Green poker tables debut at WSOP

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The felt is usually green, but it's not often you hear the environmental term "green" in reference to poker tables. EGM Green is hoping to change that with the debut of its environmentally friendly poker tables at the 2008 World Series of Poker.

EGM Green's poker table will be featured in the exhibit area of the WSOP in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, where representatives from Harrah's and EGM Green will be available to talk about what their companies are doing to leave a smaller environmental footprint on the earth.

According to EGM Green, the WSOP winner will also go home with a brand new Green table courtesy of the company.

"We are pleased that Harrah's has chosen to debut the table at the WSOP," said EGM Green President Eric Hansel.

"Casinos are taking up the mantle of sustainability and leading the charge is Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. EGM Green is positioned to help drive sustainable change by offering green products developed for casinos."

The EGM Green poker tables are made from 98% sustainable materials. All wood in the table is Forestry Stewardship Council certified, plus the paints and stains used in the table are formaldehyde free.

The company also assembles the tables with water-based adhesives to make them even more Earth-friendly.

"The EGM Green Tournament Poker Table has not only been created using sustainable design principals and resources, but its purchase can enhance the Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System rating for the properties deploying the tables on the casino floor," the company said.

EGM Green tables may soon be showing up in socially conscious casinos around the country, but the company stresses they won't necessitate sacrificing the convenience and quality that poker players are accustomed to.

"Casinos will be able to add options that feature wood footrings, padded armrest rings, dealer accessories, 15 standard wood finishes, custom finishes and eco-friendly casino grade poker supplies," said EGM Green.

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