This is a discussion on Seat Position within the online poker forums, in the Live Poker section; Do you have a favorite position to sit at when playing at a casino. This I guess would be limited to the elongated tables. I
Do you have a favorite position to sit at when playing at a casino. This I guess would be limited to the elongated tables. I like corner position because of the elbow room but mostly because I can see all the players better. Sometimes a move or expression may signal something. At my house we draw cards for position because a few people try to position themselves right or left of same people all the time.
I like to be just at the end of the row - where the table curves but not on the edge. I'm partially deaf, so in particularly loud casinos I do need to lipread and I find that this position is the best place for me to be able to see all players without looking around too much. It also has the slightly extra room that the ends of the table provide.
I prefer to sit directly in front of the dealer so I do not have to bring my distance glasses to the table. At the far ends of the table, I have trouble reading the suits especially and have made playing errors because of that. I usually bring my reading glasses to the table...if I sit at the end of the table, it is such a hassle to keep switching glasses.
I like to play on seat 9 or to the right of the dealer. Makes it easy to shuffle chip w/right hand and have the cards dealt from the left side. When mucking the cards you just have to push them over the line since the dealer is right there.