How To Buy a Poker Table: Your Complete Guide

If you are thinking about investing in a poker table, here are some things to consider. Click on each section to learn more.


1. Establish a Budget
2. Choose the Style You Want
3. Consider Your Space
4. Accessorize
5. Consider the Quality


If you are looking for a high-quality poker table that is built to last,  take a look at our selection.

How to Buy a Poker Table

1. Establish a Budget

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You need to decide how much you can spend on the poker table

The first step to purchasing a poker table is to establish how much money you would like to spend on your table. There is a wide range of prices for poker tables that range anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500 or more for higher quality tables.



As with most pieces of furniture, spending a bit more to get a table that is going to last makes more sense than buying an inferior quality one that you may need to replace in a few years. A higher quality table will also look better and will give you a more sturdy, enjoyable playing surface.



A good way to make your budget go even further is to buy a poker table that is multi-functional. You would purchase one like the Sterling 2 in 1 Flip Top that easily converts to a beautiful dining table. It’s like getting two pieces of furniture in one.

A flip top table will give you more versatility

2. Choose the Style You Want

There are many different styles to choose from for your poker table. You can get the exact style to match your home and design preferences. From modern and rustic, to traditional or contemporary, Associated Billiards has the perfect table for you.

You can furnish your whole game room with custom matching pieces

Not only can you get the precise style that you want, but you can furnish your entire game room in custom pieces that will match your poker table perfectly. These include:



*Billiard tables
*Dart Boards
*Foosball and Air Hockey Tables
*Ping Pong



And when you purchase multiple pieces of game room furnishings from Associated Billiards, you can also enjoy our bulk purchase discount.

3. Consider Your Space

Left image: The 3 in 1 table helps you make the most of your space


If space is limited in your game room and you want to get the most enjoyment out of the room that you have, you could consider investing in a poker table that let’s you play more than just poker.


The 3 in 1 Game table is not only the perfect choice for an enjoyable game of poker, but it also converts into a bumper pool table with drop pockets for the whole family to play on. It’s a great alternative if you don’t have the space for a full-sized billiard table.


And not only can you play pool and poker on this table, but it also has a dining top that you can use for meals as well as family board games. For limited space, this table is the perfect choice.

4. Accessorize

Don’t forget to include all the accessories that you will need for your poker table such as:



*Playing cards
*Poker Chips
*Stools or Chairs



Associated Billiards has a great selection of matching chairs to go with your poker table. You can choose either classic high-backed game chairs with castors or more traditional dining room style chairs.

Choose the perfect matching chairs for your poker table

You can even purchase chairs with the ultimate comfort level that swivel, tilt and have adjustable heights so you and your opponents can relax and play in style.

5. Consider the Quality

A custom-crafted, poker table can be a lifelong investment that you can pass down to the next generation, if you choose one that is well-made by a reputable company. A higher quality poker table will also include extra features that will make playing more enjoyable and also protect your table. Here are some features to look for in a poker table:


*Game top insert that is made with premium, leather patterend vinyl upholstery for easy card dealing
*Poker chip tray cut outs with rubber inserts to neatly hold your chips
*Rubber removable drink holders to protect the wood surface from accidental spills or drink rings
*Matching wood dining surface


In addition, if you choose a poker table from Associated Billiards, you can be sure that the finishing quality is second-to-none. All Associated Billiards tables are made by Legacy Billiards which means that they go through a incredibly detailed 14-step finishing process that includes:

1. Cleaning off any debris
2. Sub stain
3. Stain 40% color
4. Stain 60% color
5. Wash coat (PU base AKZO) oven
6. Sand
7. Glaze 95% color
8. Base coat (PU base) oven
9. Sand
10. Shading stain 100% color
11. Add base coat
12. Add top coat
13. Sand
14. Add final top coat

When you see the difference this in-depth finishing process makes to the final product, you’ll be glad you chose a poker table from Associated Billiards.

Why Choose Associated Billliards?

Associated Billiards is an authorized dealer of high-quality Legacy Billiards. We not only have an incredible selection of pool tables but we also have a full line of other game room furniture like poker tables. We also have everything you need to enjoy your games and play like a professional. We offer:


*The widest selection of billiards supplies in the region

*Wholesale prices every day

*Personalized customer care

*Extensive service and delivery area


From furniture to cues, moving to re-clothing and more, you’ll find everything you need at Associated Billiards. Contact us for all your game room needs.

What our customers are saying...

“Fantastic experience from beginning to end.. Thomas was very helpful and made the buying experience with such ease. The quality of the table speaks for itself. I bought the Mesa and it was exactly as discussed. Fantastic wordwork and very durable. Cant wait to play on it for many years to come. Thank you Thomas and staff.


-Rob Greenshields