Earlier this year we reported that a couple of land based casinos were going to try out the new PokerTek tables which are electronic and do not require a live dealer. One of the casinos who have tried this out is the Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas.
The Excalibur Casino have now decided not to renew the conract that they have with PokerTek and which means that they are going to bring back the live dealers at the real poker tables and throw out the new electronic tables. This is due to the fact that so many players have requested the old "Real" tables to be brought back.
The experimnents with these electronic poker tables have had mixed results to say the least. While poker rooms located in California has been having some success with them other casinos like the Trump Placa and the Excalibur have decided to get rid of their tables.
Bill Torrance, a frequent casino visitor had the following to say about the electronic tables:
"I don't care how many more hands a robot deals, I come to a casino because I want the total experience of the game, green felt, cigar smoke, and dealer included"