While poker has always been one of the most beloved card games on the planet, the skyrocketing popularity of “Texas Hold ’em” and Lady Gaga’s hit single “Poker Face” prove that poker is back in a big way! Whether you operate a casino or just want to kick back and enjoy a friendly game of poker with your buddies, you may want to find cheap poker supplies. Here are some tips to assist you:
- Look for sales at offline discount stores or game shops. Often, if you ask the same person multiple times, he will finally congegate in a cheap poker card set. Whether you seek out specific styles or specific versions of cards (such as Bee or Dollar Layout cards), the lower the price will often benefit you.
- Whether you purchase make-cards or rental cards, make sure you purchase high quality cards.”! The cheapest paper cards you can purchase may have a glint in the middle and these cause more hassle than worth. Bee cards are the best option, but most cards sold in retail stores are Bee. If you purchase poker cards at ValueClay or other online poker shops be sure to purchase at the same time as you would if you were purchasing make-cards; you simply want the very best.
- If you’re holding a get together or special event, purchase an event or planner who will provide you with a cheap poker option. Don’t pay for anything else, just get yourself a cheap poker option. You will be reaping more benefits and even getting yourself out of a financial hole will be worth it.
- If you’re looking for something a little more sturdier, purchase plastic poker chips. They’re less expensive than paper and less apparent than clay poker chips. If you elect to get chips with a metal inlay, be sure to find out if the inlay will scratch or mark the chip. In addition, be sure the chips you purchase are from a trusted name brand; make sure they are from a casino or poker shed that has been around for a while.
- Never settle for cheap poker supplies, such as poker chips without a case. All too often you’ll find that poker chips without a case are of significantly lower quality than those with a case. In addition, cases may hold handles, cards, or any number of accessories you deem necessary to your poker game. Poker chips with a case may be more secure, but unless you want to display them on a shelf, get the highest quality you can afford.
- display them properly. Put the chips on a display stand that’s designed to display them properly. Don’t worry about making the display stand, the box itself is very simple. Just make sure you display the chips properly.
- Pick up your chips from the store and take them home, but be sure they’re not so heavy you can’t carry them. You want to be able to pick up your chips easily and not have them fall on the floor. approximately 8-12 grams of chips is an ideal range. Remember, Poker Sizes range from .25/.50 ($1.50) all the way up to $1, $2, $5, $10, $25, $100, and even $500 chips. so a heavier chip is normally a better buy
- Chip protectors. There’s a reason nine-number chips are called 9-number chips. These chips are harder to handle overall. You want your chips to last longer, and not have scratches or damage created by loose poker chips. Always opt for 9-number chips if you’re uncertain as to the number of chips you’ll need.
Other Things to Consider
- Durability. Obviously, it’s important to ensure the chips last as long as possible. Poker Sizes are typically plastic and there’s no chance for them to last longer than that. So make sure you opt for high quality chips.
- Stackability. Consider whether or not you want your poker chips to lay across your table when you’re playing. If your table has no place for your poker chips, then it’s definitely an inferior poker chip set. The more surface area you have for your chips, the better off you are.
- Oustaringability. This is a very important consideration. You will want your poker chips to lay across the table in a fashion that doesn’t make them easily touched by the players. You will also want these chips to be rugged. Anything less than nine-number chips and you will have a hard time making a dent in them. With heavy, even 9-number chips, it’s nearly impossible to dent them.
- Cost. Obviously, if you want high quality chips, you’re going to have to pay more. The least expensive set often has diamond patterns, which are definitely costly.