This is a big release for PokerPro," said Chris Halligan, PokerTek’s CEO. "There are some great features in this version of our game and we can’t wait to get it out to our customers."
The new software is scheduled to debut in early March at a soon-to-be announced installation at a US casino. PokerTek expects to announce the casino’s identity shortly after the opening of the casino’s new 100% PokerPro room.
Selected key features included in version 2.1 are: Rabbit Hunting, PokerPro Rewards,and Seven Card Stud. PokerPro deals up to 100% faster than a manual table. Hi, Hi/Lo and Razz are all available. With regards to Player Session Statistics, players can now privately view historical statistics about their play, such as Hands Played vs. Hands Won, Flops Seen vs. Hands Played and Showdowns Won vs. Showdowns Played.
Other features are: Straddles, a popular option in most poker rooms, players can select to post a straddle bet which can create more action and bigger pots, and Chop Blinds, a common option that keeps the game moving when all players in the hand have folded pre-flop except the two players who have posted blinds.
"We’re excited about this version of our software," said Hal Shinn, PokerTek’s CTO. "Players are eager to try Rabbit Hunting, Straddles, Chopping Blinds and Session Stats. Operators are energized about PokerPro Rewards. And Seven Card Stud on PokerPro is a revelation. We’ve seen upwards of 30 hands per hour, which makes Stud a profitable game for the card room."