Deck Of Magic Paper Playing Cards
Paper (coated plastic) playing cards are available from Bicycle, Bee, Tally-ho, Aviator, WPT, WSOP and various other manufacturers. They are made of paper surrounded by a plastic coating. They may be purchased for a dollar or two per deck and are also sold by the dozen. Do not open the seal of a new deck, leave it in its plastic in the middle of your poker table and let the players open the seal at the beginning of the game. It is always reassuring to know that the deck of cards is new and (hopefully) unaltered or marked.
Modiano Cards banner ad Coated paper cards will bend and crease and rip and chip and tear. They will only be good for one tournament or less. Paper cards mark easily and do not bend back into shape. They become dirty and sticky and do not slide as well as they did when they were new. They cannot be washed when they do become sticky. The colors are bright but fade as the cards wear out. If you spill a beer on a paper card, you might as well reach for a new deck. They can be easily smudged or marked with a fingernail. It is easy to crease or bend a corner.