Poker nights aren’t just for the guys anymore. Friends, families gathered, and ladies headed for a girl’s night out all enjoy this timeless game of strategy and chance. There are different versions of poker you can try your hand at, and different levels of play, from sitting around the kitchen table to high stakes tournaments. But you don’t have to be a pro to join in the excitement.
Everything you need
Did you know the longest running poker tournament lasted for eight years? It was hosted at The Bird Cage Theatre in Arizona and began in 1881. At that time it was a high stakes tourney with a $1,000 buy-in to play. It’s said the game lasted for 8 years, 5 months, and 3 days. We don’t know if they’re just bluffing, but that’s how the legend goes. Your poker night doesn’t have to last this long, but this Trademark Poker set will definitely go for 8 years or more of play. It features a wide array of poker accessories to turn your living room into the ultimate game experience. It includes 2 standard size card decks, 500 poker chips in various colors and values, poker buttons, and a high-quality aluminum poker chip case. While this set makes a great addition to your game room, it’s also an apt gift for your favorite poker enthusiast.
Take it with you
This poker set from Versa Games features 500 poker chips, each being a weighty 13.5 grams for a casino feel, with denominations clearly marked in case you get bleary-eyed during those late nighters. The very first poker chips were made from ivory, wood, clay, or bone. A bit chilling, to be sure. Each material yielded a different value depending on the substance. These chips are made of clay just like the originals, but we’re glad they’re not ivory or bone. Housed within a sturdy, extra thick aluminum poker case, you’ll also find 2 playing card decks, 5 red dice, and a dealer button. This entire set weighs approximately 19.2 pounds, making it light and compact enough to go with you on vacation or to the neighbor’s house.
Works for other games too
The Yinlo poker set allots you 300 poker chips, divided equally into red, blue, green, black, and white denominations. Before we had poker chips, players used to offer up gold bars and gold nuggets to place their bets – anything to stay in the round. Eventually it became difficult to pin down the precise monetary value of all those different tokens, and the idea of a consistent chip system was born. You won’t need gold nuggets to play using the Yinlo set, but wouldn’t it be nice to win one? It also includes 5 dice, 2 decks of cards, a dealer button, a big blind button, and a small blind button all in an aluminum carry case.
Tradition holds that in the poker deck, the four kings each have special meaning and are named after actual kings: Caesar Augustus, Alexander the Great, King David of Israel, and Charlemagne. You don’t have to be royalty to enjoy this set of 300 poker chips, 2 card decks, and dealer buttons, but you might feel like it. Each poker chip is made of composite resin like you would find in many casinos. It’s all kept in an aluminum case lined with black velour fabric that looks and feels luxurious – even a bit, royal.
According to a Ph.D. mathematician from Anderson University, the odds of getting a royal flush are 649,740 to 1. But we think the odds will be in your favor with this DaVinci poker set. It comes with 500 Monte Carlo Poker Club chips weighing 14 grams and decorated with a lovely inlay design, golden laser ring, and easy-to-read denominations. You’ll also get 2 decks of waterproof plastic playing cards, 2 cut cards, a dealer button, and blind buttons. These chips feature a fun array of bright colors, including purple and yellow.