Best Cards Ever... "Hands" Down
We here at the Casino Snob take our home gaming very seriously. We want nothing more than to replicate in as much as we can, that awesome experience of gaming in our favorite casinos. And while we're still working on that giant replica of the Colosseum, we do hold a mean poker game.
To begin with, we insist on a sturdy, but soft poker top. Then we pass out weighty plastic-clay-composite chips. Then finally we play with only the best playing cards around. Kem.
Now a REAL casino, likely does not use Kem cards. They have a seemingly endless supply of packs of cards that come all sealed and ready to go. But unlike a real casino, we dont take a rake when we play, so we need cards that will last us for more than one night of hard betting and Cheetos fingers. So we discover Kem cards.
Kem cards are made of cellulose and plastic. They are slippery, and they are absolutely crap for magic tricks. What they are amazing at however, is lasting through YEARS of poker playing. And when we say years, we mean YEARS. We have been using 2 decks of Kem cards for over five years now, and they still play like we just took them out of the pack. For at least 2 years of that time, we had weekly poker nights. Believe us, these cards will last you a VERY VERY long time.
Some are shocked by the $20-$25 price tag. But trust us, at about $3-$5 a pop on a standard deck, you will find these cards will pay for themselves in no time.
Kems at Amazon.com -- Its where we got ours.
Official Kem Website -- Learn more about the product at the official site.
CustomPlayingCards.com -- You can even get Custom Kems!
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Posted by Russell Miner at September 10, 2006 10:00 AM