Poker Table FAQ's

What Is A Poker Table?

A poker table, also known as a poker card table, is a table designed for playing card games. It first arose in popularity in the 1700s in Europe, as poker became widely popular, and spread to the US in the 1800s.

The poker table as we know it today consists of either a permanent table or a fold-out tabletop surface or a convertible poker table, typically oval-shaped, covered in either baize felt or Teflon-coated speed cloth.

What Shape is a Poker Table?

You can find a Poker table for sale in a diversity of shapes, and depending on your needs, the common options are an oval poker table, round poker table, square poker table, and octagon poker table.

However, the most common and popular shape is the oval poker table, which is the shape most professional casino poker tables are. The vast majority of the best poker tables for sale will be of an oval shape.

What Is the Standard Size of A Poker Table?

Outside of casino models, there is no official or standard sizing for poker tables. The size, shape, and look of a poker table depend specifically on the brand that is making them.

However most permanent tables, ergo non-folding tables typically of the oval shape,  tend to be the same size as a casino poker table, between 92 and 104 inches.

What Size are Casino Poker Tables?

Your typical poker table for sale has a width of 44 inches, a height of 30 inches, and a length between 92 and 104 inches. Typically four more inches can be added to the width of the exterior racetrack.

How Much Room Do You Need for a Poker Table?

For adequate movement and seating, you need at least three feet of clearance around a poker table. For 42-inch tables, you need an area of at least 8 square feet to accommodate chairs and the table and for a 54-inch version up to twelve square feet.

It’s important to keep in mind that different shapes of tables will need more room, like oval tables, and certain types will need less space like square tables.

The ideal table if you have a smaller room but want to fit the maximum number of people possible around the table is an octagon-shaped or a round option.

How Many People Can Be Seated at a Poker Table?

The amount of people who can be seated at a table depends upon its size and shape. The most common tables are 8 person poker tables and 10 person poker tables. One of the most crucial considerations when setting up a poker game is the spacing between players. This is to ensure no player can sneak a glimpse at the cards another player is holding.

Therefore, ensuring players are sitting at specific angles is essential to ensure a fair and straightforward game. With an oval table, typically eight to ten people can be seated to play. This is slightly less for an octagonal table, coming in at five people, a similar amount to a circular table.

A square table seats the least amount of people, with its shape only allowing four to play the game without risking seeing each other’s cards.

What Kind of Felt is Used On Poker Tables?

The felt used on the surface of poker tables is predominately velveteen. This material is resistant to water absorption, and stains and helps cards slide easily across the table.

Poker tables can also be covered with a Teflon-coated fabric known as speed cloth, which helps the cards easily slide across the playing surface.

How Much Does a Poker Table Cost?

poker table for sale can go for a diverse range of prices, depending on its overall quality, features, size, and materials used to make it.

The most inexpensive options are roll-up poker mats and foldable table toppers, which cost the minute amount anything from $15 to $125. These options are highly portable and lightweight, making them great for casual poker enthusiasts.

Folding or collapsible poker tables are in the middle of the poker table price range, going for anything from $175 to $300 up to the $1000’s.

The most premium options are permanent tables, which range from $750 to $5,000 plus depending on brand and make. Extra additions to the table, like LED lighting systems, a dealer position, automatic card shufflers, and dining tops for a convertible poker dining table will also increase the price.

What Is the Best Poker Table?

What makes the ‘best’ poker table is an extremely individualistic judgment. A variety of factors, from space to budget to environment to the number of people you play with to your experience with the game will impact what tables appeal to you. Everyone has unique priorities when making any purchase, and poker tables are no different.

To discern what is the best poker table for you, as only you can answer that question, we recommend making a list of your priorities when it comes to a table and then carefully browsing through our collections.

Which Poker Table Should I Buy?

Buying a poker table is a complicated process, which is why we are here to provide you with any help and guidance you may need. In order to find the right poker table for you, you need to ask yourself some important questions about your priorities and what you truly want from a poker table.

From tables for amateur enthusiasts just looking to have fun with friends and family to options for professional players taking their game to championship competitions, we have something here to suit everyone as long as you know what you are looking for.

If customer feedback is an important factor in your buying decisions, as it is for many poker enthusiasts, we can point you toward some brands that may interest you.

BBO and Darafeev, while some of their products are on the premium side, are highly rated for their poker tables, and their products frequently rack up five-star reviews and extremely positive comments.

So if you are someone who values the opinion of like-minded buyers, BBO Poker Tables or Darafeev may be an appealing option for you.

Where Can I Buy a Poker Table?

You can buy poker table here directly on our site. Our poker experts will be happy to assist you in choosing the perfect poker table for your needs.