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PokerTek Automated Poker Tables have reached Louisiana

Tags: Boomtown Casino, Poker Tables, PokerTek.
Posted on 19 December 2008 by "T".

The first four automated poker tables were installed in Louisiana this week when the company PokerTrek installed four automated poker tables at the Boomtown Casino and Hotel in Bossier City. PokerTrek also installed two tables at the St Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino in the Caribbean very recently.

This year PokerTrek has expanded a lot and have opened operations in Montreal, Atlantic City, Las Vegas and this week Louisiana was added to the list. This company is also the ones who are delivering the automated poker tables to Harrah's so it seems that they have had a pretty decent year.

They also launched an automated heads up poker machine last year that was for amusement only. This machine has been distributed to over 1000 bars and restaurants around the world.

What do you prefer, the good old tables with a real dealer or this new technology?


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18 comments on "PokerTek Automated Poker Tables have reached Louisiana"


 B1gfoot20/12/2008 11:27:47 GMT
Intresting, but i want a dealer to shout at when it all goes wrong.
Hope they have plenty of replacement screens too.
You gotta cover the screen to hide you cards?, no sneezing, or but scratching.
And they put ppl out of work.
I can see pros and cons for this, but all in all i want to here cards get shuffled, chips ruffle and a dealer cry!!(joke)
 T3ddyKGB20/12/2008 11:44:51 GMT
i like new technologys but this is gettin unpersonal. its like online poker with the exception that you can see their face.
the pros = only for the casino.
i wanna have real cards with a human dealer when im going to casino!
this way i can either stay at home and play online.
 ljuban20/12/2008 11:58:40 GMT
think this wont work does have the feel and the look, Thumbs Down
 jevo20/12/2008 12:54:22 GMT
At the casino I play in, if they installed these instead of keeping the gorgeous blond croupier's in a job then I'm quite sure the place would be empty!

The tables are very gimmicky and may interest some tourists but in time they should phase out (I hope).


 shokaku20/12/2008 17:33:59 GMT
Wow. Why bother to go to a casino to play poker at a computer? Everyone can have this at home. Doubt that this will be a long term success.
 GeneYuss21/12/2008 01:56:24 GMT
Only difference I see between this and online poker is you can pick up tells. I'd rather play at home and get a nice rakeback deal Smile
 doomdy21/12/2008 09:05:57 GMT
Posted by GeneYuss:
Only difference I see between this and online poker is you can pick up tells. I'd rather play at home and get a nice rakeback deal Smile

Loll you make a good point there geneyuss Thumbs Up
No rakeback at live poker Big Smile
 shokaku21/12/2008 18:03:09 GMT
Posted by GeneYuss:
Only difference I see between this and online poker is you can pick up tells. I'd rather play at home and get a nice rakeback deal Smile


You can try and ask the floor about a rakeback deal Big Smile
 GeneYuss22/12/2008 11:01:42 GMT
Haha Smile By the way, are you suppose to tip the dealer in tournament games? I've been wondering that for a while.
 B1gfoot22/12/2008 13:56:22 GMT
Well if youare a long term player or high roller you will get a sort of rakeback, little gifts here and there.
Yes you must tip the dealer, expesserly if you are a winner, some dont and they are just tight asses that should be looked down upon, but not if you dont make it in the money then thats ok.
 GeneYuss23/12/2008 06:53:44 GMT
Oh that's cool. I heard about free buffets Smile I never see anyone tip the dealer on any tournaments like WPT or on Poker After Dark or do they tip the dealer off camra?
 intentcity423/12/2008 10:35:53 GMT
i think if i went to a casino to play poker id rather the real deal with real cards and chips, allthough at the melbourne casino automated is unfortanatly the only option for the lower level players anyway, $20 buy in i think.
 GeneYuss24/12/2008 05:06:12 GMT
Melbourne has $20 buy in? Is that cash game or sit and go? I'm going to Casino Niagara soon, I think they have $1/$2 blinds for cash game and $35 sng. I don't think I'll play cash game because I like to buy in for the max and that would be like $200 which I think is a lot.
 intentcity424/12/2008 05:15:04 GMT
cash game i think, ive never played poker their before, a friend told me about it.
 TaToOlZ24/12/2008 12:41:51 GMT
Posted by doomdy:
Loll you make a good point there geneyuss Thumbs Up
No rakeback at live poker Big Smile


Hehehe I got my rakeback in Vegas with free drinks in the casino... I love it.
If u play there u get all drinks for free... very bad deal for them when I`m thirsty
Tongue
 acehighness24/12/2008 12:46:05 GMT
You should look at it this way ... this enables casinos to have poker tables when the generated income doesnt cover a real dealer.... so it should mean more poker tables in more casinos for us
 intentcity424/12/2008 13:44:25 GMT
exactly Big Smile
 Julio06/01/2009 09:42:08 GMT
I prefer real dealers, but I could give the machine a try. Blink

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