In a true sign of the current poker times, the Excalibur, one of the oldest continuously operating poker rooms in Las Vegas, will be converting to all electronic poker tables in a few weeks.
The Excalibur's long standing poker room will be converting to all electronic tables as of August 22nd, 2008.
The room is scheduled to close on August 18th, and reopen as an all electronic room on August 22nd, 6PM.
This was confirmed by Gail, the long term Swing Shift Manager at the Excalibur.
Most of the Excalibur's dealing staff has been there since the property opened in 1990. All of their dealers are full time. It is uncertain how many will be keeping their full time employment at Excalibur once the conversion occurs.
Excalibur is the first Las Vegas poker room to officially announce a conversion to all electronic tables.
It is assumed, but not confirmed, that Poker Tek will be the supplier of the all electronic tables. Electronic tables do not use cards or chips. All players have their own individual screens which show their cards. There is a community screen to show the board.
There is no tipping, as there is no dealer. There are also no physical cards or chips.
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