In the world of poker, there are stories that captivate us, and then there are stories that inspire us. "Molly's Game," the 2017 film directed by Aaron Sorkin, falls into the latter category. Based on the memoir of Molly Bloom, the movie recounts her journey from an Olympic-level skier to running high-stakes poker games for Hollywood's elite. It's a tale of glamour, power, and, of course, poker.

One of the key elements in bringing this story to life was the authentic portrayal of the poker tables used in the film. Enter Straight Poker Supplies, a company that specializes in crafting high-quality poker tables and accessories. In this blog, we'll explore how Straight Poker Supplies played a pivotal role in creating the perfect poker table for "Molly's Game."

The Quest for Authenticity

When it comes to making a poker movie like "Molly's Game," attention to detail is crucial. Authenticity is the name of the game, and every aspect of the poker experience needed to be just right. This includes not only the actors' performances but also the poker tables and accessories used in the film.

Straight Poker Supplies, a Canadian company known for their top-notch poker products, was approached by the production team to create custom poker tables that would match the opulent atmosphere of Molly Bloom's high-stakes poker games. Their mission: to craft tables that would look and feel as if they belonged in the upscale poker circles of Los Angeles.

Custom Craftsmanship

Straight Poker Supplies began their work by collaborating closely with the film's production designers and art department. Understanding the vision and aesthetic of the movie was paramount to ensure the tables' design and construction aligned perfectly with the story's setting.

Each poker table had to exude sophistication and luxury while remaining functional for the actors and crew. The team at Straight Poker Supplies combined their expertise in poker table design with their dedication to craftsmanship to deliver tables that met and exceeded the film's requirements.

Materials and Design

One of the standout features of the poker tables in "Molly's Game" was the use of high-quality materials. Straight Poker Supplies sourced the finest materials available, including premium hardwoods for the table surfaces, rich leather for the armrests, and high-end felt for the playing surface. These choices not only looked exquisite on camera but also added to the players' overall experience.

The design of the tables was meticulously planned to reflect the upscale ambiance of Molly Bloom's poker games. The tables featured elegant woodwork, tasteful lighting, and a layout that accommodated the needs of both the actors and the cinematography team.

Durability and Functionality

While the tables needed to look opulent, they also had to be sturdy and functional for the demanding shooting schedule. Straight Poker Supplies ensured that the tables could withstand the rigors of production while maintaining their luxurious appearance.

Each table was meticulously crafted to be robust, stable, and durable. This meant that the actors could lean on the armrests, and the tables would hold up under long shooting hours. It also allowed for realistic poker gameplay, ensuring that the actors' movements and interactions with the tables looked natural on screen.

The Final Result

Straight Poker Supplies' dedication to crafting custom poker tables for "Molly's Game" paid off in spades. The poker tables in the film became an integral part of the storytelling, helping to create an authentic atmosphere that immersed viewers in the world of high-stakes poker.

The success of their work on "Molly's Game" further solidified Straight Poker Supplies' reputation as a premier provider of poker tables and accessories. Their commitment to quality and attention to detail showcased the importance of authenticity in filmmaking and how even the smallest elements can make a big difference in bringing a story to life.


"Molly's Game" is a testament to the power of storytelling and the importance of authenticity in filmmaking. Straight Poker Supplies played a pivotal role in crafting the perfect poker tables for the movie, ensuring that every aspect of the high-stakes poker world was accurately portrayed on screen. Their dedication to craftsmanship and their ability to create custom tables that met the film's unique requirements demonstrate the impact that attention to detail can have in the world of cinema. Thanks to Straight Poker Supplies, the poker tables in "Molly's Game" added an extra layer of authenticity to an already compelling story.