Poker games and poker tournaments can be found almost anywhere in the world, and even if you go to some remote island on vacation, the hotel is likely to have an internet connection and you can log in to your favorite online casino and play to your heart’s content. Or at the very least, you can play for as long as you can afford to.
When your opponents, family or friends see you doing this, their immediate thoughts are that you are a poker fanatic. These are the top ten signs that they are right:
If you witness something bad happening your first thought is “That’s a bad beat.”
You claim that you know exactly what cards every player has, even when you’re not in the game.
When you count, you always follow “8, 9, 10” with “Jack, Queen, King, Ace.”
Every person that beats you, pisses you off, or just irritates you, and they are just “donkeys” to you.
If you could, you would celebrate your wedding anniversary by watching a poker tournament on TV.
When booking any hotel room you make sure they have a computer connected to the Internet. That way you can still play online while everyone else goes to the beach.
You can’t help yourself; when you pay for anything you stack up your cash in neat little piles before pushing them to the teller.
You always think you’re the best poker player at any poker table.
When you lose you can’t accept it graciously and always go on “Tilt”
Whenever you lose a hand, you’ll make statements like “I’m just setting traps,” “I knew exactly what he had.”
There are probably many more clear signs that tell everybody just how big of a poker fiend you really are. You’re welcome to send us any that you can come up with, just send them to us by clicking on the link below.
Last year about this same time we had several people who wanted to know our opinion on the right poker table they should get. Some of them wanted something that they could easily store away when not in use, while others wanted to set up their man cave with just the right table or tables for their in home tournaments. Our answers were simple and here they are revisited for all of you who have recently posed the same questions to us.
There are various kinds of poker tables available in the market and choosing the right poker table for your game room is important. There are folding poker tables that are excellent for the casual home or office games, and there is a variety of table tops that are easy to store away in your closet or take with you on trips. And, of course, there are the professional poker tables that would fit in the best game room in your house, office, ManCave, or poker room.
First thing you need to decide is what kind of table you want. Choose our Aces Pro Poker Table, a 96 inch portable table (pictured above) that you can fold up and store or carry away or a permanent piece of furniture like our 101.5 inch Lumen Poker table (pictured below). You can also choose from standard casino style tables to octagonal folding tables or table tops and with different color felts, with the most popular being green – but they also come in red, black or blue felts to complement your décor. If you take your game seriously then your poker table needs to be a comfortable place for your friends to gather and play for hours. Choose wisely and have fun. And don’t forget, all our tables can be customized with your logo, name, or just about any graphic you would like.
We have a lot of great tables to choose from, as well as tons of other poker supplies, make sure to look around the store and call or email us if you need more information about any of the products we carry.
If you are risk averse, like me, and afraid to lose money while learning how to play poker, you need a reliable, free online poker site. According to Pokernews.com, the best of the best for free poker games with no registration is the WSOP Poker app.
Obviously, lots of poker players get started on “play money” sites on their desktops and on mobile apps to develop their skills, learn how poker works and what it feels like to engage with poker players all over the world in games of Texas Holdem or Omaha. This is where you can try out all the tips you got from reading Jonathan Little’s blogs or studying videos of Fedor and Negreanu. It’s really the safest way to hone the poker strategies you’ll need in order to win before you start playing with real money.
Other well-known free sites are Zynga Poker and the WPT (World Poker Tour). They both have options to play for fun, or in the case of WPT, real money. However, you have to join ClubWPT to play for real money.
Others (like PokerStars, PartyPoker, and 888Poker) combine free poker games and tournaments with real money ones – so you can have an authentic ‘full poker experience’ always playing on the same website.
Of course, U.S, players can’t play for real money in most states because it’s –unbelievably – still illegal. For example the WSOP online app allows you to play for real $$ if you live in Nevada.
Have fun at your favorite poker tables whether you’re practicing or playing for real money.
We here at the Texas Poker Store love it when we can introduce a new or enhanced product or feature to our customers. One of our most popular tables has always been the Elite, a classy table with black, solid oak pedestal legs and a depth of two inches from the top of the ultra-wide armrest to the playing surface, creating a sunken playing area that adds a distinct element to play, giving the playing surface a pit feel. The playing surface can be customized which means you can choose the color of your standard cloth or speed cloth that you prefer or submit your own custom graphics (your company name or the logo of your poker club). The dimensions are: 94in x 44in x 30in and many customers have opted to add the dining top, increasing the dimensions to 96in x46in x 30in.
We are now pleased to introduce the Elite Alpha Classic, with all the features of the Elite, including the same ultra-wide armrest and solid oak pedestal, but with something added for the alpha players among you. If you like the idea of matching your personality by incorporating LED lighting trim on your poker table, you can do it with just one touch of the standard remote, or you can splurge with a programmable WiFi remote controlled by your smartphone. Imagine having 16 high-quality LED colors as well as five different light modes to play with.
You may not be able to control who wins the next poker tournament, but you can be a big winner by controlling the look, feel and mood of your poker room.