If you play poker on a regular basis then you may want to add a touch of the casino by leaving the dining table and getting a dedicated poker table. A good table is important to the game as it makes the players feel more professional. While there are several different shapes and styles of your table it is worth taking your time to find one that you like and that will last.
An octagonal poker table is good for giving a casino feel to your game. This style of table is ideal for eight players and each player has their own cup holder, ashtray holder and chip organizers. The chip organizers are a great idea because when you play without one it is all too easy for the chips to get knocked onto the floor.
Players feel more secure when they have their own defined space during a poker game as tempers can sometimes run high. The table is made of solid wood and comes in a variety of finishes, including mahogany, natural and oak. A good, steady table is less likely to go off balance if someone leans heavily on it when they are concentrating.
The table surface is upholstered and covered in green baize to match the covering in the chip organizers the table covering is also available in red or black if you prefer. This is a surface that is designed for good looks and durability and will see you through many a Friday night poker game.
The table is fifty two inches across and has a diameter of forty eight inches, which gives each player ample room when they are laying out their cards. The height of the table is twenty nine and a half inches. The home table is about half the size of the poker tables that are used in a casino, but it is professional looking enough to add some oomph to your regular poker game.
To ensure that the table is set up safely and the legs are secured with a 'Sur-Lok' folding mechanism, which means it won't collapse when you are in the middle of a serious game. You can get matching poker chairs to go with your poker table but these are optional.
The octagonal poker table is made by a respectable Wisconsin furniture manufacturer who has been in business since the nineteen fifties. The table is something that you and your poker buddies will enjoy using on a regular basis. Solid wood poker tables are not cheap to buy and if you were going to buy one for friendly games at home you may have to see it as an investment piece.