Christmas is coming and once again people will have the dilemma over what to buy somebody as a gift this year.
Well, if someone you need to buy for is a poker fanatic, then why not consider any of the following great gifting options, suited to a variety of budgets!
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At bet365 you can play a wide range of poker games, including table games at varying buy in levels, Sit & Go games, Bounty Hunter Tournaments, Freerolls, Twister Poker and many more besides.
Plus a bet365 membership gets you access to all other bet365 sites too, such as bet365 Sport, bet365 Casino, bet365 Games, bet365 Bingo to name just four.
So if your poker fanatic wants to play online, bet365 Poker is a great place to start!
However, if your poker fan enjoys playing home games or in a casino setting as well as online, then there are some alternatives you can gift them this Christmas.
Here’s some top Christmas gift ideas for poker enthusiasts, arranged to suit all pockets!
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Top Christmas Gifts For The Poker Enthusiast!
We have decided to divide these gifts up into price ranges to offer ideas for all budget levels.
Up To £10
If your poker-loving friend is serious about their game then this gold and enamel card guard with Bullets (Pair of Aces) on is a great value budget present.
With sufficient weight to keep your cards held down, it comes with its own plastic cover to protect it.
You can also get two other designs for Cowboys (a pair of kings) or Ladies (a pair of queens) if you prefer.
If you want a brand of cards that is highly respected in the world of poker then you can’t go wrong with Bicycle. A standard pack will set you back just £7.40 on Amazon and they are a must have for any home game.
A 12-pack set is also available on Amazon for £35.98.
You can buy a selection of more expensive themed packs too which come in the £10 to £25 price range and which includes options such as Monster, Aviary, Bourbon, Sea King, Mickey Mouse, Aged Look, Disney Villains, World of Warcraft and Back to the Future themed cards at a range of prices.
£10 to £25
If you have ever been involved in a home game when one or more of the players at the table can’t shuffle the cards very well when it’s their turn to deal, you’ll know how frustrating that can be.
So with a £15 investment, with free delivery if you hold an Amazon Prime account, ypu can get this automatic shuffler to randomise the cards for you after each hand.
Simply split your deck into two piles and slot them into either side of the shuffler and watch as the cards get shuffled together. You can do this as many times as you like to really mix the pack up.
You’ll also need 4 AA batteries and a decent deck of cards to enjoy the most from this nice little machine.
Available in a wide range of colours (19 in total), and in sizes ranging from small to 5XL, this fun T-shirt is a perfect choice for the poker fan who likes a bluff!
It’s unisex design means it is suitable for men and women, or anyone that identifies as anything else for that matter.
The heavyweight design is 100% preshrunk cotton for the solid colours and a cotton/polyester mix for heather grey and denim heather options.
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£25 to £50
Without doubt one of the best investments I ever made was to buy a proper set of denominated chips with its own carry case. This set is available for £37.99 from Amazon and is great value.
The Chips are solid and far better quality than in the non-denominated cheaper sets, you also get a very robust case to store and carry them in. Add to that dice and playing cards, plus the dealer, small blind and big blind marker chips and you have all you need for a fantastic poker night at home.
Well almost, I’d also suggest getting either a poker table topper, or even just a nice large piece of felt to lay on the table (£7.25 per metre from Abakhan) to give your home game the genuine casino look and feel!
This playing card design acrylic mirror is a nicely designed and unusual item for the poker enthusiast who probably has everything!
You can get the design in a range of sizes, starting at £36.89 for the smaller of the three options (45cm x 42cm), up to £50.39 for the largest option (60cm x 55cm).
A nice touch is that you can also add personalised engraving of up to 256 characters to make it even more suitable for the recipient.
£50 to £100
If you have a room where you play poker regularly, or just play online in a spare roo, then this Poker metal print wall art is a nice addition.
It’s a high quality print featuring the United States flag and is available in both Gloss and Matte finishes.
Prices start at £64.71 for the smaller sized options, but you can buy a range of sizes up to extra large which comes in at a heftier price tag of £173.62.
Sure there’s the kudos attached to winning the cash in your poker home game, but there’s added prestige when it comes with getting your name engraved on the trophy!
You can pick up a high quality crystal glass cup with diamond design and black crystal base from just £90.98 up to £124.98 for the largest 33cm trophy.
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£100 to £250
Want to give your home game the professional look and feel of a casino? Don’t have space for your own permanent poker table? Well, this folding poker table from Riverboat Gaming is a cost-effective and practical solution.
With enough space for ten players, including a drinks holder for each, this table folds out to be placed on top of a dining table or similar for when you want to play. However, when finished, simply fold it back up and place it somewhere for easy storage.
Its £149 on Amazon and has some good ratings from pervious buyers, thus making it a solid choice for those wanting a polished and professional home game!
Poker is a social game, and what better way to bring your poker home game to life than by having your players drink their beer from your bespoke, personalised poker club beer glass!
At just over £11 each, you can personalise these glasses with your own design and wording to tie them in with your poker room and theme.
Ten glasses would cover every player at a standard Poker table, and that would cost you £121.90 from Zazzle.
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We have already mentioned that high quality poker chips make a home game special, so this customisable set of 500 poker chips, plus dice, two packs of playing cards, dealer, big blind and small blind buttons complete with case, is a fantastic option if you want to spend a bit more.
You can send off a design to include across all your denominated poker chips to personalise the item to the recipient. A lovely touch and one which makes this pack all the more enticing.
If money is no object and you have the space available, then this permanent luxury poker table will be the envy of any of your friends attending your home game.
Sitting up to 10 guests, the luxurious table has a cushioned edge, drinks holder, a blue baize with the Man Cave logo and designated spaces for the flop, turn and river cards.
Of course, it is not cheap at close to £4,000, but if money isn’t a problem then this is about the best poker table you can get for this kind of money.