Poker players can be difficult to shop for when it’s Christmas or their birthday, as you can only get them so many poker chip sets or copies of Doyle Brunson’s book “SuperSystem.” The good news is that plenty of poker-specific gadgets have been released over the last few years, so it’s now possible to not only get that special poker fan a unique gift but also one that’s fun and potentially useful as well when enjoying their favorite game.
Wireless Poker Controller
The WirelessPokerController from Poker Controls is a must-have for many online poker players, as it brings the same sort of dedicated controller that gamers use for console games to the world of online poker. Players no longer have to sit hunched over a desktop or laptop using their mouse to bet, check, or fold. The custom-designed poker controller was built from the ground up to make playing poker from your couch or favorite chair a comfortable breeze. The same casino strategy you use for poker still applies, and it’s the same game you know and love, just made accessible via a comfortable controller that frees you up from endless clicking and mousing.
Custom Poker Tables
If you host your own regular poker game, you might check out some of the custom poker tables available from various companies that include hold card cameras just like you see on televised poker shows such as ESPN’s WSOP Main Event coverage and “High Stakes Poker.” While they’ll set you back $5,000-$10,000, they’re the ultimate in poker tables and include the ability to record hole cards, audio at the table, and the ability to broadcast live on the Internet. Just like the tables in US casinos such as the Bellagio and Borgata, these custom tables are the abslute best that money can buy.
iPads and iPhones
iPads and iPhones are also always welcome gifts, with tons of poker apps now available for both. Apps include not just poker games but also poker odds calculators, tournament clock apps, and other useful poker programs. More and more online poker sites are now offering real money play for mobile apps, with plenty of free poker games to tap into as well.