May 20, 2008

Dealer Button that Acts as Timer

Ultimate Dealer Button

When you're playing an intense game, it can be easy to lose track of time. One way to keep your mind on the time, is to use this dealer button timer as your chip guard. Set the timer and off you go!

And where this baby really shines is as a tournament aid! Here's a bit from

If you've ever played poker or hosted a poker tournament, you know the problems: how to accurately keep track of your ROUND and ROUND TIMES, as well as keeping all players aware of the current amount of the BLIND bets and ANTES. It happens all the time; even the most successful poker player often scrambles to find a way to keep track of the ROUND TIME and what the BIG/SMALL BLINDS and ANTES are.

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May 9, 2008

Poker Chip USB Flash Drive...again

Poker Mate Flash Drive

We have already posted on one Poker Chip USB Flash Drive, so it was probably only a matter of time until there was some competition.

Behold the Poker Mate Flash Drive:

The Poker Mate USB Stick is available in 2GB or 1GB sizes in blue or red. The 2GB version retails for DKK 139,00 (about $29 USD).

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May 8, 2008

Game Room Area Rug

Game Room Area Rug

In keeping with the fine furnishings at Touch of Class, comes this Game Room Area Rug. It is the perfect match to the pendant light we looked at earlier this week, and it is a very attractive accent to a poker room.

From Touch of Class:

Reno Game Room Area Rug revels in the history of the West's original casino city. The beige field sets off the border of card suits on tan and bark. Framing bands of white, red, and black complete the recreationally themed rug. The .5" thick polypropylene rug is machine woven in the USA.

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May 6, 2008

Poker Stained Glass Pendant Light

Poker Stained Glass Pendant Light

We have often stated the importance of good lighting when creating the perfect poker setup, and this beautiful pendant light can provide just the kind of classy and cozy atmosphere that a good poker room needs.

Here's the blurb from Touch of Class:

Card enthusiasts will have an ace up their sleeve with the Card Chandeliers by Meyda Tiffany. Glass is artfully stained in olive and cream with black accents. Hardwire lights to your existing junction box or simply use the in-line switch. UL listed chandeliers come complete with canopy kit, chains, wiring, and instructions for hanging. Pendant has approx. 15' of wire and 12' of chain. Light uses your 100W max. bulb.

Poker Pendant Light is made of stained glass and brass.

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April 30, 2008

Solid Wood Playing Card Case

Wood Card Case

If you are seeking that perfect container to hold your prized Kem Cards, then has just the thing for you: a solid wood playing card holder.

The fine looking grain will hold two decks of cards, and keep them safely away from the rigors of travel, or just provide an attractive storage location.

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April 9, 2008

Poker Bling

Poker Bling

When you need to find just the right piece of jewelry to wear at an event, especially one that might involve you staring down an opponent across the table, you can be sure to find it at Any poker-related jewelry can be found there at reasonable prices.

One thing that we like to do is to create a persona, and then play that persona at the tables. The more you can play on the misconceptions of opponents, the more you can trap them in your machinations. And a great way to play, is to get a set of in-your-face jewelry, and lots of it, and then play the role of a not too good, but overly showy player. Then, once you feel your opponents have you pegged, turn on the real player, and go into killer shark mode.

Also, even if your strategy fails, you'll still have an attractive set of poker related bling to wear any time you like.

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April 2, 2008

Phil Laak a.k.a. "The Unabomber" Card Guard

Phil Laak Card Guard

We've seen some odd poker merchandise, and surely card guards rank among the oddest of the lot. And this one, is the truly oddest of even those.

One thing is clear however, nobody, and we mean nobody will mess with your cards, when the "The Unabomber" is watching over them. Yep, now your cards can be safe with the Phil Laak card guard.

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March 5, 2008

Drink and Dinner Cart for Your Poker Gatherings

Drink and Dinner Cart

When setting up for the big game night, you more than likely have the basics covered. You have your big table, you have comfortable chairs, you have Kem cards, and you have the finest set of chips around (naturaly because you read JustTheChips). But have you taken care of the other details of a long poker game?

Its one thing to toss a beer glass into the cup holder on the table, but its quite another to try to find a place to put that plate of chicken fingers, or that bowl of pretzels. And so you have the need for an area of space that is near the gaming table, but apart from it. You need a drink and dinner cart, just like at the casino! The one pictured here is a high grade cart available from, and its a very sturdy and reliable model. Whats nice about these is you can get a dinner cart or a drink cart separately, or together, and if you have both, then they tuck neatly into each other to save some space.

So don't leave your friends trying to hold their dinner in their lap, get some nice drink and dinner carts to keep the game flowing!

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March 4, 2008

Playboy Poker Chip Area Rug


Playboy is a brand that is known the world over for more than simply naked women. It also stands as a brand that identifies with a lifestyle. Its about living a life of leisure in a world of stress. Now, you may not be purchasing that mansion, and walking around in smoking jackets all day, but you might be able to create that small corner of your home that stands as a testament to the lifestyle that Playboy has iconified.

We can see it now, your small cocktail bar, your 5 person poker table, your comfy leather chairs. And underneath them all, this swanky playboy poker chip area rug. Yep, this is just the kind of rig a poker player can get comfortable on, and curl their toes in.

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February 14, 2008

ESPN Tournament Director -- Fulfilling Your Tournament Timing Needs

ESPN Tournament Timer

One of the most easily overlooked aspects of a poker tournament is in fact, the timing of the thing. Its very easy to miss the ante increases, and let a home tournament go on for jjust way too long. And unlike a tourney at a casino, your home is likely NOT equipped with all the amenities to keep a large group of people occupied for a long duration.

Enter the ESPN Tournament Director. This beauty will provide all your timing needs, and it can act as a potent reminder of the time ticking down to a big win.

From the Site:

With your new ESPN Tournamnet Director you are now ready to have your very own tournament at home just like the pros on TV. Use these guidelines to help you start your tournament. This organizer creates player starting amounts based on your selected level of play and automatically sets and increases the big and small blinds for each round. Perfect for games of 2-10 players or tournaments of any size. The digital display is bright and large enough to display the stats for an entire room! This timer includes a metal table stand, instruction manual and A/C power adapter.

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