PokerTek, makers of the fully-automated, dealer-less PokerPro poker tables, announced this week it is now releasing the PokerPro Heads-Up style table.
"The idea is simple," said James Crawford, PokerTek president. "Poker players love to play heads-up poker and casino operators are constantly looking for new ways to meet their customers' needs. In the past, it's been hard to find a casino that would deal a heads-up game for regular players. Now, PokerPro Heads-Up offers casinos a profitable way to spread heads-up poker."
Some of the benefits of a dealer-less heads-up table for casinos are that it takes up 20% less floor space than a traditional table and it allows operators to spread both Sit and Go tournaments and one-on-one cash games.
The table also incorporates all of the benefits of the PokerPro technology including speed, accuracy and secure, cashless gaming.
"We believe there is strong player demand for heads-up poker in our casino," said Hashem Minaiy, CEO of the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, Calif. "Unfortunately, this form of poker is too costly to be hand-dealt. With the advent of PokerPro Heads-Up, we can now offer this great game to our players."
PokerTek has submitted PokerPro Heads-Up to Gaming Laboratories International to get the tables certified. The original PokerPro tables are already certified and being used in several casinos around the world.
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