Have you seen the new PokerPro texas holdem poker tables? The first time I saw the PokerPro tables was about 2 weeks ago when I took a short trip with my mom to the WinStar Casino in Oklahoma.
As I waited for my name to be called at the live tables, I observed how the other people at the PokerPro tables interacted with each other. It was pretty interesting to say the least. Since the poker table was computer driven, there were no clay poker chips to do any chip tricks, no cards to shuffle and the actual live experience was stale. Maybe I was the only one that noticed this, but I did observe the players at the table had a lifeless quality to them. The reason for this may be since there was no human interaction with the dealer, the atmosphere was rather dull and the players looked bored. It was almost as if I was seeing a live version of an online texas holdem poker room instead of sitting with hot blooded humans. It was a little freaky and I kept flashing back to an episode of Star Trek and the holodeck malfunctioned.
Since the waiting time for the live tables was over an hour, I decided to see how the mega888 play was and to experience this new texas holdem poker gaming technology. After playing a few hands, I really felt like I was playing at home. The lack of activity at the table was the main reason. I like to shuffle my chips, stack my chips, and mix my cards around. None of those things are possible at these electronic tables.
Another thing I observed was how the program dealt the flop, turn and river cards. I played a lot of hands at the PokerPro table and noticed that the play was a lot like an online texas holdem poker site. That could have been just a coincidence, but I found it to be very odd.
After playing a few rounds with this “new texas holdem poker technology”, I decided that the PokerPro tables were not for me. I’m better off playing texas holdem poker online at home and not travel the distance. If WinStar Casino were to get rid of the live poker tables, I think they would loose a lot of players.