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Building Bruce Buffer’s Bespoke Poker Table

Besides being the voice of the UFC, an international man of mystery, and pop culture icon, it’s no secret that Bruce is a huge poker player and fan. That’s why when BB reached out to BBO Poker Tables about building a custom poker table to go into his new Southern California custom home that reflected his taste, BBO was happy to take on the challenge of designing a one of a kind table that Bruce would be proud to show off to his guests and players.

Disclaimer, this is not the first time that Bruce has had a table made by BBO. Back in 2013 BBO put a poker table with matching dining top in Bruce’s previous residence but this time the instructions were a little more grandiose. “I’m dedicating a space to my own poker room in my new house, I want to make sure that I have a poker table that’s worthy of the centerpiece”.

How to design a custom poker table

The first step in the process of building Bruce’s table was to start with the model that would best work for his playing style, which was a 10 person table with a dealer, full playing surface, just like the casinos. This narrowed down the selection of styles to the BBO Aces Pro Poker Table, which happens to be one of the easiest to customize. We were on our way!

Get Creative

Every custom poker table should have killer graphics. Bruce connected with BBO’s world class designers to begin creating his custom playing surface. For this project, Bruce wanted his personality to shine through in the final product and we could not wait to see how which direction he was going to take our designers! Luckily for everyone involved  BBO’s graphic designers are able to digitally create almost anything, so essentially the entire poker table is a template to express creativity. The final design? A subtle paisley style print with a silhouette of the legendary Buffer 360!

Let your personality shine through

While it was discussed that subtlety was the name of the game on the playing surface, Bruce pulled no punches for the armrest. Highlighting his big personality, Bruce naturally gravitated towards the Wild Croc in Grape. Good thing that BBO has a library of premium vinyls in all types of textures and colors, and one that would show off the essence of Bruce’s very own custom poker table!

Final Touches

To finish off the custom build, Bruce opted to fit a set of Black Gloss Napa Legs onto his table to complete the clean and elegant lines. Stainless steel cupholders and a dealer tray rounds out the accessories on the build, and paired with 10 matching chairs, BBO wrapped the finishing touches on an one of a kind Bruce Buffer custom poker table. The entire order was packaged carefully and shipped out to the Buffer estate by freight truck, and it has been estimated that to date that the table’s owner has won an estimated 340 million on the table (unverified).

About BBO Poker Tables

Started in 2006 and based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, BBO Poker Tables has grown organically into the premier poker table company on the market mostly based off word of mouth and happy customers. We set out each day to accomplish one goal, which is to deliver stunning and exciting custom gaming tables for poker and board gamers efficiently. We work hard to make our customization and ordering process fun and easy for our customers, giving them access to a wide range of premium materials and open ended design capabilities with minimal lead times. Please visit for more information.

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