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Buying Poker Tables for Sale: Choosing One that Fits You Like a Glove

Posted by: Vaugh Cohen on November 6, 2014

Poker tables are fun to hang around in for a battle of wits with your friends, and the right one can heighten the enjoyment. Kelli Mix, director of Poker Players Alliance Georgia, writes, in an article for the game resource suite Pokerology:

Buying Poker Tables for Sale Choosing One that Fits You Like a Glove

In order to host a perfect poker game you will need to invest in a good poker table. The kitchen table was great when you were practicing with the family, but now that you have regular guests coming to play poker it’s time to upgrade the accommodations. In order to select the right poker table for your game, there are several factors to take into consideration.

If you fancy acquiring a poker table for your den or game room, share your ideas with a company that has a stock of quality poker tables for sale, such as Pharaoh Manufacturing, and it will help you acquire the table you want. Here are some tips for choosing a poker table:

Group size and frequency

Your choice of poker table depends on the number of people you usually host for the game, as well as the frequency of the games. Mix says a single table can sit up to 10 people; increasing the number would only give the players a chance to look at each other’s hands. If you have more than 10 players, you can install a second table and spread out the players evenly in the two tables. If you host poker games at least one night every week, or intend to, a single custom-built table may suffice.

Table size

Poker tables come in either oval or circular shape. You must measure the room area to determine which shape would fit well, factoring in additional seating or moving room to make the overall setup comfortable.

Felt surface

Part of the poker experience is seeing how smoothly the cards slide across the table, and the quality of the poker table felt surface has a major role in it. Mix states that table surfaces aren’t actually made of “felt”, though players have been using the term, as felt isn’t that smooth. Speed cloth—composed of olefin and polyester—is the common material utilized, while velveteen is preferred for lower-end versions.

Some groups use the poker table felt to show their loyalty to a professional sports team, incorporating colors and patterns unique to their favorites. Custom poker table makers like Pharaoh Manufacturing can create a table layout according to your preferences.

Poker nights can make lots of memories for you and your friends. For games that go on and on in your home, a professionally-built custom poker table will be worth the investment.

(Source: Buying the Perfect Poker Table, Pokerology)

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