Custom poker tables come in a wide array of shapes and sizes. Some poker tables are round and some are octagonal. Although Texas Hold’em poker tables tend to be long with rounded edges, some builders have built elongated octagonal versions as well.
Despite the differences in design, there are elements that set good poker tables apart from great ones:
Soft, Comfortable Surrounds
Players may spend hours at the table, especially when games get drawn out. In order to ensure that everyone is able to stay as comfortable as possible, the table surrounds need to be foam-padded and soft.
At the same time, they will need to be shaped properly to make picking up the cards easy without detracting from their function as an arm rest.
High Quality Speed Cloth
Good speed cloth contains a certain amount of give that will allow players to easily pickup their cards and poker chips. As its name suggests, the speed cloth must also allow cards to travel on it with little resistance. Making sure that the cards travel well on the cloth ensures that errors, like having cards flip over when they are pitched, are minimized.
Deep Drink Holders
As mundane as it may sound, deep drink holders contribute greatly to the quality of a poker table. Spilling drinks on the table can completely ruin a great gaming experience, so having deep drink holders to keep cups and glasses from getting knocked over is essential.