Excalibur Casino Removes Electronic Poker Tables

25 Jun 2009

Excalibur Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, decided to stop offering automated poker tables from the well-known PokerTek, the developer of the electronic poker tables and related applications. The casino that has 12 electronic poker tables is going to remove such games as a result of very low demand.

On the other hand, some of the casinos in California and Atlantic City had success with the introduction of electronic tables that still draw gamblers. At Excalibur Casino automated poker tables with electronic deals and cards are almost all the time empty. Casino players prefer to hold real cards and play with the live dealers.

The agreement between Excalibur Casino and PokerTek was a part of four-month experiment after which the casino had the right to remove the tables. Although now PokerTek states that the Excalibur's decision will not have a bad effect on its business, still the experts are convinced that the company will have to slightly change its direction.

In general, electronic games were quite good idea for the casino owners as they could make more deals and help to save money on casino staff. However, it turned out that the real atmosphere of the casino including live dealers is more important for the visitors.

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