re: Poker & Poker Pro computer tables
WHY ARE YOU ARGUING WITH US?!?
First off, you're arguing with me, get that straight. Remember that this is a forum and I still have a right to speak and defend my position on this. Yes, I asked for opinions, and I respect them, but I can't stand those people who do not have an open mind and just rip apart or shoot ideas down without really looking at the whole picture. I also think it's funny that all these online players are dissing an electronic table, that's priceless.
Secondly, your casino is really slow then because my casino here averages around 30 hands an hour pretty consistently (I've seen the reports and talked to the poker room manager), and we're just a lowly Midwest casino.
Third, I still don't get where you think it's the worst of both worlds. Nothing has changed from a regular table except you get in more hands per hour by just dealing electronically, how is that bad from a player standpoint. Yes, the casino has to purchase the tables, but that is what's called an "investment" in their casino business and I'm sure they would easily find a way to recoup their "investment". And it's not all about the money, the goal is to keep the allure of a real game as well and I don't see any other way to do so. That's why the fully electronic tables were yanked from the Excalibur in 09 because they lacked the realism of a live table. And by the way, a dealer using a card shuffler, in my opinion, it would be the same thing as dealing electronically because he isn't doing anything but sticking cards in a box that does his job for him
. All a shuffler is is a manually operated number randomizer, isn't it?