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Poker and Pool Tables for Sale: How Many You Need for Hosting Games

Posted by: Vaugh Cohen on November 18, 2014

Do you fancy hosting boys or girls nights out every once in a while? How about building your very own game room to totally amuse your guests? If you and your friends love classic games, the best place to start would be finding the equipment you need for activities like poker games or pool.

Primarily, you need sufficient pool tables and matching accessories, so you can accommodate all your players. Here’s a rough guide on how many quality pool tables for sale you might need to purchase:

Pool Tables for Sale for Family Use Important Factors to Consider

For Poker Nights

Erik Arneson, board/card games expert for About.com, offers insights on determining the number of tables you must have for games of good old Texas Hold ’Em poker.

Determine how many players you're going to have over. This sets the parameters for everything else that you need to decide. I've played with 6 to 14 in home games, and all of those numbers work fine -- but they require different setups.

Decide how many tables you're going to use. For up to 10 players, I recommend a single table (if you have one large enough). For 11 to 16 players, I recommend two tables. For 17 to 24 players, I recommend three tables.

Have plenty of drinks and snack food, making sure the snacks you serve aren't likely to leave residue. In fact, some players like to establish a ground rule that no food can be eaten at the playing tables, and that all drinks must be set somewhere other than on the playing tables (e.g. a nearby end table).

For Pool Tourneys

Pool tournaments, on the other hand, can have around 6-10 participants. One table can suffice if your players typically watch each other’s games. If you want games to be played side-by-side or if you want to give non-playing participants a chance to practice during a game, you can purchase more tables as long as they fit your room. If you’re planning to host fundraisers or big company events, however, and you have the space for it, consider the sum of your expected participants.

Of course, you also need playing accessories and implements like decks of cards, chips and chip cases, billiard balls, cue sticks, etc. Aside from providing a top-of-the-line pool table for sale or a well-designed poker table, leading game furniture producers like Pharaoh Manufacturing offer matching gaming supplies and products to complete your setup.

(Source: Host a Successful Texas Hold 'Em Poker Party, About.com)

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