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Poker Accessories: You Need a Table and Chips!

Once players get hooked on playing poker, they find they have the newfound desire to seek out and purchase poker accessories. It doesn’t matter whether they play online or at the casino, once the poker bug strikes, it’s accessory time. Players who have made it to the casino tend to get hooked on the tactile aspect of poker first. For the online poker player, it may take a while longer.

You see, once a player has held a real casino chip in their hands, and has been dealt a hand of the slick high-quality poker cards nothing else can compare. The dime store cards that are flimsy and sticky just won’t cut it any longer. The clacky sound of the feather-weight plastic chips is offensive to the casino player and must be replaced by the hefty smooth chips they’ve experienced at the casino.

The high-quality cards players find in casinos are specially designed to last through shuffle after the shuffle and the many deals that repeat themselves every day. These cards are also specially coated to be extra slick. This makes the cards fast on the deal as the cards never stick to one another like the cheap cards you’ll find in department and drug stores. This coating also doesn’t make the cards have an unpleasant slippery feel to the hands of the players.

Of all the items in the Poker Accessories family, the true star of the show is the casino poker chip. Once poker players have used the professional quality clay composite chips that the casinos use in their establishments, the frail feather-light plastic chips just don’t cut it any longer. Poker players flock to online poker accessory stores and brick and mortar poker supply retailers to pick up these beauties. The vivid colors along with the sleek contours and smooth feel of the perfectly weighted clay chips make them desirable if not only for their ability to stack perfectly. The appeal to the senses is a bonus feature.

After players have their new shiny slick deck of casino playing cards and those extraordinary feeling chips, the next item on the Poker Accessories list is the poker chip carrying case. These cases are designed to protect, transport and store poker chips. They vary in their construction from the weak plastic case, to the extra sturdy metal and wooden cases. If you’ve somehow resisted the pull to get the top of the line chips and just want to use the cheaper plastic chips, then the plastic case will do you just fine. However if you’ve opted to go the high road and get the clay chips, you’ll need a carrying case which does two things; protects the chips, and has a locking mechanism.

Most all the high end carrying cases have the lock on them. They also feature flocked trays, some of which have removable trays to make storing and retrieving the chips easier. Metal cases are made from aircraft quality aluminum, and are quite attractive as well as durable. The wooden cases vary in the styles of wood used and in the finishes they sport.

There you have it on poker accessories. I hope this article has helped you understand a little more about those who are unfortunate enough to get hooked on poker accessories. As for myself, I’m off to look for some new clay chips to match the wooden case with the mahogany inlay I just purchased.

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