posted on August 12, 2008 00:39
I found it somewhat strange to find out that The Excalibur in Las Vegas will be closing their traditional poker tables, eliminating Live Dealers and going to all electronic poker tables. August 18 will be the last day poker players will be able to play poker with Live Dealers, and August 22 will be the first day of operation of the new electronic poker tables. They will be using the Poker Tek brand of electronic poker tables.
I'm not so sure I like the idea of this myself, although I don't plan to go to the Excalibur anytime soon. When I go to a Casino, I'd like to play live poker. If I want to play electronic poker, I could stay home and play poker online.
Are they doing this as purely a financial decision to save money by not having to pay for dealers?
This may attract more young poker players would play more poker online, but I have a feeling traditional poker players will not be playing poker at the Excalibur anymore after August 18.