmosphere of the game when you play at home.

Other accessories that can put your poker table over the top are:

  • Automatic card shufflers
  • Dealer shoes

If you put these on your table you may as well hire a dealer and complete the Vegas feel!

Browse the product descriptions above to start putting your ideal poker room together, or contact us at Oakville Home Leisure today for help.