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What are 100% plastic playing cards?

100% plastic playing cards are just like any other playing cards except that they are made of PVC instead of paper. They are much longer wearing than paper playing cards. Like other 100% plastic playing cards, at first they may feel a little more slippery than paper playing cards, but after a couple of hands you probably will ask yourself why you didn't switch earlier. 

What are regular and jumbo indexes?

Card indexes are the symbols of suit and rank on the corners of the cards which make it easier to recognize the card value. Indexes can be small or large. We refer to small indexes as “regular” indexes and large indexes as “jumbo” indexes, but others may use the terms standard, super, blackjack, etc. – we just feel it is easier to stick to two terms used consistently in the industry. The peek index was designed to help players "peek" at face down cards and at the same time easily see face up cards across a table.

There is no “best” index type – it boils down to personal preference. Players who play table games like Texas Hold’em often use jumbo and dual index cards because they have to look at the community cards from a distance. In the United States, most cards in casinos have regular indexes.

What is the difference between bridge and poker cards?

The difference is simply the size – bridge-size cards are narrower than poker-size cards. A bridge-size card measures 2 ¼ inches by 3 ½ inches while a poker-size card measures 2 ½ inches by 3 ½ inches. Most casinos in the United States use bridge-size cards in table games like Texas Hold’em because they typically are a little easier to shuffle and handle. If you have smaller hands or play with a diverse group of players, bridge-size cards may be more accommodating. Some people simply like how a wider card feels – each person has different preferences.

Are 100% plastic playing cards indestructible?

When treated with the same care as paper playing cards, plastic playing cards should last much longer – but they’re not indestructible. You often can remove creases and marks from plastic playing cards, but rough play can leave permanent marks or other damage. A benefit of plastic playing cards is that they can be washed in room temperature water to remove the grit that accumulate through play, but please keep in mind that washing may permanently damage the cards if not done properly.