We are sorry to say but ales, whiskey, nuts, crisps and cigars are not strictly poker supplies. While those items are very likely to enhance your poker playing experience, they are not necessary poker table supplies for the actual poker game. Unfortunately, poker players don’t have difficulty finding the first groupi9ng of supplies but they do have difficulty finding supplies that they really do need to get a game going. Players either have to travel to some remote specialty store or find a poker supplies distributor on the Internet.
So what poker table supplies do you need in order to host a quality social poker game with fellow poker enthusiasts? Depending on the group of people you play poker with, you should probably re-examine your poker chips. If you have a large group coming over, of say 8-10 people, you need to make sure you have enough poker chips with an appropriate number of denominations to cater for everyone. And once again with a large group, if you are playing with several decks of cards, you might want to consider ordering a card shuffler which takes the pressure off you and ensures the smooth flow of the game.
Poker tables definitely fall under the "important poker table supplies" category. Playing on a kitchen or dining room table just doesn't cut it, especially if you are playing for keeps. Not setting the environment properly can degrade the game. Little things like chip spacers and chip storage boxes also make a difference to the quality of the poker game. In addition, make sure you have at least two fresh sets of playing cards on hand. But for the more serious players, then chip holders and dealing shoes are items you must have without debate.
Be mindful that you don't have to go out and spend a ton of money on poker table supplies, especially if you are a casual player who likes to play for fun. However, even if you do fall into that category, the casual game is far more enjoyable when the casual players get a chance to play with adequate poker supplies that really do set the scene.