No game of Texas Hold Em would be complete without its own deck of professional playing cards!
The properties of playing cards for poker can vary and include plastic playing cards in the form of PVC or Cellulose Acetate and paper, known as Card Stock.
When choosing your deck of playing cards it is important to consider what you are aiming to achieve: magicians will commonly use a film covered card stock as playing cards for use in magic tricks for example.
Durability and smoother shuffling will be found in the plastic playing card variants, whereas texture and low cost will usually be associated with card stock.
Poker Hand Nicknames
Poker commentators on the television have recently introduced us to several colourful phrases for the 2 pocket playing cards in Texas Hold ‘Em. The strongest hand being two aces that is best referred to as ‘pocket rockets’ as it describes the shape of A A. The A for Ace being akin to the classic asteroids arcade game user controlled rocket and in this example also confirms their immense power. Click on this link for more examples of these entertaining nicknames.