There's no denying that poker has become hugely popular in recent years. Whether it's celebrity poker on TV, games at home, or online poker, the game is having a renaissance. Now you'll find more poker accessories than ever before. Nowhere is this more apparel than in the wide variety of poker tables available.
One of the great things about poker is not just the variety of games - Texas Holdem, Hi / Lo poker, Seven Card Stud, Crazy Pineapple, the list goes on - but all the accessories that go with the game. People love the feel of the chips, sitting in a dim lit, possibly smoky room around a felt poker table. There are actually as many poker tables, as there are games. A Texas Holdem poker table is far different than a Seven Card Stud table. A Holdem table is more elongated and closer to a small pool table.
For this reason, you may need to buy different poker tables according to the game you like best. If you're interested in playing a wider variety of games, a standard octagon-shaped table is a good bet. There are poker tables available with legs in place or table tops that will fit right on any basic table. The better tables will have a molded space for a drink and chips with spots for as many as eight players.
Everyone knows that poker is about attitude as well as skill. Poker tables add to the excitement of every round of poker you play. Maybe you're interested in competitiveness at a higher level and need the atmosphere to practice your game and your poker face. Maybe you want to spice up your game room. Some complete table sets - chairs included - are downright luxurious, made of solid cherry and leather. Other portable table tops are more modest, but still far preferable to playing on a plain table. Most poker tables come in a variety of colors and wood stains to match a game room's décor.