Reno casino installs PokerTek automated tables

Aug 4, 2009 7:57 PM
by David Stratton |

Not ready to give up on the Silver State, PokerTek, Inc. has announced the installation of three automated, PokerPro tables at Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada.

This new poker room opened Monday, and is the first installation of PokerPro in the Reno area since the product was recently approved in the state.

"We’re excited to offer poker to our guests, a game they frequently request," said Gary Carano, Silver Legacy’s General Manager. "With the innovative PokerPro technology we’re able to offer players a unique gaming experience, as well as a better poker value through our lower-limit games and deep stack tournaments. Our mission is to utilize this system to offer games and promotions that are new to the Reno poker market and exciting for the players."

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The installation at Silver Legacy comes two months after the Excalibur in Las Vegas removed all 12 of the PokerPro tables installed there.

Excalibur had jettisoned all of its live tables last November when it re-stocked its floor with automated tables from PokerTek.

Unfortunately, the Excalibur discovered that poker players wanted the "live" experience of dealing with actual chips and a live dealer, rather than the electronic components that constitute a PokerPro automated table.

Nonetheless, the folks at PokerTek haven’t given up on Nevada, which has 118 poker rooms and nearly 900 poker tables throughout the state.

"We’re pleased to extend our reach into the Nevada poker market, by adding PokerPro to such an amazing property," said James Crawford, PokerTek’s president. "We look forward to introducing the poker players of Reno to the benefits of automated poker with PokerPro."

PokerPro is an automated poker table that allows up to 10 players to compete against each other in today’s most popular games of poker. The tables offer Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Pot Limit Omaha and Seven Card Stud cash games and tournaments.

The tables have the flexibility to offer any buy-in amount and game limits, and players will notice an increase in hands per hour on PokerPro.

Other features that are not offered on manual poker tables include rabbit hunting, the ability for players to view previous hand histories and game and session statistics.

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