What Size Are Playing Cards?

Did you know that the standard playing card size is actually quite small? Check out this blog to find out how small playing cards actually are and why they are that size.

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Standard Size

The standard size of a playing card is called Poker Size or Regular Size. Poker size cards are 2.5” x 3.5”, or 63.5 mm x 88.9 mm. They are the size of most commercially available playing cards and are the size used in casinos around the world.

Jumbo Size

Jumbo playing cards are the largest commercially available playing cards, measuring 3.5 by 5.5 inches (89 by 140 mm). Jumbo playing cards are used for card magic and various card games. Bicycle brand playing cards manufactures a “Bicycle Jumbo Index” deck, which is widely used in poker tournaments.


Oversize cards are generally 3.5″ x 5″, bridge size. They’re a bit larger than traditional poker size cards and can be easier to handle for some card games. They’re also a popular choice for collectors because they can be easily displayed in albums or framed.