pokertek tableDo you like to play poker live but are frustrated with the slow speed of the game after getting used to multitabling online? If the answer is yes, then you MUST try the Poker Pro automated poker tables.

Haven’t heard of them? Promoted by big name pros like Johnny Chan, Phil Laak, and Antonio Esfandiari, PokerTek’s Poker Pro automated poker table revolutionizes the live poker playing experience by giving players all the advantages online poker play provides.

The dealer, cards, and chips are eliminated in favor of a computerized screen where you can see all the action, just like when you play poker online. Moreover, a huge advantage over live poker is that at on an automated poker table screen, you can see your own statistics and hand histories! Instead of taking mental or actual notes (we recommend the Poker Notes Live mobile app for this by the way), all the numbers are crunched for your instant analysis!

Presto! No more dealer errors! No more time consuming chip counts! Best of all, no more need to tip! All these factors add up to a much speedier poker playing experience so you can get more hands in per session.

Yet, despite all these similarities to online poker, the human interaction factor is still there. Instead of just having to rely on betting patterns and worrying about possible online collusion, your opponents are sitting there right in front of you. In other words, you can still use all your live poker skills to get a good read!

The tables are capable of dealing all forms of poker, from Texas Hold ’em to Omaha, to Stud games, to Razz. In addition to cash games, casinos featuring the automated poker tables often run tournaments on them. The beauty? The speed! Both single-table and multi-table poker tournaments finish up in a fraction of the time of “regular” live poker tournaments. In other words, you don’t have to grind for hours on end to make it to the final table!

Particularly prevalent on cruise ships, over the last few years, Poker Pro automated poker tables have been popping up at land-based casinos all over the world. For a list of locations click here:

Disclaimer: This blogger owns stock in PokerTek, maker of the Poker Pro automated poker tables.

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