re: Poker & Well went the casino to try holdem live, not.
I'm afraid this is a disturbing trend. Like casino's don't make enough as it is. No dealers, no salaries required, no healthcare etc. Bigger bottom line for the casinos. I fully expect this idea to expand until/unless the player pool just refuses to play in a situation like this.
I was shocked, and saddened, the last time my wife and I went to Vegas. We don't get there much anymore, so it had been 2-3 years. Anyway, she enjoys playing roulette
. I know, crappy game, terrible odds
, zero skill, but she enjoys it as a pastime and only plays very low stakes. Surprisingly, she usually walks away up a few bucks.
Anyway, as we're walking through several of the casinos, we noticed some of them now have computerized roulette where you just sit around this big carosel and play against a computer. WTF is this. I mean the casinos all still had actual, live roulette (for now) - often only a few feet away, but people were still playing these monstrosities.
I just don't get it. I totally understand (but disagree with) the greed of the casinos, but I will never understand why, when you have the choice between the real thing, be it poker or roulette, and a cheap computer simulation of the game, that some people will choose the fake game.