The color makes all the difference! Casino tables are traditionally green (see the History and Trivia section below to see why). This closeup pad is Casino Green, which will automatically take your performance to the pro level in the minds of your spectators. Psychologically you've set the stage to impress!
And this HUGE professional quality closeup pad provides an excellent surface for performing your card and coin effects! Never ruin a card effect by placing your cards on a slippery or wet table again! This rugged mat has a velvety performing surface backed with a water-resistant rubbery backing. Sandwiched between is a cushiony padding that makes it possible to perform effects like the Cups and Balls and Three Shell Game with ease!
This pad is a generous 23" by 16", large enough for all of your needs. It's flexible and durable, so you can roll it up to take it to your next show, then just open it out and you are ready to perform.
Best of all, it can be custom fitted! Want a closeup padded surface on your tabletop? Easy! Just cut this mat with ordinary scissors to the exact size and shape you need. It won't fray or fall apart.
GIVE YOUR CLOSEUP MAGIC A PROFESSIONAL EDGE! Use the best equipment you can- this large closeup mat!
Casino tables are usually covered in green felt. Why? Illegal card games were popularly played in the back rooms of legal pool halls, on a spare pool table. Pool tables were covered in green felt, making for a smooth- and safe- playing surface. The green felt could be marked with chalk for tallying the bets, and the chalk could be wiped away in an instant in the case of a police raid. When legal gambling casinos were built, they kept the tradition of the green color.
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