Just the other night, I went to play some poker at a friend’s house. hoki178 David always hosts a poker game on Friday or Saturday night. So, here we are, sipping our beer and firing up the stoagies, gathered around David’s poker table–and, yes, he’s got a professional-looking one–and then his wife Maria comes in carrying this slick-looking aluminum carrying case. She sets that case in the middle of the table, and David flips the latch.
Let me tell you some more about that professional poker set. It housed 300 casino-grade 11.5 gram composite-lay chips flanking two sets of professional quality playing cards. David said that he’d had the cards customized, too. I was getting the feeling of being in a real casino somewhere as I looked at that professional poker set.
Now, I know–you might not share my enthusiasm (or would it be better to say passion?) for this game, even if you do play. You might think this all sounds crazy. “Why is this loonie going crazy over a professional poker set?It’s a professional set! Man, I’m telling you–if this isn’t already exciting you, you’re not a poker player. Not a very serious one, anyway.
That thing probably cost David a pretty penny. Why not buy some cards and plastic chips down at the local Dollar Tree?” Well, my friend, I feel my eyes glaze over when I hear a guy talking about vintage automobiles, so I feel for you. I’m not one of those men who cares at all about Old Car Shows, but a lot of my guy friends do. Yeah, I understand.
But I love poker, and I love the feel of a casino. I love the idea of putting that real casino feel into the comfort and convenience of your own home. And–I love nice stuff. I don’t believe in going cheap.Saving money is one thing, but going cheap is something else entirely. Cheap stuff breaks easily, or gets dirty easily. And…well, it’s just low quality.