December 28, 2006

A Year in Poker


The Poker News has a nice little writeup of the Year in Poker. Clearly with the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, it was a year that had large ramifications on the poker world. But all wasn't bad news, as the contued rise of poker popularity showed itself in some fantastic competitions. Head on over to read all the good and bad of Poker in 2006.

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December 22, 2006

Happy Holidays from Just The Chips


From all of us here at Just the Chips, to all of you out there, have a safe and happy holiday, and remember, don't be blinded by a flush, and don't ever underestimate your opponent.

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December 20, 2006

NBA Poker Chips


Enjoy one of the most popular games today-poker-with Upper Deck's new NBA Poker Sets! This poker set includes two decks of casino-quality cards, 5 dice, a dealer button and 500 high quality 11.5g clay composite chips that have your team logo on them.

Everything comes packaged in a superior quality, rounded -corner aluminum case with acrylic top displaying each teams logo. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced gamer, it's time to go "all -in" and order this Poker Collection from Upper Deck!

Check them out with your favorite NBA team over at

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December 14, 2006

Amazon Easy Gift Wrap-up

Well the time to pony up and get those gifts has finally arrived. You can no longer afford to procrastinate! These are the last few days that you can order anything from Amazon and still feel good that it will arrive on time for Christmas. To help refresh your memory, here's a selection of Amazon items we thought your poker fan would love:

Just mouse over any item for a description, and click to head over to Amazon and scoop it up!


Chip Tricks

Card Stunts




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Remember to look through our other "Easy Gift" stories to find products from other places besides Amazon, but if remember that if you order from them, you may already have missed your christmas shipping deadline!

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December 11, 2006

Stainless Steel Playing Cards


Wow. Ever seen Chris Ferguson throw cards? Imagine him throwing a set of these bad boys. EEP! He'd be one dangerous hombre then!

They are more than likely best used for show or fun, than for actual use. But still, pretty darn cool.
Found Via Boing Boing

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Easy Gift: Some Poker History

Today's easy gift is for that history buff / poker player you know. Sucker's Progress is a book that will tickle that player's brain like no other.


Here's the Editor's Review from Amazon:

"Originally published in 1938, Sucker's Progress is a complete look at old-time gamesmanship in America. From Midwestern riverboats to East Coast racetracks, Asbury explores the legal, and illegal, history of gambling in pre-World War I America. With a keen eye and acerbic voice, Asbury defines the world of gambling as one of "sharpers" and "suckers": those who excel at the games by cheating, and their victims. From notorious gambling havens like Chicago and New Orleans to lesser-known outposts in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Cincinnati, Ohio, Asbury examines the gambling houses, big and small, which peppered the American landscape. Also included are photographs and details of the lives of some of America's most famous gamblers, including Mike McDonald, John Morrissey, and Richard Canfield, as well as their infamous counterparts like "Canada Bill" and "Charley Black Eyes," who made their names as grifters and con men. Asbury also details the games these men played, describing the rules and origins of a number of dice and card games. From one-dollar lottery tickets to thousand-dollar poker antes, America's love of gambling thrives today, but it was during Asbury's era that gambling was established as an American passion."

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December 8, 2006

Easy Gift: Chip Tricks and Card Stunts

Chip Tricks

Boy have we got something special for you today! For that poker fan in your life that has EVERYTHING, here's something they will LOVE. Its a DVD of chip tricks that you can learn yourself, all explained and performed by Rich Ferguson.
Here's the Blurb:

"This DVD is packed with 20 of the hottest stunts and tricks you have seen on television or at a poker game - all explained in detail by Rich! You'll see tricks like Chip Shuffling, Pull Over, Sweep and more!! Also included are bonus tricks never been revealed to the public until now!"

Ok.. maybe it sounds a little over the top, but c'mon, how could it NOT rule!

And while you're at it, you can pick up the Card Stunts trainer too!

Card Stunts

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December 6, 2006

Easy Gift: Cafe Press Poker T's And More


Cafe Press is a collection of individual merchants putting their images and logos onto typical items. Even YOU can setup your own shirt, mug, or firsbee. As you can imagine, there is a wide selection of Poker-related gear that you can find on the Cafe Press, so its well worth a gander.

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December 5, 2006

Custom Chips and More at Poker Chips Online


Today we came across Poker Chips Online, and their selection of chips ranging from clay, to weighted plastic, to plastic. They have a very wide selection of chip designs to choose from, and you can even see custom designs. One other thing we liked, was a handy FAQ, that explained all about their chips. Head on over and check em out!

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December 3, 2006

Easy Gift: Folding Poker Table


Today for your gifting pleasure, we have the Rio Brands Foldaway Octagon Poker Table. This table is pretty straight forward. It seats 8 comfortably (and 10 in a pinch!). The felt is plain on top, and it can suit any poker game your loved one wants to play.

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December 1, 2006

Easy Gift: Dogs Playing Poker

His Station and Four Aces by C. M. Coolidge, 1903

While there are many variations on the paintings of Dogs Playing Poker, according to Wikipedia, the real deals will sell for upwards of $75,000 and even over $500,000, not exactly a weekend's rake. But if you are loooking for something to spruce up your poker room, there are alternatives within the average budget. has a selection of prints of The Dogs Playing Poker series, as well as many more poker-related art for your clubhouse.

Here are a few examples we liked:




Head on over to and see their whole line of affordable art prints!

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