The size of a craps table will dictate how many players can use the table at once, and obviously, how much space the table takes up. Craps table dimensions will also affect the comfort level of players and spectators.
If you are looking into buying a craps table for your home, then you will want to ensure it is going to fit in the room of your choice.
Fortunately, a craps table doesn’t need much clearance around it, just a few feet in order for people to stand around the perimeter of the table. This means that even small rooms will be able to accommodate a small craps table if you wish.
Here we will look at the various sizes of craps tables available and their dimensions.
Craps Table Sizes
When talking about the size of a craps table, the measurement you will find in the title description refers to the playing area size and not the overall size of the table. For example, an 8-foot craps table will have an 8-foot length playing surface, and the actual dimensions of the table will be bigger than this.
This is important to bear in mind if you want to fit a craps table into a smaller room because the actual exterior dimensions of the table will need to be considered to ensure you can actually fit the table into the required space.
A 6-foot craps table will typically have a playing surface area of 6 feet in length and 3 feet 6 inches in width. Craps tables have a padded armrest around the edge of the table, and this adds considerable length and width to the total dimensions of the table.
The total table dimensions of a standard 6-foot table will be approximately 7 feet by 4 feet. This is the smallest size of craps table available and is best suited to home use for parties with friends or family or to use at a regular home casino night. Some 6-foot craps tables have folding legs so that you can put the table away for storage and just get it out when you need it.
An 8-foot craps table will have a surface playing area size of around 8 feet in length and 4 feet in width. Overall you can expect the total dimensions of the table to be around 9 feet by 5 feet. This is a good size craps table to have at home, but you may also spot tables of this size in smaller casinos where they don’t have enough space for a full-size craps table.
In smaller casinos where the foot traffic is not very high, there may not be enough players to warrant a larger table, and this is also another reason to choose an 8-foot table.
A 10-foot craps table will have a playing area length of around 10 feet or just slightly under 10 feet and a width of 4 feet. The overall size of the table will be around 11 feet by 5 feet.
Some casinos which aren’t very busy may opt for a 10-foot casino to save space and also to prevent the table from feeling too sparse with just a few players at it. You can fit 8 players on either end of a 10-foot table, so you can accommodate 16 players in total, but there will be very little elbow room, and players might get frustrated with the lack of space.
A 12-foot craps table is considered to be a full-size craps table. This will make for a very impressive feature in your home if you are a casino lover, and it will mean you can invite plenty of friends over to play.
The playing surface of a 12-foot craps table will have a length of just under 12 feet, at around 11 feet and 10 inches. The width of the playing surface will be around 4 feet.
The overall dimensions, including the padded armrest, will be approximately 13 feet by 5 feet. This is the most common size of craps table that is found in casinos. It can accommodate 16 players at once and offers a comfortable amount of elbow room.
A 14-foot craps table is another size of table that is popular in larger casinos. The playing area on this table will measure 13 feet and 10 inches in length and 4 feet in width. The total dimensions of the table will be approximately 15 feet by 5 feet.
The width of a craps table will not exceed 4 feet playing surface because this will not add anything to the game, whereas the length measurement is much more variable to allow a different amount of players and to accommodate more space for spectators.
Additional length at a craps table will also make it more comfortable for players so they can rest their arms without being pushed up against by other people.
Craps Table Height
Generally, you can expect the vast majority of craps tables to have a height of 40 inches from the ground to the top of the padded armrest. This is because this height will be appropriate for most people of average size to comfortably lean on and rest their forearms or elbows.
The surface of the craps table is lower than the padded armrest, usually by about 12 inches or 1 foot. This means the height of the playing surface will be around 28 inches from the ground.
The shape of a craps table is almost like a bowl, with the base of the bowl forming the playing surface. The lower height of the playing surface compared with the padded edges means that the dice cannot roll out of play and off the table, and it also means players get a better view of what is happening because other people cannot get in the way of the base of the table.