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The Official 2016 WSOP Copag Playing Cards Are Here!

SALVATORE APODACA - Sunday, May 07, 2017

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With over 6700 entrants in 2016 the popularity of the World Series Of Poker doesn't seem to be waning one bit. And every year we get a new batch of the official cards to sell to the masses. They go pretty quick so you'll probably want to get your hands on them right away. You can put them into play while the 2017 WSOP begins or just keep them in their packaging like so many collectors out there.

Here's the official spiel from the manufacturer...

"Poker enthusiasts will love this 2016 World Series of Poker playing card set. Brand new, sealed and never used, this set is a must-have for any collector. These are the very same 100% plastic playing cards used by all World Series of Poker players who participated in the tournament at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Paradise, Nevada. The same cards Qui Nguyen used when he took home $8 million and the coveted bracelet last year."

And don't forget that Copag is still one of the best card manufacturers in the world. Manufactured in Brazil by Copag, these cards are made from Copag's proprietary 100% acetate plastic. Seasoned players know that Copag cards last longer, shuffle better, and deal so fluidly that you'll never want to play with another paper or vinyl card ever again.

Coming Soon! Venmo Checkout Support!

SALVATORE APODACA - Friday, May 05, 2017

I'm an old school PayPal user. Of course Old West Poker Supplies has been using PayPal for it's checkout services for since our company was founded in 2003. Now apparently all the rage is Venmo amongst "millennials". It seems to be a popular choice for that younger generation for making payments and exchanging money between friends. Well, if you happen to be a Venmo user you'll be able to use it to checkout using PayPal very soon.

"What is Venmo? Venmo is a popular social payments service that lets people make and share payments with their friends, family and approved businesses. Accepting Venmo payments can give you access to new buyers and provide marketing exposure for your business when Venmo users choose to share purchases through their Venmo social feed."

The big secret to most Venmo users is that PayPal owns the company. It became part of the PayPal family in 2013. This is all news to me as well. I mean it's really news to me because I quite literally just downloaded the Venmo app to my phone after reading the announcement from a PayPal email this morning.

"As part of our commitment to deliver payment innovations that give your customers more ways to pay, we’re pleased to announce a new feature of your PayPal account: Venmo users will soon be able to make mobile purchases through your PayPal checkout," according to PayPal.

I'm sure I'll be learning a lot more about Venmo soon. And I want to welcome everyone who uses that handy little app. I'm sure there will be some incentives rolled out to encourage Venmo users to make purchases through stores that accept PayPal. I guess we'll see soon.

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