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Sometimes. In coin operated pool tables the cue ball must be "different" in order for it to be returned to play and not captured as the numbered balls are. The original method for this was making a slightly larger cue ball. Today, most coin operated tables use a cue ball with a metal center that is the same size as all other balls on the table. The magnet is used to return the cue ball to the player.

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Q: Is a cue ball bigger then other pool balls?
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