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Old 07-18-2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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Thoughts on this poker table?

Hey guys,

Moving to my new house soon and am looking for an affordable poker table. I stumbled upon this http://www.mrcpoker.com/poker-tables...6-poker-tables and am wondering what are your thoughts on this?

We play poker maybe once every 2 months and they are usually social games with very little money involved. I am wondering if this type of poker table will be sufficient for my need.....

Any advice would help!
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Old 07-18-2014, 03:40 PM   #2
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

The top is made of MDF which is heavy as hell and is more likely to sag than plywood. I'd much rather find a table with a top of made of plywood.
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:21 PM   #3
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

Question #1: How many people do you usual have playing?
Question #2: Self-dealt or full time dealer?
Question #3: What sort of table do you already having (dining room, etc)?
Question #4: Are you (or the majority of your game) gaming set-up snobs?
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:23 PM   #4
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

Yeah, they lost me at MDF. MDF is to be avoided.

And I'm not a fan of cupholders in the table top. It's not the worst, but you'll have cards and chips drop in them all the time.

Click on one of the BBO ads at the top or to the right to see what they offer. Or look for a local poker table builder in your area.
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:32 PM   #5
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

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Question #1: How many people do you usual have playing?
Question #2: Self-dealt or full time dealer?
Question #3: What sort of table do you already having (dining room, etc)?
Question #4: Are you (or the majority of your game) gaming set-up snobs?
#1: 8-10 players
#2: self-dealt
#3: I play on a long folding table with a poker table top like this:

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#4: No we are not....I just personally want to have a folding legs poker table instead of having the normal folding table + poker table top
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Old 07-18-2014, 04:38 PM   #6
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

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Yeah, they lost me at MDF. MDF is to be avoided.

And I'm not a fan of cupholders in the table top. It's not the worst, but you'll have cards and chips drop in them all the time.

Click on one of the BBO ads at the top or to the right to see what they offer. Or look for a local poker table builder in your area.
I looked at the BBO tables but the problem is that they cost more for my irregular home games. Is BBO's quality alot better than the one I posted on OP? Is it worth paying 33% more?
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:02 PM   #7
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

Yes, they're worth paying 33% more. Or, alternatively, see if you can find someone locally who makes tables and/or look into doing it yourself.
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:38 PM   #8
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

^this. If you want the best table for the least amount of money, make one for yourself.
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:58 PM   #9
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

Where are you located? There's poker table builders on both the east and west coast of Canada so that you might be able to avoid shipping costs. MRC and BBO are attractive because they offer free shipping.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:04 PM   #10
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin (maybe)
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:22 PM   #11
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

Also more than likely that the "suited" speed cloth with a custom white betting line is dog**** material and will not be waterproof. I'd steer clear. I would say if you're going to use it at least a couple times per month get something decent. Plus what eneely said
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:21 AM   #12
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

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“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin (maybe)
Helen Gaius Mohiam... Orange Catholic Bible.... (also maybe)
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:04 AM   #13
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Helen Gaius Mohiam... Orange Catholic Bible.... (also maybe)
Or Aldo Gucci or Miles Ezell, Sr., both also maybe.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:12 PM   #14
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

i live in edmonton.......really hard to decide if i want to spend thousands on a nice one or just go with a cheap ones......We get a game about once every 2 months so its not that often. I do plan on trying to get a game going more once I move into my new house.
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:27 PM   #15
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

You could always do it in stages. Buy a semi-decent table with plans to make it upgradable in the future. Start with folding legs, upgrade to pedestals then maybe a dining table cover
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:01 AM   #16
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

I think ill go with 1 of those folding legs and then if I can get a regular game going I will want to invest in a nice looking table like

im guessing something like that will cost me upwards of $3k+....correct me if im wrong
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:09 AM   #17
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

Option 2 - upgrade your top

The one you posted is ultra crappy (from experience). Try ordering a neoprene one like this:



I have one similar and it's MUCH better than the average cheapo poker table sold online and costs ~ $45. Cost/Benefit is much better.

If you buy a dedicated poker table go the extra mile and get something decent IMO.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:02 AM   #18
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Option 2 - upgrade your top



I have one similar and it's MUCH better than the average cheapo poker table sold online and costs ~ $45. Cost/Benefit is much better.

If you buy a dedicated poker table go the extra mile and get something decent IMO.
We use one of these neoprene toppers at work for games after we knock off and everyone loves it.

I second the recommendation to buy one of these and use it until you decide to build your own or buy a quality table!

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Old 07-21-2014, 11:19 AM   #19
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

Is that a poker hoody or is that an actual top you put on top of a regular table?
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:33 AM   #20
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It's a mat that lays on top of your table. MRC Poker has similar mats under the "Table Tops and Layouts section".
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:09 PM   #21
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

I have one of those and it is not bad. I miss the rail on my old table, but I don't have room for it now.

It's like a giant mouse pad. I found the neoprene too thin to provide the proper give, so I added a base layer of plain old 1/4 inch foam rubber, and the combination works great.
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:28 PM   #22
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

As an alternative....I just made my own table topper. It turned out to be really cheap and easy. I haven't added a rail yet, but plan to in the future.

I bought a 4x8 sheet of 1/2" plywood at home depot, cut there to have it fit my existing table dimensions (it can be 1/2" thin because it's sitting on a table already and you don't need to worry about warping).

I bought 2.5 yds of this foam for the padding:

http://www.yourautotrim.com/2eo14volara.html

I bought 2.5 yds of this suited speedcloth for the surface:

http://www.yourautotrim.com/hfogr.html

and this bottle of spray adhesive:

http://www.yourautotrim.com/instabond.html

I already had a staple gun and staples which you will need.

My total was about $110 and took a weekend morning to make. I glued the extra foam on the bottom of the topper to protect the table underneath and even it out. Works like a charm. Check out the photos below:






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Old 07-21-2014, 04:43 PM   #23
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

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I think ill go with 1 of those folding legs and then if I can get a regular game going I will want to invest in a nice looking table like

im guessing something like that will cost me upwards of $3k+....correct me if im wrong
Though that table is pretty custom with the colors, it doesn't have anything spectacularly expensive on it. No custom cloth, the legs are just rectangular columns which are just painted. It should be closer to half of your estimate. (Child not included)
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:04 AM   #24
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i live in edmonton.......really hard to decide if i want to spend thousands on a nice one or just go with a cheap ones......We get a game about once every 2 months so its not that often. I do plan on trying to get a game going more once I move into my new house.
I have that table and like you maybe have 5-6 games a year at my house. Have had the table for 3+ years and no issues at all. My oldest son has even had a couple games on it in the last month while home on summer break and even the inconsiderate college kids haven't hurt it yet.

IMO unless your running a weekly game you can get away with this for a years as long as you store it vertically when not in use.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:54 PM   #25
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Re: Thoughts on this poker table?

I bought a cheaper version 10 yrs ago during the poker boom for $99 + free shipping. It started coming apart at the bottom so my buddy ( Mr home improvement guy ) put a bunch of 1" screws in the bottom. It works good. Still chugging along. Kinda cheap but it works.

If I was going to do it over again, I would do what DolphiNny5 did; those folding tables are cheap at Sam's Club, and that green folding top is $99 I think. That's a perfect set-up because both parts fold up and you can use that table for non-poker uses, BBQ or whatever. That's a sweet set-up.
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