Interesting, though I if they failed previously with a live-dealt room ( I don't know the history) its not clear to me why this would be any more successful. Presumably it's very difficult in any circumstances to run a two-table room?
I won't comment as to the relative benefits of the system over conventional table apart from this: an investment in Pokertek (the manufacturers of PokerPro) at their initial offer price of $11 per share in 2005 would not have been a route to instant riches. After adjusting for the reverse split they are currently trading at 25 cents per share.
It seems strange to me that one of the bullet points regarding the PokerPro tables on the Fiesta website is "•Random Shuffle Guaranteed and Certified"
Has this been questioned before and that is why it is pointed out?
I wouldn't read too much into this. I think this is just to defend themselves against a general suspicion by some folks about things electronic.
I will watch progress with interest, but I wonder if the ultimate outcome might go the same way as Pokertek's table placement on the Costa Concordia.
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According to the link within the link...
...they're apparently putting them in the pit, rather than running a separate poker room with them. I'm trying to picture how the patrons of Fiesta Henderson might take to them, and I can't. I suspect that if I want to play on one I might have to bring my own opponents.
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Since the poster indicates they will be hooking up to the Jumbo Bad Beat jackpot in April .... I wonder if that may drive some "action" ... When the Jackpot gets high a couple guys come sit at the table ....fold the blinds around and get their free drinks while waiting for someone at another casino to hit the jackpot for them.
This may make a little more sense for the casino then the Excalibur's failed attempt simply because by putting it the pit they may avoid additional labor costs. Just have your Pit supervisors handle the tables.
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I gave this a try once when it was at Excalibur just to try it out and it was pretty much the worst poker playing experience of my life. It was actually the worst of live play and internet play combined.
I seem to recall once playing in a live game at this joint. Didn't know they closed it.
In the latest earnings call, the CEO of Pokertek confirmed that the PokerPro tables will no longer be coming to Fiesta Henderson due to "internal control complexities" at the casino. Whatever that means.