We thought you’d like to see the lovely Sara Dunlop, Texas A&M class of ’15, who came by on Saturday to claim her prize in The Texas Poker Store’s recent Click-It-To-Win-It contest. Sara is a member of an awesome student-run service organization called CARPOOL. Since she is donating her prize of the Texas Holdem Mirror to the Gala auction to raise money so the organization can continue to provide safe, non-judgmental rides for Aggies, we presented her with a custom-made card cover spinner provided by one of our partners, Poker Pets, LLC. Sara was thrilled with both prizes, and we were thrilled to be able to help such a worthy cause.
You could be the next winner, so don’t forget to “Click It To Win It.” Just go to the Texas Poker Store Facebook page, find the “Click It To Win It” tab and click it to be entered to win this month’s prize; one of the great hand-crafted wooden poker signs for your game room or dorm room or any room you’d like. We’re not picky, you decide.
As we wrote in our last blog, the 2012 WSOP has begun and is now underway. Chiab “Chip” Saechao won the “Casino Employees Event” at the first World Series of Poker tournament of the year. Chip was awarded the first 2012 WSOP GOLD BRACELET and took home a nice cash payout of $70,859.
Everywhere we go now, we run into people talking about poker, and more than ever about the WSOP and the huge payouts made through out the series. There are hotels, clubs, bars and casinos offering to show the series direct on their big screen TVs when they’re broadcasted by ESPN.
There are signs posted in countless websites, including all of ours, offering everything from tips on making it to this year’s final nine to a ton of predictions running from who will be the biggest disappointment to who is the dark horse of the year.
We have walked into local bars offering special poker drinks and poker appetizers; there are poker signs everywhere. Funny ones that say “Liquor in the front, Poker in the rear”, or “Trust Everyone But Always Cut The Cards”. So, it IS true: poker is everywhere and the 2012 WSOP IS on. And it’s also true: the Texas Poker Store IS offering a 10% discount on all poker signs.
After researching a wide variety of poker-related man caves, we decided to skip right to the ultimate example of what every man would undoubtedly want if he knew how to build it, or if he could get a visit from the DIY Network and their man-cave construction crew.
The BEFORE shot of Rod’s space looks a lot like what many of us call our poker room . . . an old unfinished basement with a couple of beat-up poker tables. But when the DIY crew get finished with it, the AFTER shot shows what an awesome man-cave it had the potential to become!
The crew did their shopping in a retail store in New Jersey called Down to the Felt, but almost everything in the ultimate man-cave is something we carry at The Texas Poker Store, so you can order it all online. We have the custom poker tables, the poker chips and cases and all the cool things that turn a plain space into a great poker man-cave, including great poker signs, electronic poker games and dartboards, and much more. Of course, you’ll have to supply the labor, and the wall-to-wall carpeting yourself.