California Grand Casino, World’s Oldest Operating Poker Room, Joins Faded Spade Family

Orlando, FL (February 11, 2020) – Faded Spade™, the industry’s fastest-growing playing card company, proudly announces a new member of the Faded Spade family – California Grand Casino.

Following a detailed and thorough testing period in which it compared a variety of playing cards to one another, California Grand Casino ultimately chose Faded Spade as the room’s preferred playing card.

“After an extensive testing period, California Grand Casino is pleased to go with Faded Spade as our poker playing card company,” Richard Clark, Assistant Manager, said. “The Faded Spade playing card material, feel, consistency and durability is the best in the market, and the sentiment is echoed by both our dealers and players who have experienced Faded Spade cards. Tom Wheaton and the team at Faded Spade have produced an industry-leading product that is competitively priced and backed by tremendous customer support. We couldn’t be happier to begin dealing Faded Spade cards in 2020.”

“Faded Spade is honored to have a venue with as much history as California Grand Casino join our family,” Tom Wheaton, CEO of Faded Spade, said. “We believe California Grand Casino is dedicated to giving its players the best poker experience and we are proud to support them in doing so by providing the highest quality playing cards poker has to offer.”

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California Grand Casino is an incredibly historic venue. According to CardPlayer Magazine, the California Grand Casino is home to the oldest continuously running poker action in the world. Games are said to date back to the 1850s and the room was once a stop on the Pony Express.

The California Grand Casino has been voted the Best Casino and Best Local Gaming in the San Francisco East Bay by the Bay Area News Group for seven consecutive years, and has a reputation of offering some of the region’s most action-packed poker games. The California Grand Casino is smoke free and features a comfortable gaming area with 19 tables, numerous large screen televisions, a full bar, sit-down restaurant, and free valet service. For more, visit  

Faded Spade launched its poker room playing card business in 2018 and has quickly acquired top poker room clients like the Aria, Borgata, Bay 101, Rivers and more in North America.

As the preferred playing cards of the World Poker Tour, Faded Spade cards can be seen on TV or live streams with the WPT, Heartland Poker Tour, Japan Open Poker Tour, Run It Up Studios, Solve for Why TV, Live at the Bike, bestbetLIVE, and more.

Faded Spade poker playing cards are also trusted in the world’s highest buy-in poker games during PokerGO broadcasts like Poker After Dark, Super High Roller Bowl, U.S. Poker Open, British Poker Open, and Poker Masters.

Poker home game players across the globe are continually transitioning to Faded Spade poker playing cards and consumers can make their purchases directly at

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About Faded Spade

Faded Spade® is the poker and playing card brand for today’s poker players, poker rooms and the modern poker era. Founded in 2017 by Tom Wheaton, Faded Spade provides the highest quality playing cards to leading poker rooms, operators, and consumers around the world.

Faded Spade 100% plastic playing cards feature a fresh face card design, custom poker index and a balance of thickness, flexibility and strength not found in any other poker playing card on the market today.

As the preferred playing cards of the World Poker Tour, Faded Spade is a brand built by poker players, for poker players, with product feedback from some of the best poker players and poker room operators across the globe. To learn more about Faded Spade, visit

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