How to create a poker room in your home
While it’s quite possible to have a decent game of poker at any table in your home, for the real poker enthusiast having a dedicated poker room would be a dream come true. The secret here is to combine style with comfort, so your visitors will feel they’ve stepped into an elegant poker room at their favorite casino.
The table and chairs are obviously the most essential part of any poker room. Choose furnishings that suit the size and ambiance of the area. A good idea is to first visit a price comparison website, because his will give you a good idea of what is available in your budget range.
Padded chairs are virtually a ‘must have’ because you and your guests are certainly not going to be playing standing up! A padded table rail is a great option which will be appreciated by regular players.
When it comes to chips you have to decide which denominations you want to play with. Do you prefer chips that reflect their actual cash equivalent, e.g. 25¢ and 50¢ or do you prefer fantasy stakes chips e.g. $1000 to $5000? Also consider the types of games your visitors will usually play and properly plan the denomination mix.
The lighting in your poker room should be strong enough so everyone can read their cards, while not being unnecessarily harsh. Placing an overhead fixture immediately above the table is a good idea.
A separate seating area with a few armchairs and perhaps a sofa is also a great idea, because this is where those who are not playing can relax and enjoy a drink. If you really want to splurge a bar will certainly prove to be a particularly popular option.
Personalize the room with things like photos of your favorite poker players – and perhaps the cars they drive.
Another great idea is to find the rules of poker online and print them out. Perhaps make a few extra copies so your friends who are novices at the game can study the basics before their first game.