eads-Up Challenge was selected as a finalist, by impressing judges and operators alike with its fun, fast paced game play, design and graphics.
"Heads-Up Challenge is a great product and something that the industry needs right now," said Hal Lieberman, President of Lieberman Companies, a Minneapolis based distributor of coin operated amusement devices. "We haven’t had a breakthrough game in our market for some time and Heads-Up Challenge has all the makings of a big winner."
Heads-Up Challenge was on display throughout the three-day AMOA International Expo, which was attended by over 6,000 industry leaders. The product was originally launched in conjunction with the World Series of Poker in July and marks PokerTek’s first foray into the amusement business.
"Heads-Up Challenge was very well received at the Expo, and we’re excited about its prospects for success," said James Crawford, President of PokerTek, the manufacturer of Heads-Up Challenge. "We have worked hard to create something that is a source of profit for operators, a destination game for restaurant and bar patrons and, most of all, fun for players. After hearing the feedback from the show participants, we feel like we’re on track to deliver on all three goals."
PokerTek has begun limited distribution of Heads-Up Challenge to operators worldwide and volume production is on schedule for early 2008.