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Normal night, chat with parents during the entire ride. 5 11.90%
Stay up all night playing poker. Sleep during the ride. 37 88.10%
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Old 12-22-2005, 12:04 AM
smoore smoore is offline
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Default Re: Poll: would you sit at an electronic table at a B&M room?

Not enough options, I didn't vote. Here's mine:

"Would you use these devices for SnG games if the casino would not spread SnG tournaments otherwise or had a reduced vig with this system?"

My vote would be a resounding YES to this question. I wouldn't use them otherwise.
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Old 12-22-2005, 02:56 AM
RiverTheNuts RiverTheNuts is offline
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Default Re: Poll: would you sit at an electronic table at a B&M room?

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First of all the electronics assures no dealer mistakes, which is already a major advantage. No misdeals. No exposed cards. No dealing of the flop before I have raised my big blind. No failing to wait for a player to act before forcing the action on. No acceptance of under-raises. No erronious awardings of pot.

Secondly they assure more hands per hour than by far the most of the dealers are capable of.

And thirdly, NO TIPPING of the dealer!

the fact that my card is shown on a screen and not on a piece of cardboard changes little.

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Is #1 really a problem at most places?? Forgive my ignorance, I just turned 21 last week, and have only logged maybe 20 hours at B&M, but ive only seen 4 or 5 exposed hole cards, and only 2 of those were the dealer's fault. People underbetting and betting out of turn seldom happens where I play, maybe once an hour, and this is useful information anyway, so I prefer to keep it. I havent seen a pot awarded erroneously, and the floor has only been called once because a player got uppity that a dealer flipped his hole card.

2) This may be true, but most people enjoy the pace of B&M, you get to think a little about your decisions, its not just ram and jam machines going to work.

3) A dollar, even in a 3/6 pot isnt a big deal. My biggest gripe about B&M is the jackpot drop even with no flop, and the fact that like 25% of the pot gets dropped if its only 2 limpers to the flop.

Metagame I think it changes alot. People like holding cards and playing with chips, and most people who have frequented a casino are used to playing by the book when they play slots, blackjack/video poker machines, and I think subconsciously people would play less hands with the mentality that a machine pays out a certain amount as long as you play well.

If they made a machine where you flung bets and raises into a coin thing at each seat like a tollbooth, and then shot out the pot to the winner in a coin return tube under the table or something it would be alot more fun I think. Maybe a little swinging gate on the side of the table to peek at a little screen with your hole cards. In any case, if any part of the game was mechanized besides the shuffling, I would just stay at home and play online.
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Old 12-22-2005, 04:43 AM
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Default Re: Poll: would you sit at an electronic table at a B&M room?

Either choice still requires sitting near those people.
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:33 PM
Al_Capone_Junior Al_Capone_Junior is offline
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Default Re: Poll: would you sit at an electronic table at a B&M room?

Funny, but I think your poll results say it all.

For those who voted FOR the electronics, i.e. those who want live cardrooms to basically become online cardrooms, and the companies (especially their executives) trying to market this bullpucky, I have this to say ...

**** You.

al
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Old 12-23-2005, 01:37 PM
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Default Re: Poll: would you sit at an electronic table at a B&M room?

if i wanted to play electronically i'd play at home.

when i play live, it's for the feel of the cards and chips.. sitting around chatting with other people and drinking.. electronic live poker is probably the lamest thing ive ever heard of
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Old 12-23-2005, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: Poll: would you sit at an electronic table at a B&M room?

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Either choice still requires sitting near those people.

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ding ding ding

I'd say 7 out of 10 people who play live make me want to gouge my eyes out. Maybe if there was a rule that you couldn't talk while playing live poker it would be enjoyable.
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Old 12-23-2005, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: Poll: would you sit at an electronic table at a B&M room?

When this first came up, like a year ago (has it really been that long???), I was appalled like most everyone else here.

Over time, I've not only become less appalled, but more open to the concept.

Before all of the dealers go off on me (my husband being one of them), this has less to do with tipping than you think.
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:14 PM
DrewOnTilt DrewOnTilt is offline
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Default Re: Poll: would you sit at an electronic table at a B&M room?

I wouldn't touch one of those things, personally. As has already been stated, I have plenty of online accounts to keep me busy, and I don't have to burn gas to fire up Party Poker.

HOWEVER, the previous poster who stated that the machines may catch on in locales that only allow machine gaming is onto something. I worked for a few months at the Harrah's in Cherokee, NC, where only video gaming is allowed. People came from all around to play electronic blackjack and video craps. Video CRAPS, of all things, made a killing.

These things could serve a niche market, although you won't catch me dead either playing on one or investing in this company.
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:22 PM
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Default Re: Poll: would you sit at an electronic table at a B&M room?

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Either choice still requires sitting near those people.

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ding ding ding

I'd say 7 out of 10 people who play live make me want to gouge my eyes out. Maybe if there was a rule that you couldn't talk while playing live poker it would be enjoyable.

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agreed. although sometimes listening to the donkies really cracks me up. actually, rarely. god bless my ipod.
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:56 PM
KenProspero KenProspero is offline
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Default Re: Poll: would you sit at an electronic table at a B&M room?

I played a SnG on one, once at Hard Rock in Hollywood Fla.

Overall experience -- the machine is a bit of a PITA. Give me a flesh and blood dealer please. That being said, if I was desparate for a game, and the wait looked like much more than a half an hour for a real dealer, I'd at least consider it again.
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