Originally Posted by DonnieZ
Kind of an oddball / nit question but I'm wondering if anyone had a solid reason on why some rooms use the larger cards?
More older customers prefer them because they can see them easier. Some go so far as to make that the primary concern for where to play.
Cameras can read them easier.
The large index significantly reduces the poor vision lean in/squint/"dealer what's that card" that slows down the game, thus making the house more money.
I've never encountered a player that was unable to protect their cards due to a jumbo index.
I wouldn't be surprised to see more and more rooms going this route in the future. Having worked in rooms that have used each, the jumbo index is better for the game in my opinion.
Players have to spread their cards apart another half centimeter when looking at them.