re: Poker & Automated Poker at the Casinos
I'm of the opinion that 5 years down the line this will be great for the dealers who survive.
Most of the poker enthusiasm these days is from online poker. The speed, easy and lack of mistakes makes it pretty damn enjoyable. But every once in a while we all want to sit down and enjoy the social aspect of the game, new people, laughs, intrigue, drama, etc. These games seem to present us with the best of both worlds.
So I think in 5 years these games will be the low end norm. Big money games might find real dealers, but the fees will increase as these dealers will have shown exceptional skills, and will demand more money for their time.