Nevada okays PokerTek tables

Mar 24, 2009 4:06 PM
Staff & Wire Reports |

Nevada regulators last week approved PokerTek, Inc. and its automated poker tables for distribution in Nevada.

This approval paves the way for PokerTek to expand its presence in the state of Nevada, home to nearly 1,000 poker tables.

"We are delighted to be approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission," said Chris Halligan, PokerTek’s CEO. "Nevada is one of the most important gaming markets in the world and its regulatory processes are stringent and challenging. To receive approval from Nevada is a huge milestone for our company and our product."

For the past six months, PokerPro has conducted its field trial at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, where there are 12 tables installed in Excalibur’s poker room.

Because of the PokerPro computerized tables, Excalibur has become the hub for low stakes Pot Limit Omaha on the Vegas Strip.

Excalibur is leveraging PokerPro to offer players $3 rake on all $1/2 No Limit Hold’em games, as well as all of their Limit Hold’em games.

And starting this past weekend, the fully automated Excalibur poker room is running a Super 64 heads-up tournament on PokerPro, to coincide with the NCAA basketball championships.

"Since we started field trial in Nevada, we’ve had tremendous interest from prospects around the state," said Robert Perry, PokerTek’s Vice President of Sales. "Thanks to this approval, we’re now able to grow the footprint of automated poker in the Silver State."

PokerPro, the only automated poker table approved in Nevada, provides operators a highly innovative, low cost method of delivering poker to their patrons. PokerPro benefits players by significantly increasing hands per hour, eliminating player and dealer mistakes, showing hand histories and offering innovative options that are not possible on manual tables.

The developer of the Poker Pro table, PokerTek, is headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, and develops and markets products for the casino and amusement industries.

PokerTek developed PokerPro automated poker tables and related software applications to increase casino revenue, reduce expenses and attract new players into poker rooms by offering interactive poker that is fast, fun and mistake-free.