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Highroller or flat broke, as long as you like showing off to your poker buddies at the Sunday night home game, this list is for you. We have collected some of the most expensive and luxurious poker accessories with the cheapest and weirdest.
You might need to cash in your bankroll and to afford these items. Then when Stuart calls your AA all-in pre-flop with seven, duce of spades and hits his runner runner flush draw, consider assessing your losses at one of these poker sites.
18. Fossilman’s Lucky Charm Fossils
Want a good-luck charm that has evidently helped win the World Series of Poker Main Event? Try Greg “Fossilman” Raymer’s card protectors. They are made from fossils that have accumulated pure luck for about 330 million years in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. The Fossilman sells them on his website for a modest $39.95/piece.
17. Poker Genie Home Tournament Manager Timer
If you want your home games to look professional, there’s no substitute for a real tournament timer. The Poker Genie keeps track of your blind schedule and will even tell you how many chips of each color you should issue each player. Wave goodbye to stupid questions such as “How big are the blinds?”
16. Paulson Clay Poker Chip Set
With or without the Mahogny case, you're sure to get respect from your poker buddies as long as you go with Paulson made clay chips. Just chips, in different volumes, here.
15. Poker Pendant Swag Lamp
Is there something missing? Is you basement still just a basement lacking any resemblance to those cool undergrown poker clubs in the movies? No worries, a proper poker lamp might suffice.
14. Your Own Dealer
A home game just isn't balling enough without an own dealer. Relief your guests from the burden and stress of shuffling and dealing the cards, and do what any rich person would do: Dial a dealer instead.
13. Poker Table with Built-in Refrigerator
Besides the gold decorated cup holders, the elegant light-strand and leather paddings, what makes The Gamebar exceptional is this: At the touch of a button, a refrigerator elevates from within the middle of the table.
12. Paulson® Poker Chip Set
In regards to clay poker chip manufacturing, Paulson is the the best. And this 750 chip set with case in Mahogny is sold at Amazon for around $1000. Expensive enough for ya?
11. Automatic Poker Dealer
If you are of a geekier nature, a robot dealer might interest you. Still only a University project, be sure that this bad boy will hit the market any time now. Be the first to introduce E.T to your home games!
10. Stainless Steel Card Deck
The most expensive deck of cards ever purchased cost around $140,000, acquired by a Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983, and is believed to be the first deck of cards, completely painted by hand. For the more mainstream consumer however, there's the stainless steel deck with the design etched into the metal. for around $350.
9. Las Vegas Dealer Cap
If renting your own dealer to the Sunday night poker game isn't an option, you can always draw straws over who should shuffle up and deal. Looser get's to wear this elegant head piece.
8. Regals Poker Tables
We simply cannot leave the topic poker tables without mentioning some of the custom artwork by Regal. The price will vary depending on what you want, but count on a four digit figure.
7. Shuffle Tech Professional Card Shuffler
We all know how unreliable regular card shufflers are, which is why you need a professional grade card shuffler. Shuffle Tech has allegedly gone to lengths to assure that its machines accurately replicate the ancient art of traditional hand shuffling. For a mere $500 at Amazon you can get your hands on this amazing piece of next-gen technology.
6. Poker Hands Poster
Poker posters like this one have a decorative element, but should be hung on the wall primarily for educational purposes. In every home game there is always at least one hand that causes argument. And while this particular poster is limited to explaining which hands beat which, do not assume everybody knows.
5. Personalized Poker Cigar Humidor
Which poker game is complete without cigars? And to keep 'em humid and fresh for many home games to come, this customized Cigar Humidor is essential indeed. For a whopping $59.95 it's yours at Groomsmen.com.
4. Comfortable Poker Chairs
For those long tournaments or cash game sessions you want to keep your guests comfortable, even if their're just old frat buddies and colleague. The more comfortable they are, the less attention they will pay at the game. Combine these chairs with a cooler full of Bud and rest assure, you turn out on top.
3. Poker Tableware
Though this might score low on the macho-barometer, these poker snack bowl set is almost to fitting to pass up. Worst come to worst, tell the boys it was your girlfriend or mother who bought them. Any remarks to that excuse you'll just have to take.
2. Classic Card Decks
Another, perhaps not as expensive or exclusive, but more classic is the many different decks by Bicylce or Copagcards.
1. bwin's Poker Clock for iPhone
For the proud iPhone (+iPod Touch) owner a digital alternative to the Poker Genie timer is available. bwin has released the free application Poker Clock. A handy match to your kitchen timer. Keep track of blind levels and overall game stats, download through the App Store.