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    Hi all,
    Have been wondering about this for the last couple months, has anyone played in the casino tourneys, where all they have is the electronic tables? Basically just like online I am understanding, but of course, you can see your opponent. I have never played on these, actually tried to always avoid them, but they are seemingly becoming ever more popular. I have several locations that is fairly close to me(under 2 hrs away) that have some of these games daily. I talked the card room manager at the casino at French Lick Indiana, a few days ago, and he was telling me , obviously not everyone is going to go this way, but for the smaller casinos they are becoming more and more popular, as it requires no dealer, tracking of the tourney etc, as a live card game does. I do have to admit, the set ups look very nice, great looking chairs, nice layout etc.
    Does anyone have any advice about playing on these tables? Is it worth it, or should you just stay and grind online instead of this? I realize you have some advantages to playing these opposed to online, but am sure there are downfalls associated with them also.
    Thanks in Advance for any info.
    Hunt2day

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    Excalibur in Vegas used to have those tables and I played in a tourney once with them. It's about halfway between playing online and playing a regular tourney. Nothing wrong with those tournies, but personally, I like having the chips in front of me and cards to have in my hands.
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    • #3
      yes, seems like it is getting very popular here in Indiana, especially at the smaller casinos. When I talk to the card room manager at these places, they all say pretty much the same thing, cuts down costs. They are very nice looking tables with great chairs etc. Thinking I will go down to French Lick, In and play a couple tourneys in them, as all their tourney's are $40 buy in, so it wouldn't be a big risk to try them out.
      Thanks JWK24

      Hunt2day

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Hunt2day View Post
        Hi all,
        Have been wondering about this for the last couple months, has anyone played in the casino tourneys, where all they have is the electronic tables? Basically just like online I am understanding, but of course, you can see your opponent. I have never played on these, actually tried to always avoid them, but they are seemingly becoming ever more popular. I have several locations that is fairly close to me(under 2 hrs away) that have some of these games daily. I talked the card room manager at the casino at French Lick Indiana, a few days ago, and he was telling me , obviously not everyone is going to go this way, but for the smaller casinos they are becoming more and more popular, as it requires no dealer, tracking of the tourney etc, as a live card game does. I do have to admit, the set ups look very nice, great looking chairs, nice layout etc.
        Does anyone have any advice about playing on these tables? Is it worth it, or should you just stay and grind online instead of this? I realize you have some advantages to playing these opposed to online, but am sure there are downfalls associated with them also.
        Thanks in Advance for any info.
        Hunt2day
        ameristar casino in st. louis has these electronic tables, and Jeff Hwang talks about them in his omaha books. i never played on them, but they sound interesting. however, if im going to play in a casino, i'd rather play live at a real table with real cards. otherwise, whats the point?

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        • #5
          I feel pretty much the same, not sure if it is better to play online or go play e-poker. Since I have never done it, and therefore cannot judge it without experiencing it first hand, and it is very close to me compared to all other casinos, I think I will try it this weekend. Below is some pictures incase some one is curious as to what and how they look.
          GL All
          Hunt2day





          This is the Poker Room at Indiana Live Casino:



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          • #6
            The Horseshoe in Hammond used to have some of those tables (never played at them there because I only had an hour of time to kill)... but they got rid of them.
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            • #7
              Never played on one but dont like the idea much. Makes me think of the "Jetsons"

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              • #8
                I have not used one of these multi player tables but I did try out the heads up machines at Londons poker in the park back last september (what a great experiance that was and well worth the trip I'll be back this year for sure) the only real down side I found was that is was far to easy for your opponent to see your cards and I would assume it would be the same on these. These automated tables are good in busy casinos where you have a group of players and there isn't a dealer available in much the same way as the automated roulete tables which is actualy the whole point of these tables in the first place it's exactly the same a a normal live game but without a dealer

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                • #9
                  Well I went and played at the poker room at Indiana Live yesterday(4/2) It was ok, was a very wide range of players, and a few that were standout regulars. Wasn't a hard game to play, was not much different than online play, except of course everyone was sitting around the table. As for your hole cards, that was pretty easy to deal with, but yes, everyone that wanted to, could watch exactly what you were doing, if you were calling, raising or folding, which wasn't a big deal. It seemed ideal for an aggressive player, as it seemed to be a check marathon. I could not get a hand for almost 2 hours, so things did not work out for me too well.
                  End result, I went out at 23rd place, when my KK got cracked by a set of 6's that hit on the turn. Wife finished in 21st place. Only 5 places were paid out. Not sure exactly how many people were in it, but every table they had was full. I do believe that it will not be a hard tourney to crack, will be going back soon to play again, as it was close, and convenient.

                  Hunt2day

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                  • #10
                    ??

                    When i wanna play golf-- i put on me cleats- grab me clubs and off to links i go--i dont have an xbox to play it on line-- if i going to the casino- i want chips and cards in front of me--

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