Saturday, October 15, 2011

Some 1950s Bakelite Poker Help

Jet, April 3, 1952
This is exactly the sort of thing you'd want if you were having a poker game back in the 1950s: the Chip-Co-Tray, a "Poker Player's Partner." This was a set of Bakelite trivets that held both a drink and your poker chips. It also had a built-in ashtray. And you also got poker chips in three different colors - red, white and blue.

You could really multi-task with something like this! And you need to concentrate on several things at once while you are playing - not just your drink and cigarette (if you smoke) but also the rules and regulations.

Another poker player's partner is Casino news online, which can tell you about online casino sites and also (I like this especially) reminds you of the basic rules of casino games. You can get all the latest news about casinos both on line and in real life, in the United States and in other countries such as the UK, all in one place - which is very handy. You can also find out about bonuses being offered on various sites. And you won't just learn about poker but many other games such as baccarat, blackjack and slots.

These are all good things. Because, as my family can tell you, I always forget the intricacies of poker. Although I'm sure that if I had retro Bakelite accessories, it would really help.

1 comment:

meaghan said...

my grandma was telling me how women would wear some fun accessories while playing cards. i found this etsy shop that actually makes some vintage card suite aprons: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75032899/womens-apron-vintage-queen-of-hearts How fun!!! love your blog. so unique!