Players Love How the PokerPro Table Speeds Up Play, Eliminates Mistakes - Sunday 4th of December 2005

Riding the huge wave of

poker popularity, PokerTek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTEK) has installed its PokerPro(TM)

tables at four additional casinos in the months of October and November.

After installing tables at its Hollywood, Fla., Seminole Hard Rock Hotel

and Casino earlier this year, the Seminole Tribe installed PokerPro tables at

a second facility, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, Fla.

In addition to the four PokerPro tables at its Winstar Casino, the

Chickasaw Tribe of Oklahoma installed PokerPro tables at two additional

casinos and has ordered tables for its fourth casino. With this installation,

scheduled for early December, PokerTek will have a total installed base of 21

PokerPro tables.

According to Charlie Lombardo, senior vice president of gaming operations

for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, "PokerPro will increase the profitability

of our poker rooms, so we are thrilled to be installing PokerPro tables in

another one of our six poker rooms. We believe PokerPro has a future in all

poker rooms. Once players try it, many prefer it to manual poker tables. Its

also a great way to introduce new players to the game."

PokerPro provides casinos the opportunity to enter the poker business with

minimum start-up costs and the opportunity to achieve increased profitability

by reducing the labor intensive nature of the poker room and by speeding up

play. PokerPro can also be added to existing poker rooms, giving players an

option between manual tables and the faster-paced, mistake-free PokerPro


PokerPro, a completely new way of playing poker, utilizes electronic cards

and chips, thus combining the interactive benefits of traditional poker with

the advantages of computer and graphics technology. It is gaining rapid

acceptance among players because it speeds up play and delivers more hands per

hour; it eliminates player and dealer mistakes (because there is no dealer);

and it is less intimidating for new players. Theres one other monetary

benefit to the player -- no dealer tipping!

"Poker players can only make money when they are in the hand, and because

of the lightning fast speed of the PokerPro table, they can be in a hand more

often," said Lyle Berman, chairman of the board for PokerTek.

Berman added, "Players cannot bet or fold out of turn or bet an incorrect

amount on the PokerPro table, thereby eliminating the disagreements that can

slow the pace of the game."

The growth of poker over the past two years has been nothing short of

phenomenal. The World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour (WPT) and other

organizations have exploded the appetite for poker in the United States and

abroad. The American Gaming Association reports that nearly one in five

American adults played poker during the last 12 months, a more than 50 percent

increase from the previous year. Consumer spending on poker has reached new

levels as well. According to the American Gaming Association, in Nevada and

New Jersey (the only states that track poker revenue), Americans spent

$151.7 million on organized poker in 2004, a staggering 45 percent increase

over 2003 figures.

PokerTek, which installed the first PokerPro tables last May, completed an

IPO of its common stock on October 15. With estimates by Casino City Press of

approximately 6,660 poker tables worldwide, PokerTek officials believe that

there are substantial growth opportunities for the company as more and more

players experience the benefits of PokerPro.

PokerTek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTEK), headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., was

formed to develop and market the PokerPro(TM) system, an electronic poker

table that provides a fully-automated poker room environment to tribal

casinos, commercial casinos and card clubs. The PokerPro(TM) system is

designed to increase casino revenue by increasing hands per hour, while

helping to reduce the labor costs within poker rooms. The PokerPro(TM) system

is also designed to increase players gaming experience by increasing the pace

of play, eliminating dealer and player mistakes, and eliminating the need for

dealer tipping.

For additional information about PokerTek and PokerPro, visit

Safe Harbor

Statements made in this press release, other than those containing

historical information, are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the

safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of

1995. The forward looking statements herein include, but are not limited to,

the expected adoption of the PokerPro tables by casinos, the expected

acceptance of the PokerPro system by players, the expected increase in

profitability of poker rooms that install PokerPro tables and the expected

growth opportunities of the Company. Forward-looking statements involve

known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Companys

actual results in future periods to differ materially from those set forth

herein. These risks include that casinos may not adopt and install the

PokerPro tables at the rate currently expected by management, players may not

recognize the benefits offered by the PokerPro tables and may not prefer the

electronic tables over manual tables, and casinos may not realize increased

profits as a result of the installation of PokerPro tables. There are

additional risks related to the Companys products and its business identified

in the Companys final prospectus filed with the Securities Exchange

Commission on October 14, 2005. Copies of the Companys filings with the U.S.

Securities and Exchange Commission are available from the SEC or may be

obtained upon request from the Company. The Company does not undertake any

obligation to update the information contained herein, which speaks only as of

this date. In addition, the Company, through its senior management, may from

time to time make forward-looking public statements concerning the matters

described herein. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates

reflecting the judgment of the Companys senior management based upon current

information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no

assurance that such factors or other factors will not affect the accuracy of

such forward-looking statements.

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