PokerTek extends from Vegas to Midwest

Oct 7, 2008 5:03 PM

by GT Staff |

Industry pioneer and worldwide leader in automated poker tables and related software, PokerTek, unveiled the first 100 percent PokerPro room in Indiana at French Lick Resort Casino in French Lick last month.

The resort, located on the Indiana-Kentucky border near Louisville, offers 42,000 square feet of gaming floor space, a newly expanded non-smoking gaming area of 9,500 square feet, 1,335 slot machines, 38 table games and three PokerPro tables.

"PokerPro is a great fit for our casino," said Dale Nachreiner, Director of Table games at French Lick Resort Casino.

"Our goal was to create an environment that attracts poker enthusiast, of all skill levels as an addition to being a full-service destination resort.

"These tables are fun, are interactive, allowing us to offer live poker in our newly expanded non-smoking venue with a reduced rake," Nachreiner added.

"PokerPro has also created opportunities for employees that have previously dealt only poker on a full-time basis, to work in an expanded live table area without displacement of any positions."

The fully automated poker room is the first of its kind in the Hoosier State.

Considered the prime destination resort in southern Indiana, French Lick Resort Casino also offers live entertainment, two golf course, and two historic hotels, the French Lick Springs Hotel and the West Baden Springs Hotel.

Legalized gambling returned to Springs Valley on Nov. 3, 2006 for the first time since 1949.

For more information about the PokerTek’s PokerPro product, just access their website at

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