Poker Cards

Written by James Lyons
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Poker cards are a necessary part of any poker set. You probably don't need me to tell you that. But what you might not realize is what happens to these cards after years and years of use. Imagine hundreds of unwashed hands handling your poker cards, distributing germs, oil, grease, and other damaging elements on your cards. This is why it is so important to purchase new cards often.

The hands are probably the dirtiest thing on the human body. No matter how hard we try, it's very difficult to keep hands clean. It's important to replace your playing cards at least twice a year, especially if you play one or more times a week. In addition, it's much easier for dishonest players to make subtle marks on old cards rendering them unreliable.

The Progression of Poker Cards

Poker has changed dramatically over the past 200 years. Back in the early 1800s, poker was a game enjoyed by outlaws, weapon-makers, and hustlers. They would file aboard various riverboats on the Mississippi River and do their best to relieve unsuspecting players of their money. Today, poker is a much different game.

Poker has evolved into a celebrated worldwide competition. The thieves, outlaws, hustlers, and cheats have been exchanged for the professional poker player who collects his winnings using math and complicated psychological games. These men and women are treated like movie stars and professional athletes. If you could hop in a time machine and show these old cheats and swindlers how poker has transformed into a widely accepted game, they might revisit their poker cards with a different perspective.

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