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How To Choose The Right Deck Of Playing Cards For You

Jun 6, 2008
We could probably go through all the different people we know who would all choose a different deck of playing cards based on preference. It's really what it comes down to in the end and more of a personal choice then anything else. Some people like 100% plastic cards, others enjoy licensed products, and then there are the collectors who enjoy getting cards that have been retired from casino play. Whatever category you fall into, Poker Stars Direct has a little bit of everything.

100% Plastic Playing Cards

Take your pick, Poker Stars Direct has six different categories you can look through and get a deck of playing cards. They consist of cheap styles, Gemaco, Copaq, Kem, DaVinci, and Modiano. Once you choose one of these, there are several sub-categories within that explain each kind of cards that are being sold. We looked through every one of them and found the prices ranging from $1 to around $33 at the most for a deck depending on the brand name you purchased.

Licensed Playing Cards

Everyone know ESPN rules the licensed world in poker after they thrust Texas Hold'em onto the worldwide public and created a phenomenon in the process. If you want a deck of playing cards from them or several other licensed products Poker Stars Direct has to offer, they have almost twenty to choose from on their website. WPT, Full Contact Poker, Trademark Poker and may others are available. Even personalized player cards like Doyle Brunson have their own line as well.

Retired Casino Playing Cards

Have you ever been to Harrah's Casino? Well, even if the answer is no, you can still own a deck of playing cards from there. Casinos have rules about how long decks can be used before they have to relinquished to be sold in gift shops or wholesaled elsewhere. Companies like Poker Stars Direct get hold of them so you can have the opportunity to purchase some without having to actually be at the casino itself. There is also Hard Rock Cafe, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Silverton, Monte Carlo, and a few others you can get your hands on all under $3.00 a piece.

Standard Playing Cards

Even after talking about all the fun and exciting styles of cards out there, some people just don't care. They would rather purchase a deck of playing cards that is simple and gets the job done. If you are in this category then purchasing a standard set is exactly what you need. The company Bee has sold tons of decks over the years and are the main source of standard decks on the Poker Stars Direct website. However, there are even others that are around a buck to purchase so take your pick.

Overall View

You may already have a deck of playing cards in mind you want to purchase, but when you're over at the Poker Stars Direct website things may change. We were just looking over their player licensed cards and those alone could entice someone to get something different. Annie Duke, Chris Ferguson, Greg Raymer, Chris Moneymaker, Gus Hanson, and many others have taken over their playing card arena. Seeing them first hand will give you the opportunity to picture them being your center of conversation at the next card party.
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Learn what's hot and what's not with Playing Cards and learn more about Poker Chips at Poker Stars Direct by Brian Garvin and Jeff West. This article is free to use as long as our bio and links remain active.
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