The perfect Christmas casino gifts! Part three: poker

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Buying poker presents can be hard. What do you buy for the gambler in your life who’d rather just be at the poker tables, trying to bluff their way to victory? Luckily, Lucky Nugget are here to help. In the final part of our casino gift blog series, we take a look at the best poker gifts to buy your friends and family.

Poker table

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Dedicated furnishings make poker nights even better

When the chips are down, there’s nothing that poker players want to do more than simply play poker. So why not cut out the middle man and buy your loved one a gift they’ll love and use: a proper poker table! You can get all kinds of styles, from classical wooden standalone units, through to ultra-modern and sleek tables.

Most poker players simply use a felt table covering, which easily turns different surfaces into a poker table. But nothing compares to a proper, specially-made table which is designed to make the game feel as beautiful as possible. If you’ve got the money to spare, then this makes a perfect present option.

Poker strategy guide

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Strategy is everything in poker

No matter how good you are at poker, there are always ways to be better. Even the professionals sometimes leaf through strategy guides, though they tend to warn against more than they recommend! When looking for a poker guide, it’s a good idea to check up on the author’s credentials and make sure they know what they’re talking about.

One of the most popular titles is Essential Poker Math by Alton Hardin, which focuses on the mathematical framework of poker. But you could also get guides focusing on different game styles, different ways to wager, how to bluff, ways to read other people, and so on.

Rounders DVD

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The cult movie makes a perfect poker gift

A rounder is someone who cruises between different cities to play in high-stakes poker tournaments.  Rounders came out in 1998 and immediately pushed the term into the popular vocabulary – and the film itself has since gained a cult following.

Matt Damon stars as a promising young poker player who gets drawn into the shady world of underground poker games, hustling, and the Russian mob. It’s a really thrilling movie, and poker players love its accurate depiction of the game. It’s all about the energy and the tension, and so it has a special place in gamblers’ hearts.

Poker accessories

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Everyone loves a little touch of poker in their accessories

Everyone likes a little subtle piece of bling. From watches with poker-chip faces to royal flush cufflinks and solid-silver earrings, a classy accessory can make all the difference in ensuring you look – and feel – amazing. And when you’re feeling great, you’re more likely to be in a good headspace and make great plays.

Another cool jewellery idea could be buying your poker pal a ring with moving parts. Objects designed to be fiddled with could help release tension – though make sure that it doesn’t become one of their tells!

People who love poker are great to buy for. There’s so many presents which could make them happy and help further their love of the game. Make sure your gift stands out from the rest: who needs to buy something generic when there’s so many better present ideas out there?