It's an imperfect solution.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.
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.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!
My guess... perimeter real estate at a poker table is very valuable, and swingouts affect players in that one critical area: specifically, elbow room.It seems that slide out or swing out cupholders are the least popular option here. Why is that?
"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?"I just thought you meant that one cupholder.
I think I might do this... and make you sit there. Just because."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?"