Breaking Tradition: Poker Night Goes Hi-Tech

Breaking Tradition: Poker Night Goes Hi-Tech

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Jason Yang
Jun 24, 2011

Technology has touched us in almost every aspect of life. Poker night is one of those traditions where it's still best played with buddies around a table in person with beer, chips,and real live chips and cards. We take a look at some fascinating tech and methods for playing that high or low stakes game of poker, whether online or in person.

Electronic Poker Table

Marketed to casino operators, there's no reason a wealthy individual couldn't set one of these bad boys up in their man cave. Each player gets their own individual screen with a center screen acting as the dealer and showing the public cards. No more shuffling, cheating, mistakes, or dealers!

Automatic Shuffler

Google Shopping shows over 1,800 results for "automatic shuffler" and we find it pretty incredible you can buy one for under $10! Games will fly by so much quicker without the responsibility of shuffling as well as limiting the possibility of cheating and the random game of 52 card pickup.

Online Poker

Sites such as Yahoo! Games provide plenty of options for you to play online for free and for fun without money involved. There are plenty of gambling sites out there but we'd recommend you stay away and stick to the Monopoly money.

Video Games

Many of the video game systems carry poker games, such as World Series of Poker for the Wii or High Stakes Vegas for the PS3.

Movl's fun Google TV concept (via ars technica) has players sit around a single television (or can join remotely) and play a common game, each using their own smartphone to play in coordination with the big screen and each other.

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