I know this may look like a strange post – but hang in there – I actually have something to say here. I notice a lot of people play poker with crazy kinds of cards, and recently, I was invited to a home game where they had black EPOC cards on a dark red poker table. Obviously this was ridiculous, but the players in the game were used to it so nobody said anything. Fair enough, I ended up winning 4 buy-ins with the black cards, so I was ok with it too.
Still, there’s good cards and bad cards – and in my book, there’s also a perfect deck of cards for a home poker game.
Paper or plastic?
I know plastic playing cards can take a lot of wear, which makes them the economical option – but I still like my cards to feel like the old Las Vegas – so I use the Bee Club Special cards. They feel great, you have them with a small and a jumbo index and they are supercheap!
Jumbo or normal index?
Normal index, please! The normal index peels way better, and thus it makes more sense for poker. In Europe, we are used to playing with Jumbo indexes, but I’m not a big fan…
So – buy the cheap ones, OR invest in GOOD plastic cards like KEMS or Fourniers. Don’t go buying cheap plastics, or uncoated paper cards.