Poker, especially the Texas Hold’em version, has experienced a big revival in the last few years. When an amateur won the world’s biggest poker event, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas, in 2003, the boom began. A little more then 800 people played in the tournament then; in 2006 just under 9000 participants already took part. By means of internet and television broadcasts poker became more presentable and lost its bad reputation as a “backroom game”.
Today millions of fans in the whole world play poker daily, especially the Texas Hold’em version in which the dealer button is used. This button shows the notional role which the dealer has and is moved one position clockwise every round during the game. The position of the button is very important, as the player who is sitting in front of it, places his bet last as from the second round which puts him in a advantageous situation. At this stage the opponents are able to be evaluated, because by then one knows the number of players who have taken part in a “call” or “raise”.
We present a dealer button which is an absolute must for every poker player. This button features an original poker card (the corner of an ace) from one of the most famous casinos in Las Vegas, where the world’s largest tournament takes place annually. This card was actually used in one of the tournaments.