Eyes on the Size

It’s clichéd, but size matters when it comes to poker playing cards.  It’s important to know that there are typically two standards of industry terminology.  You'll often hear the following two referenced - poker size and bridge size.

Poker Size (2.5” x 3.5”)

It’s a matter of personal preference, but poker size playing cards are typically the preferred size by home game poker players in general.  Poker size playing cards allow for a more spacious index and playing card design. They tend to also feel more substantial in your hands, and are easier to deal across a poker table after a few rounds of poker play.

In addition, poker size playing cards tend to look better on the board from all seat positions and any table location. The playing cards that you see on your favorite live stream or television programs are usually poker size as well due to visual production and RFID card manufacturing benefits.

Faded Spade poker size cards are home game and tournament ready, and feature our fresh face card design to better fit today's poker era.  These poker size cards are made from 100% plastic with a matte linen finish for world class quality, comfortable feel and unique flexibility.  The custom index is closer to a large index for superior hole card and flop readability wherever you are seated at the table.  The two-deck set also features the Faded Spade original black and red card backs, and are a great of choice for players who prefer a standard 3.5" x 2.5" playing card.

Bridge Size (2.25” x 3.5”)

The definition of irony. Most poker rooms across the globe use bridge size playing cards at their cash game and tournament poker tables.  Yes, you read that right.  It’s a common misconception that bridge size cards are only used for playing bridge or other card games.

Bridge size cards are .25” less wide than your standard poker size cards, but that makes a big difference for integration with automatic shufflers. The size also lends itself better to reduced pips, and can be better for card sweating in four-card games like PLO.  While they can be easier to shuffle than poker size, they can also be more difficult to deal across a poker table.

Faded Spade bridge size poker cards are poker room and home game ready. Specifically engineered for poker rooms & automatic shufflers, they feature a custom index in between regular & jumbo and are suitable for any card game. These cards are made with from 100% plastic with a matte smooth finish.  They have a great balance of strength & flexibility combined with anti-scuff limited slip treatment.  They include the same fresh face card designs that are symbolic of the modern poker era and our original black and red card backs. A two-deck set of Faded Spade bridge size poker cards are for players who prefer a narrow 2.25" x 3.5" playing card.

So how do you choose? It's really just a matter of personal preference when it comes to picking your favorite poker playing card size.  Choose the size that works for you.  Better yet, get a set of each size, and let the cards fall where they may!