The Ultimate Poker Table is most deserving of its name. For anybody on a budget, the Ultimate Poker Table can do anything asked of it. Need to move the table? Fold in the steel legs and stick it your SUV and your home game has gone mobile. Spilled a drink on the playing surface? The playing surface is completely removable to make resurfacing and upgrading felt simple.
The first difference is function. You have to think about how you are going to use your poker table. Remember, this is a large piece of furniture that 8-10 of your buddies will be sitting around. So you need to determine how much space you have available and whether that space is available temporarily for poker night or can you dedicate the space to play poker any time you please. Having folding legs on your means your game becomes mobile. Whether that means transporting the table from storage to the the playing floor or from your home to a friend's home, having folding legs allows you to easily move your game as you please. Sure it's still 8 feet long but at least its flat for convenient storage. If you're fortunate enough to have an empty room in your home, don't mind everyone coming to your house to play and cleaning up after them, then you have the luxury of choosing a furniture style table to showcase in your home. Furniture style tables are meant to be setup once, played on 24/7 and last you a lifetime. You won't be moving this type of table into storage because some of these monsters weigh quite a bit, plus you'll want this showpiece on display at all times.
Before buying a poker table, measure the room where the table will be placed to determine what size of poker table the area can accommodate. Most poker tables seat eight to 10 players. Poker tabletop diameters generally range from 48 inches to 52 inches. When measuring, allow extra room for seating and moving around the table. Although round and octagonal tables are the most popular shapes, consider an oval card table if it is a better use of your gaming space. If you choose a folding card table, determine the table's compact size. Some fold up small enough to fit under a sofa or in a pantry-style closet.