We love poker. We imagine that if you're visiting this site that you do, too.
I've been playing poker since my army days . . . which is going back a heckuva long time, playing everything from standard poker to whatever my friends made up on the spot. We'd start with penny ante games but the antes would soon build up and the pots would grow. Poker was one of the best ways to break up the monotony when we were off duty but confined to the base.
When we played the standard games, it included everything from 5 Card Draw and 5 Card Stud to 7 Card Stud with all wild card variants including Deuces Wild to One Eyed Jacks Wild. We played Baseball and Dr. Pepper and I'm sure we played some games that I can't remember and others that probably had names, but I couldn't possibly tell you what they were now. I'll bet, however, that some of them were probably variants to what later we learned to be Razz (7 card Stud lowest hand), Low-Chicago and Omaha High-Low to Caribbean Stud, Killer King, Mexican Sweat, and of course , Texas Hold'Em, which we play all the time.
My wife, on the other hand, had never played poker in her life until some friends suggested a night of Texas Hold'Em. We were living in California and Texas Hold'Em was the rage; everyone was playing it, even church groups. She had a blast that night (even though she had to use a cheat sheet to check what hand beat what other hand). In fact, she was the big winner and I could tell she really enjoyed it; I didn't realize how much until she bought us our own poker set for Christmas. The funny thing is, that was the last time we played poker in California . . . six months later we had moved to the great state of Texas!
So now we're Texans. And what better way to celebrate that than to create The Texas Poker Store? We know so many die-hard poker players who are always looking for a reliable source for poker supplies, and we've been to game rooms that always need to stock up on poker chips, so why not start our own one-stop shop for all poker supplies and accessories? We decided to carry everything poker players need or want: from poker chips, cases and carousels to card shufflers, poker tables, portable table tops and all kinds of poker-related novelties, collectibles, how-to books and more. And, we included the rules to most poker games as well as great information about poker legends and super-stars with some really cool poker videos.
Now we know that there are hundreds of variations to poker, and we've only listed our favorites on this site. If we've left out YOUR favorite and you'd like to see it included, send it to us using the form below, make sure to include the rules and we'll add it. We'll even write who sent it to us.
I don't think of myself as a gambler; I'm just a guy who enjoys playing poker. My wife, on the other hand, loves to gamble. I know that, because she bet big on me. And we both won.
We want you to be a big winner, too. We want you to find all your poker supplies here, while getting excellent customer service. But we want even more than that. We invite your active participation in the Texas Poker Store . . . let us know what poker supplies or poker stories you want us to add, and we'll do it. Visit the Texas Poker Store often. We're a fully-stocked online poker store that offers 100 percent secured shopping, but we also want to become a dynamic community of poker lovers.
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