“A winning hand for the prohibition poker table”.

It’s a question that gaming enthusiasts might ponder over: what’s the best and most convenient way to enjoy a drink while playing an uninterrupted hand of poker.

The quirky answer is to buy one of The Elliot collection’s beautifully-crafted prohibition poker tables in ebony maccassar, elm burr veneer and brushed antique brass.

It’s a drinks and games table loosely based on the American “prohibition tables” of the 1920's and 30's, and which became famous in the USA at a time when alcohol was banned and secret compartments to store illicit alcohol were all the rage.

This retro-contemporary design from The Elliot Collection is a beautiful reimagining of this American classic, with a secret compartment that, at the touch of a button, reveals a fully functioning drinks cabinet complete with glasses and ice bucket. 

Also, the central section on the top of the table can be turned over to reveal a leather surface ideal for a game of poker that can accommodate up to six players.

“It’s a premium product for a prestigious experience, and a 21st century evolution of many alternative out-dated games tables,” says Shane.

“With its space-saving secret compartment, the table is fun, sexy, lustrous and seamless, inspired by an iconic design which adds value to both classic or contemporary interiors,” he says.

This is the third design of Shane’s prohibition table and the first to incorporate both a drinks and games table together. The first table was exhibited at the prestigious Design Show Shanghai in China and later exhibited at a showroom on London's Kings Road.

“The prohibition poker table reflects my philosophy: to combine traditional skills with modern technology. The utilisation of space is paramount, which makes these unique pieces perfect for clubs, casinos, hotels and even super yachts,” says Shane.

Shane is now raising investment capital to finalise different designs for different world markets, targeting both hotels, gaming clubs, yachts as well as high net-worth individuals.