Poker is the greatest card game because it helps unite people together.
Poker is just about the only card game interesting enough to have people gather together for a whole evening just to play cards with their friends. It really is an excellent game for friends to play together because the game itself naturally lends itself to banter and chat. It is the banter and chat that flows from the game itself that allows the subtle skills of the master poker player to come out. There are few better tests of reading a persons expression than to face them at poker.
You see, the game of poker transcends what actually happens with the cards and chips; it becomes entirely focused on the people. The experienced player knows to watch the other players as much as they watch the cards. It is a game of skill and of subtle observations.
Whilst you can play poker virtually anywhere and with anything as currency, there is nothing quite like playing poker on a velvet green table with casino style chips. That is the format in which poker was always meant to be played. Poker tables and chip sets are becoming increasingly affordable, and make for an outstanding gift for men and women alike.
From experience it can be confirmed that players take the game so much more seriously when they are using proper chips at a proper felt table. These props really help to focus the mind and to sharpen the senses. Perhaps it is just because our subconscious sees how seriously the host has taken the game so the players take it more seriously too.
Whether or not money changes hands, poker is always more of a thrill on the correct table and with the correct chips. As you play, you are bringing a little bit of Las Vegas charm to your own home.
Poker is an excellent way for friends to bond, as it is not about the cards, but about the people, and whilst people are the focus, it can only help bring them together.
Specific cards just for poker, chips and felt table tops are just some of the accessories that are required for the perfect poker night. The beauty is that each of these would make the perfect gift for the poker fan in your life. The accessories individually are low enough in price to be bought as stocking fillers this Christmas, or as a birthday gift. Any poker fan would love to have the full set for the perfect poker night.
Poker unites people, it helps people over come their differences, at least whilst they are playing. On the poker table, people are equal and the only factor that separates people is their skill level.