Asymmetrical Poker Seating -- Would it Tilt You?

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I 've never came across slide-under cupholders in my life, but I wonder how it can be practical to have tall obstacles standing in the playing surface (regardless of people being free to move them) , when many people here already advocate that to have cupholders absorbed into the playing surface or racetrack (in which case, whisky glasses hardly reach the height of the rail) is wrong; I 'm sure the latter is wrong if players are supposed to also deal, ie in the abscence of dedicated dealer position.
 

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I 've never came across slide-under cupholders in my life, but I wonder how it can be practical to have tall obstacles standing in the playing surface (regardless of people being free to move them) , when many people here already advocate that to have cupholders absorbed into the playing surface or racetrack (in which case, whisky glasses hardly reach the height of the rail) is wrong; I 'm sure the latter is wrong if players are supposed to also deal, ie in the abscence of dedicated dealer position.
It's an imperfect solution.

The die hards will tell you "no drinks / cups" at the tables... use a side-table! A slide-under cupholder is the compromise that hosts have made to allow drinks on the table for those who just *have* to have them there.

Also, slide-unders provide the option of no cup-holder. This is not feasible with a built-in cupholder in the playing surface or racetrack.

Don't want a drink? No slide-under nonsense needed. Felt/rail perfection all to your heart's content!
 

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Lol never thought of this but yes I would tilt me. I’d still play but the cup holders not being aligned across the table would definitely tilt me. Just another one of my many quirks I rarely share :ROFL: :ROFLMAO: :D
 

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It's an imperfect solution.

The die hards will tell you "no drinks / cups" at the tables... use a side-table! A slide-under cupholder is the compromise that hosts have made to allow drinks on the table for those who just *have* to have them there.

Also, slide-unders provide the option of no cup-holder. This is not feasible with a built-in cupholder in the playing surface or racetrack.

Don't want a drink? No slide-under nonsense needed. Felt/rail perfection all to your heart's content!
Although built-in cupholders are a nice fetish, probably the most luxurious solution are the side tables, provided there 's enough room space and decreased chances of the tables (and glasses) being knocked over.
Of course, a topic not touched upon here is what kind of "cups" we 're talking about. Tall glasses, let alone bottles, or even cans, allowing liquids and all :vomit::LOL: :laugh: to drip from people's chins, shouldn't belong to the table anyway IMO.
I only allow short-and-wide, old fashioned whisky glasses for any drink (including milk and cough syrup:D) in my game and these are pretty safe in the (jumbo) cupholders.:)
 

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It seems that slide out or swing out cupholders are the least popular option here. Why is that? I prefer this option because it keeps drinks off the table. I also have a side cart, but more people use the swingouts. Swingouts have their issues too though, mainly that they are fixed in one spot. I just ordered a smaller side cart to experiment with.
 

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It seems that slide out or swing out cupholders are the least popular option here. Why is that?
My guess... perimeter real estate at a poker table is very valuable, and swingouts affect players in that one critical area: specifically, elbow room.

A slide-under cupholder can be moved (or not used at all). In-rail cup holders are usually directly in front of, or next to, a player (and often sit empty), whereas swing-outs are right at your waist/ribs. And if some one is using it, there's no way it's not interfering with the person next to you.

When a table is already tight with 9 or 10 people, more stuff around the perimeter impacts player comfort, and not in a good way. I think that's why carts/trays are usually slightly behind players, and not necessarily between them.

Again, this is just my guess when it comes to the swingouts.
 

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Yeah sorry I couldn't deal with that asymmetry. If I sat on the straight edge side with 2 others and looked across the way and only saw 2 over there, I’d be like wtf is going on here. :LOL: :laugh:

I beleive you have the room there in the studio for drink carts don’t you? Do it!!:)
 

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I just thought you meant that one cupholder.

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"Hey guys, what do you think about this new layout. Everyone else has an equal spacing of 24". Except, the space between the dealer and seat 1 is 28" and the space between seat 8 and the dealer only 20". Would that tilt you?" :confused

You would. :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
 

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"Hey guys, what do you think about this new layout. Everyone else has an equal spacing of 24". Except, the space between the dealer and seat 1 is 28" and the space between seat 8 and the dealer only 20". Would that tilt you?" :confused

You would. :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
I think I might do this... and make you sit there. Just because. :)

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