Electronic poker tables are virtual poker tables where all of the decisions are made on a computer screen. One of the popular tables is the PokerPro table made by PokerTek. PokerPro is the only approved automated poker table in Nevada.
Most poker players don't like electronic poker tables, for a couple of reasons. First, most poker players love the tactile aspect of poker - playing with their chips, throwing the chips into the pot, and rubbing their cards on the table.
Second, many players state that it is harder to get reads on the other players. Even though you are playing against people in person, the opposing players are staring down at their screens instead of staring outward towards the table. It makes the game a lot more insular and de-socializes the game quite a bit. Playing on an electronic table is basically like playing online poker, but against your opponents in person. You can read the other player's tells less with an electronic poker table, but more than online poker.
The biggest benefit, similar to online poker, is much faster game play. Anytime you have a positive expectation, you will want the game to play faster.
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HPG ADMIN on March 1, 2013