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The Hellcats Standard Edition is Live on Kickstarter!

Back by popular demand Custom Gambler is proud to bring you the Hellcats Standard Edition playing cards. This is a reprint of the Hellcats deck, but with a classic tuck case that brings out the ornate details in the design. Hellcats is a dark art deco themed playing card deck inspired by the original 1946 Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron and their aircraft; the Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat.  Currently live on Kickstarter!

This is a Kickstarter Exclusive!

Only 576 of the Hellcats Standard Edition decks with the USPCC seals will be made, and they are only available on this Kickstarter! Out of these 576 only 525 will be available to the public. They will not be sold anywhere else ever! There will be 3,000 of the Hellcats Standard Edition decks with numbered gold foil seals available to buy in person only at my New Orleans locations. 

The Deck

Hellcats has an art deco style characterized by precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes and strong colors. The deck will be printed on Premium Stock crushed paper with an Air Cushion Linen Finish ideal for cardistry, games, poker, magicians, and collectors.

All of the Kings have the names of the original pilots from the first Blue Angels team. The jack of diamonds features the designer’s grandfather Chief Petty Officer Lewis.

  • Our playing cards are crafted from sustainable forest paper, starch-based laminating glue and vegetable-based printing inks.
  • Custom Gambler has launched, funded, and fulfilled five consecutive Kickstarter projects sending decks to over 1,000 backers from all over the world.
  • Only 576 of the Hellcats Standard Edition decks with the USPCC seals will be made, and they are only available on this Kickstarter!
  • This deck is designed and illustrated by Stephen Lewis of the New Orleans Playing Card Company, a division of Custom Gambler Playing Cards.

Back this project before it’s too late!

Thank you from Custom Gambler

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Betting on the Big Easy

Custom Gambler is coming to New Orleans!

We are happy to announce that Custom Gambler will be a merchant vendor at the French Market, located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The French Market is an open-air shopper’s paradise located in the heart of the French Quarter.


We are thrilled for this opportunity to spread our love for playing cards with the people and tourists of New Orleans. We have taken all the necessary steps and procedures. We have our business license, and we are ready to rock and roll!

When will Custom Gambler be at the French Market?

We will be opening up shop in October, and you can expect us at least two weekends a month. We will be posting our French Market schedule on our website and social media on the first of every month starting October 1st, 2018. 

New Orleans Merchandise?

Yes! We will be capitalizing on this opportunity by creating artwork designed specifically for the New Orleans market. We will be selling playing cards, poker chips, magnets, stickers, and posters. Stay tuned for more information about our new products!

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