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I was just wondering, what software is used out there. I use "The Clock"


Stuart Murray:
Hi there!

I currently use The Tournament Director for the main games  It is a fantastic piece of kit developed by one man, and has excellent support and user forums, it is fully customisable with your own screens and pretty cheap also! (I can also provide you with Sound/Event files etc to get you started right into show off level!  It is widely used across the World and definitely one of the front runners outside Card-rooms but is used commercially in smaller card rooms.

One other software I have been looking at is CardroomMAGIC which is used by all the big casino names in the UK.  but contact is poor and I have not yet got a price for the software (I think it is going to be prohibitively excessive!)

I also use for side games/ after games a simple clock which does not require any amount of setup to run called That Poker Clock which is free and a simple set-up for sidegames.

Thats my standard clock screen using The Tournament Director

I know there is two big names used by US Card Rooms one is called genesis gaming, maybe a US member can give you more detail on them.


What type of software are you looking? Tournament Clock only or Player Tracking and Registry?

Many major card rooms now use the genesis gaming "Bravo" system. It's a very good system and is used at many Harrah's and MGM properties among others. Like any program it has pros and cons. The software while very technically sound is not very user friendly. It is prohibitively expensive and as far as I know is only available on a lease only basis.

There a many many many tournament clocks if you just do a quick search.

My favorites are in no particular order:

That Poker Clock - Very limited by stylish clock. You can add/delete blind levels and change languages and background themes, but that is all. No players. No Prize Pool. No Payouts. Tournament Clock - This clock is a bit more useful. You can add/delete blind levels. Create a Prize Pool with Number of Entries and Players remaining, including payouts by percentage. Very stylish design and is also listed now as Hollywood Poker Clock. What's the draw back? Unfortunately the inner clock workings take 1.08 seconds for every 1 second elapsed in real time. Therefore, you lose 10 seconds for every 2 minutes of play, making the each level last that much longer.

The Tournament Directors Clock - Illustrated by Stuart.

The Clock - Which you already have and is still used by smaller tournament stops.

The Simple Tournament Director - Has some very nice features as well. But is often down because the programmer has server issues. But a offline version may be downloaded. You need Java to run.

The Poker-Clock - Is another one that is able to run either on your desktop or straight from the web. Have been unable to go thru the pros and cons.

PokerHost Pro - Never tried.

Poker Tournament Manger - yet another clock. Mostly usable for home tourney's or small rooms with 50 players or less. Has the ability to do minimal player tracking and seating.

and many many more....

but... I suppose you wanted to know what I was using... lol

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Stuart Murray:

He asked what SOFTWARE was used not for a dealer button with a clock.


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