Pool or ‘pocket billiards’ as it was once called is a popular game played at home and in pubs and clubs throughout the UK. Commercial premises mostly use coin operated tables where the players get access to all the balls by inserting coins into the slots.
A number of different games can be played the most common being ‘8 ball’ where 15 balls are used. This is the predominant game in the United States. A full description of the different games can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pool_(cue_sports)
The World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) was formed in 1987 , is based in Sydney Australia and is the international governing body for pocket billiards. The organisation sanctions tournaments around the world for 8, 9 and 10 ball championships.
There are several uk suppliers of pool tables and equipment, for example supreme pool tables which supplies their supreme prince pool table to northern clubs and pubs. These kind of suppliers are offer cues, balls and a complete range of pool tables.