Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pa., which joined other Pennsylvania casinos in launching table games last month, is also home to a new generation of table games technology.

KYW’s Tony Romeo reports that Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board executive director Kevin O’Toole says Parx is the first casino in the state to use “iTables” — with a dealer who handles real cards but without real chips.  Betting is handled electronically.

The casino has six iTables for blackjack and two for poker.

O’Toole says the iTables, which are table games and not slot machines like fully electronic blackjack and poker, are a hybrid of human and machine play:

“Instead of buying in for gaming chips, the player buys in for credits, and the credits are programmed into that individual player’s betting pad which is right on the table.”

O’Toole says iTables allow for more a comprehensive audit of table game revenues which currently are essentially counted by hand.

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