Gemaco Alpha

another day, another type of card.

Name: Gemaco Playing Cards ( Carson Nugget)

Date: 5.27.2009

(sigh…what happened to the gallery option)

Cost: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

I forget…this came in some random huge lot of crap I got off of Ebay.

Availability: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

I have no idea….

Gemaco : Back and Aos
Gemaco : Back and Aos
Gemaco : Carson City Jokers
Gemaco : Carson City Jokers

Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○

The deck seemed opened/brand new when I got it. The box says armor finish. I love how they come up with these names. If I had my own line, I’d call it … uhh….who knows…? Naming is difficult. Fanning capabilities = above average. Snappiness,,, well done. They’re like PGC Professional Gambling Cards in terms of what I have in my stash. Except its Gemaco…perhaps an underdog of sorts when it comes to providing decks of cards for casinos, right after Bee and others…uhhh yea…seems like these would hurt if you use them for throwing.

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○

Gemaco : Cut and Shuffle
Gemaco : Cut and Shuffle

In the upper half as far as casino cards go. Not bad.

Back Design: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○○ ○

The Gemaco is like a silly offshoot of bee. I should look into which came first sometime. I’d bet on bee…anyways… Instead of red diamonds, you have red circles. If you stare at them long enough, they go blurry. Casino logo doubles on the back, but that’s it….Standard casino fare?

Gemaco : Please note that the court cards have a personality now.
Gemaco : Please note that the court cards have a personality now.

Hot shot cut: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○  ○ ○

The cards are quite crisp. So you can actually hear them ‘shoot’ ,,, at least,,more audibly than say,,local retail store bikes. Which bend. Instead of snap. And shoot. Good stuff.


Gemaco : Hat for two?
Gemaco : Hat for two?

-Gemaco casino cards. They’re made in the U.S.A. These specific ones were made in Missouri for Carson City Nugget. Uhhhh. Right…The face cards are..amusing. The box has a cut out window. Cut out,,which means you  should leave a joker on the box to protect the rest of the deck. I left the nine of hearts. And now its all spotty. Bleh. At least casino card boxes today have a film over them or no opening at all. Minus points there Gemaco. But its casino quality and armor finish. Love that name…hmm just noticed that the front of the gemaco box has that circle motif thing. Turns out that’s whats on the back of the cards. Gemaco cards seem to be the type you’d love to burn through for practice sessions.

–Kudos ♪♫


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