PokerTek Launches EZ Baccarat™ With DEQ
MATTHEWS, N.C., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK) announces today that it has licensed and completed development of EZ Baccarat™ on its ProCore platform and has carried out its first installations of the product.
"It was an important business decision for us to partner with DEQ Systems (DEQ.V) and Talisman Group to license and jointly develop EZ Baccarat™ on our ProCore electronic gaming platform," stated Mark Roberson, Chief Executive Officer of PokerTek. "The EZ Baccarat™ operating system has enjoyed phenomenal success, growing to over 500 games in multiple jurisdictions and countries in less than three years. Our initial installations on cruise ships in Asia occurred this week, and we expect approvals for other markets to follow. EZ Baccarat™ is an excellent addition to our library, and we are excited about the opportunity to expand EZ Baccarat™ into the electronic game platform market."
"We are very pleased to debut our electronic table game product offering of EZ Baccarat™ with PokerTek," stated Earle G. Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer of DEQ. "EZ Baccarat™ has distinguished itself as the player's choice for baccarat and is in demand in the electronic table game space. PokerTek's leadership and diligent delivery of a compliant performing replica of EZ Baccarat™ is a credit to the company, and we are excited to see them add EZ Baccarat™ to their game library and to offer it to their distinguished clientele."
About EZ Baccarat™
EZ Baccarat is a revolutionary method of accelerating the speed of baccarat by eliminating the commission. The winning hand Bank commission is replaced by "barring" one specific winning Bank hand. The EZ Baccarat method bars a three card total of seven and is trademarked as the "Dragon 7™". Players can also make optional side wagers called Dragon 7 and Panda 8. The Dragon 7 is when the Banker wins with a total of seven consisting of three cards and pays 40 to 1. The Panda 8 is when the Player wins with a total of eight consisting of three cards and pays 25 to 1. The EZ Baccarat methodology and side bets bet were co-created by Robin Powell and TJ Tejeda of Talisman Group. These methods and trademarks are protected within the scope of DEQ's no commission baccarat intellectual property portfolio that protects all methodologies such as barred hands and reduced banked winning wagers.
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ABOUT DEQ SYSTEMS
DEQ Systems Corp. (DEQ.V) is a customer centric company that delivers best of breed table game technology related products to the global gaming industry that adds value and increases client revenue. DEQ provides table game bonusing technology, table games, table game results tracking and jackpot connectivity solutions to more than 275 casinos in 30 countries. DEQ is an intellectual property focused company that has an extensive patent portfolio of more than 20 patents recognized in 50 countries.
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