The art of choosing a poker table starts with how often it will be used and where it will be housed or stored. Existing space is a huge factor as well. If you don’t have much space, but would like to keep your table up all the time and you have less than 10 people playing Texas Hold’em or Poker, then you may be interested in an octagon table.
You can usually find a nice, sturdy, good looking octagon table for a reasonable price. If you plan to store it, you can also find one with folding legs. It fits well in smaller spaces, is easy to store, can be found with padded armrests for players’ comfort, sturdy legs, and can be found with or without 8 individual trays Domino QQ Online.
If you have personal preferences with the shape of the table and prefer the traditional oval table, then you will have a much wider selection. They come in many different colors including green, red, burgundy, and blue. You can also purchase them with different quality of felt, padded bumpers, steel or aluminum reinforced folding legs, and built-in dealer position with or without.
If you’d like a table that’s part of your furniture, there are many choices with wooden tables. Remember the more wood in the body of a poker table, the higher the price tag. Some less expensive tables may have more particle board than natural wood frame. You’ll want to be sure that your legs are either wood or reinforced steel rather than aluminum. The poker tables should be sturdy and wear well for a long time.
Other things to look for when choosing your poker table include upgraded felt cover, thick vinyl or leather bumpers for comfort, ease of storage if you’re not going to have the table up 24/7. When buying a table, keep in mind that most poker tables weigh 85 – 100 pounds, so a table for a shipping charge can be expensive.
If you prefer, you can also elect to build your own table and purchase the felt, bumpers, and other parts separately. Or you can have someone else build your table.
If you’re really thrifty, you may want to buy tables that are more lightweight with aluminum folding legs, but make sure you save your investment by storing the tables properly. Another answer to a tighter budget purchase are poker table tops. They offer the same properties as the tables, except that they have no legs and can fit nicely over an existing table. They can be bought with cup holders, upgraded vinyl bumpers and a table cover. They’re also easy to store and lighter weight than most poker tables. These are thrifty budgets for a great solution.
If storage space is really scarce, you may want to elect to buy folding poker tables. They can be bought in all sizes and colors. The only difference is that these are the tables that usually have a middle fold and the legs fold well.
Most tables can be found in different sizes as well. The most popular size for home use is the 84 “or 73” oval tables. You can also buy the larger 90 “or 96” tables if you have a game room and lots of space.
When you select a poker table, be prepared to answer the following questions:
• How much space do I have for the table?
• Will the table be set up 24/7?
• Will The Table Be Doubling Furniture – If yes, you may want to look at premium wood tables.
• How easy is the table to store?
• What shape table would I prefer?
• In order to preserve the table, I felt upgraded for the look.
• Make sure the legs, if they fold, are reinforced steel – or if you’re on a tight budget, make sure they’re stored after use.
• If you prefer to build your own, there are many places that carry the felt and table parts. Or you can hire someone to build the table for you.
Whatever your decision, owning your own poker table certainly has its advantages. Add your own table enhancements to your home game, add your own poker room of the ambiance, and give you, your friends and family a comfortable and safe place to play Texas Hold’em and other poker games.
Jan Hansen is the co-owner of More Than Poker Tables.com and Hansen & Associates. She has worked for over 25 years in non-profit associations and various non-profit groups as an independent meeting and events planner and consultant. She belongs to two Texas Holdem poker leagues and travels to Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe to participate in WPT, WSOP and LIPS poker tournaments.
She offers a wide variety of poker tables and table tops on her web site. Remember to stock up on your poker chips, poker cards, and timers.