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    Creepy robot dealers

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hey-p...225031488.html Is this the kind of experience that the average casino visitor wants? Seems like just a novelty that looks a lot like one of those old Party Poker players.

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    This would actually be a good thing if it came into wide use -- at least for players. It would be awful for those who derive income from dealing, but that's the way the world works. Many jobs from the 1950s no longer exist today because of technology, and this is the same.

    The reason this would help the players is because the expectation of tipping would be eliminated. You would be surprised how much tips drain from a player's bankroll. Players don't realize it because they only tip when winning, not realizing that they will eventually lose even more, and that those tips could have otherwise helped soften the blow from the losses.

    Casinos might have an incentive to utilize these robots (provided they're cheap enough) in order to keep gambler money flowing into the casino's coffers, rather than the tip jar, which can amount to as high as $100k per dealer per year in some places.

    Some people may not like playing with a robot dealer, though. In addition to being somewhat creepy and removing the human interaction element of table game play, it also can make people suspicious that the robot can somehow rig cards against them. I think that suspicion is unfounded, but gamblers are very superstitious and often try to find ways to explain why they lost.

    I'm not sure if this will ever catch on, though perhaps the novelty factor can help bring in new business.

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    Literally assumed this was a thread about the people who sell creepy sex robots.


    Not going to lie; disappointed.

     
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      JohnCommode: The sex robot market is indeed an underserved one.
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    Also I have to wonder if the cost of maintaining these monstrosities is going to grossly eclipse the salaries of human dealer.
    "Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

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