Presently, regulation pool tables are 9 feet by 4.5 feet. However, there are many tables that are smaller, such as 8 or 7 and even some novelty size ones ranging from 3 feet to 3 inches. A table ordinarily has 6 pockets. There are 4 rails raised from the bed of the table, jutting out from the edge. The density and elastic effect varies, some tables "banking short" or "banking long."