posted on May 30, 2006 16:46
Poker table tops like those used for Texas Hold’em are very popular poker accessories right now, along with all manner of Poker chips, Poker clothing and other Poker merchandise. The popularity of Poker table tops is largely because of the increasing popularity of poker these days. Riding on the coat tails of the popularity of the weekly televised World Series of Poker, Texas Hold’em as a game has long since surpassed blackjack and roulette in terms of popularity and now everybody want to hold a Poker tournament in their own home.
Many people are completely fascinated with the professional poker players and the reality style adventure that is World Series of Poker. Hopeful poker amateurs watch the professional poker players intimidate their opponents and take victory as they strategize their way through a game of Texas Hold’em or Omaha style poker. The professional players withstand the pressure of betting all of their Poker chips and simply throwing the game, but instead they always manage to do this without tipping their hands, showing their opponent any sign of weakness and in effect losing their poker chips and ruling themselves out of the game.
Because card players are generally getting pretty tired of blowing all their money in Las Vegas against the harder, more experienced players, Poker table tops give novice players the opportunity to experience the Vegas feel with friends and family without having to leave their own homes. All they need to do is organize a small posse of players, some drinks and snacks, the poker chips and cards and they are set to go.
Poker table tops are great for parties and social poker games. Having a fold away, portable poker table in their cupboard is the closest thing many people can do to bring Las Vegas direct into their homes without running the risk of losing all their money when playing the experts.
Portable poker table tops do exactly what they sound like; they fold up and are completely portable so you can literally play poker anywhere at all. Poker night is not going to happen every night in most homes but it is a once a week event at many home across the United States. Getting a group of friends and family together to sit down and play poker is not the easiest thing in the world especially as not every home has the right table for a game. Therefore, it is so convenient to have a table that you can set up and take down upon command.
Portable poker table tops can be just as high quality as permanent ones. The felt and the ease in which a player can set it up are the important features. A nice top with each player having ample elbow room, slots for chips and a drink holder is all you need. The portability of a table is just an added bonus.
Portable poker table tops come in all sizes – some are full size and some are a smaller version of the full size. Just because it is a table that is portable, durable and storable does not mean that it cannot be full size. In fact, there are poker tables available that comfortably fit 8-10 players in a Texas Hold’em or Omaha format. You do not sacrifice anything with a fold up portable table. In fact, you are just simply saving space for when you are not playing because you can fold it away and put it in the cupboard until next week.
There are different levels of portable poker table tops. The basic package is all people really need as it has the padded arm rest/bumper guards, the padded felt top, cup and chip holders and easy folding legs. The more advanced poker tables are slightly heavier and harder to transport. These are borderline permanent tables that have a folding feature. Ultimately it depends on your needs and how often you play.
Jake Thomas is Senior Writer for ClayPokerChips.biz
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