The Poker Cube: Quite Literally the Worst Poker Gimmick I’ve Ever Seen

By Robbie Strazynski
January 23, 2011

I thought that after more than half a decade of involvement in the poker industry and after tens of thousands of poker hands played live and online that I’d seen it all. Boy was I ever wrong! I recently came across an advertisement in CardPlayer magazine (we’re not affiliated with them) for something called the Poker Cube.

The Poker Cube

Allow me to ridicule review this product in a proper, systematic fashion:

  • The premise of this strange item is simple: be able to look at your hole cards without letting anyone else see them.

I guess that’s just too difficult for some people…

  • The Cube serves not one, but 2 purposes: card protector and hole card viewer.

They’ve got it wrong, there’s actually 3 purposes: It’s also a great paperweight!

  • The Poker Cube was designed to be of assistance to poker players of all skill levels.

Right – because a professional poker player really looks professional using one of these things…

  • The Poker Cube website touts its product as preventing any physical discomfort such as straining one’s neck while looking at hole cards.

You know what, for $24.95 I’d much rather buy myself a massage while I’m at the table!

If you haven’t had enough laughs, take a look at this Poker Cube YouTube video someone made. You simply can’t make this stuff up…

No offense guys, but perhaps once I see one of these on TV, or being endorsed by a pro, or actually being used by anybody, perhaps I’ll live to eat my words.

Anyhow, if the makers of the Poker Cube happen to see this very critical poker blog, just take solace in the fact that there’s no such thing as bad publicity.

To their credit, at least the company offers the donks that purchase this thing a 30-day money-back guarantee…



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Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded in 2009. A veteran member of the poker media corps, in addition to writing and video presenting, Robbie has hosted multiple poker podcasts over the years, including Top Pair, the Red Chip Poker Podcast, The Orbit, and the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of Poker Hall of Famer Eli […]



That’s probably the silliest contraption I’ve seen in a while. You will certainly be the laughing stock of the entire table if you get caught using that.

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