I've made both oval and I've made round tables for the games / tournaments that I host. When I first started out, I made ovals. Scott Keen's table was my inspiration in the beginning. Since I've matured a bit, I've developed an affection to the round table. I prefer the round tables as it is a lot easier to deal and move pots around on. I can get the same amount of people in my basement with 5 round tables and more space in between the tables and chairs, as opposed 4 ovals with ten players per table. Seating is snug with 8 at a round table, but there is more elbow room than 10 at an oval. The rounds are a lot easier to store in the storage room in my basement as well.