Even the great Doyle Brunson talked about this in his Super System 2 book!Why casinos (live poker) don´t use 4 color cards?
Even the great Doyle Brunson talked about this in his Super System 2 book!
Doyle said the following in his book
Seems like traditions like the black-n-red of the 2 color deck will be difficult to change. Online - our choice of decks only affect us. In live play the casino has to try to make everyone - including old school guys like Doyle - happy.
- Doyle is not a fan of the 4-color because he is used to the 2-color
- That 4-color is not economical to print
- Mike Caro tried to do a "Color Deck Day" to try to get casinos to switch to 4-color. 65 casinos participated - ZERO casinos changed
I see your point, but at the same time, you can use a two-color to your advantage to pick up tells. You'd prolly lose that switching to a four-color deck.
There's an old saying, if it's not broken, don't fix it. Card rooms and casinos seem to already have something established that works and if it's working there's no reason for them to change it. It seems to be tradition and works for them.
I'm sure a lot of people are familiar with the meme:
"Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people."
I tried playing with a 4 color deck for a bit, but I find myself sticking with 2 color decks myself. I don't know, perhaps it is just tradition, but maybe I just like how it looks better. 4 color decks look kind of clown-like to me. When I tried using a 4 color deck, it kind of wore off and seemed like the "new normal" but then I pulled out my 2 color decks of cards and I was like: "oh my, that was so weird, the 2 color deck looks so much better: excuse me a moment while I go wash my eyes."
Needless to say, I haven't gone back to 4 color deck since.
p.s. For those I know will ask, I experimented with a 4 color deck for about a week, but yeah, I'm sticking with 2 colors for now.
There are no much difference into a deck of 2 or 4 colors, maybe some initial players, or with necessity of glasses, will be more helped with a 4 colors deck. Anyway, I changed my deck for a 4 colors on PS app, but I have not saw a 4 color deck in a poker clube until now, maybe there are some dificulty to buy one, or the price are high, and generally they need to buy many identical deck, in case of needed to replace one card.