Lyle Berman Crushes PLO Big Game at Excalibur

by , Nov 21, 2008 | 1:54 pm

The 4-card hold’em action took place last night, as seen here:

One of the cool things about poker at Excalibur is that it’s the one place where you can find 50-cent/1-dollar action in Las Vegas … and being played on electronic tables, there’s no dealer tipping. Another cool thing … you can change the game being dealt with relative ease. And that’s what they did last night when Lyle Berman showed up (with David Sklansky and a few others) to play $1/$2 Pot Limit Omaha.

($100 min buy-in, $500 max)

Berman (left), if you recall, wrote the chapter in Super/System about PLO. He also happens to be Chairman of the Board of PokerTek — makers of the PokerPro electronic tables at Excalibur.

4 Comments to “Lyle Berman Crushes PLO Big Game at Excalibur”

  1. Ed

    I bet he knows all the special h4x.

  2. DanM

    h4x … hmmm. hands for …

    special effects something?

    ahh, wait, never mind … I found it:

  3. zachdealer

    slowly the machines take over the human jobs. I’m surprised sports books have not converted to machines yet.

  4. DanM

    evolution is rough, man. I bet the horse-and-buggy makers were none-too-happy when that newfangled “car” came out.

    likewise, autoworkers weren’t happy when robots started showing up on the assembly lines.

    but this is the 21st Century we’re looking at.

    fwiw, while pokertek rooms cost so much less to operate, they are still operated by poker-room people who know the how real action rolls. So while the 12-table room at excalibur can now run with only 4 employees, there were 4 new jobs created (times however many shifts) for every 12 or 20 or whatever that were cut.

    So who’s gonna have poker room jobs in the future? He or she who understands technology’s role in an old game.

    No different than cars (probably not the best comparison in Nov ’08) … where people with old-school car experience and new-school robot expertise where in high demand.