Alright....after a bit of thought I`m going after the product alone.
First,.... yes. I do play poker....I would bluff and say that I`m not bad at all but you`ll have to see for yourself. Find Chicago West On UltimateBet.com and that`s me.
Sooo........The Ultimate Dealer Button.
I love the idea. BUT (there`s always a big but getting in the way) What I truly believe would set this product apart from all of the other gizmogadgets is .......a color backlit screen.......yep, just like you see on your phone/pda.
The one thing that is synonymous with cheap is a green screen liquid crystal display. Yes.....they use less battery. So what. Let it glow with 65,000 colors using four AAA batteries and you will have the product that everyone will be looking for.
I know that you`ve already considered it and determined that it didn`t matter. But I say that it will be the difference between a toy and a tool. One is a play thing, and one is a real piece of equipment used for doing business that a lot of people take very seriously. I would argue that you could even get casinos to post mini tournaments using your button if it were built so that it was a substantial piece of equipment. I can really see guys trying to get into a ten player mini tournament live just like they would online.
Somebody tell me....am I splitting hairs on this? What`s the cost difference between the way it is now and a fully lit color screen. Sure.....add all of the progamming too. I know we are talking big bucks. I would like to know how much more. Just curious. I would say that if you can`t get the color version, you should welcome the big box stores openly and try to sell as many as you can as fast as possible......then let loose with the color version soon thereafter.
Best of luck!
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