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Tournament Software
« on: December 29, 2009, 10:33:56 AM »
Hello!

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

Georg

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Re: Tournament Software
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 11:33:25 AM »
Hi there!

I currently use The Tournament Director for the main games http://www.thetournamentdirector.net/  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 http://www.cardroommagic.com/ 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 http://www.thatpokerclock.com/ 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.

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Stuart
« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 11:36:03 AM by stuamurr »
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Re: Tournament Software
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 02:01:36 AM »
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.

EuroPoker.com 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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Re: Tournament Software
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010, 03:25:14 PM »
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Re: Tournament Software
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 12:21:52 PM »
John,

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

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Re: Tournament Software
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2010, 03:30:02 AM »
I use SimpleTourneyManager .  It is an inexpensive alternative for small tournaments, but still feature rich.  Also, the owner and programmer of the software is very responsive to suggestions or bug reports.  The only negative is that it requires Microsoft Excel to run.
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Re: Tournament Software
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2010, 10:54:15 AM »
You are right, he did ask what software. The Prodealer Button is replacing software solution. This way everyone can see what your blinds are and what time is left. Plus if you are really wanting a software solution that runs on a laptop, we can integrate in to any software solution as well.

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Re: Tournament Software
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2010, 10:54:59 PM »
Although we don't run cash games, we do run numerous tournaments with up to 130 players a night and we use Poker Tournament Supervisor, which is low cost and very functional.  There is continuous development being done on the software, but there are one or two glitches you should be aware of before using it to run your own tournament. 

It is available for about $20 per license at www.pokertournamentsupervisor.com.  The only glitch I have found is the ability to add players once the tournament has started.  We have run tournaments of up to 150 players with this software and it is flexible in figuring the payout structure, assigning tables and seats, randomizing, etc. 

I recommend it.

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Re: Tournament Software
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 11:40:07 PM »
Although we don't run cash games, we do run numerous tournaments with up to 130 players a night and we use Poker Tournament Supervisor, which is low cost and very functional.  There is continuous development being done on the software, but there are one or two glitches you should be aware of before using it to run your own tournament. 

It is available for about $20 per license at www.pokertournamentsupervisor.com.  The only glitch I have found is the ability to add players once the tournament has started.  We have run tournaments of up to 150 players with this software and it is flexible in figuring the payout structure, assigning tables and seats, randomizing, etc. 

I recommend it.

Cheers,
Eric Meadows
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I didn't talk about PokerTournamentSupervisor, since we used this new software for the France Poker Tour, but with a special version for us : there was no player assignement, only a number of players to decrease by pressing a key.
(satellites handled from 500 to 1.500 players in one only room, so we couldn't bust every name one by one ;-)

The developper is very nice and listen to the directors needs to improve his software.

A great software to be, with a nice look.

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Re: Tournament Software
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2010, 10:31:36 PM »
Hi Everybody,

I am looking  for a Tournament Registration Software but not Tournament Clock !!!.
I am runnung offline tournaments about 150 player.
Can anybody help me  please ....

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Re: Tournament Software
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2010, 07:17:19 AM »
I think Microsoft Access would be your solution then?

But now I'm really curious!  Why would you not want the tournament software fully inclusive with player management, seating and clock all together?

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Re: Tournament Software
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2010, 07:43:12 AM »
Whether Access (database software) is your best choice depends upon what you want/need to do.  If all you want to do is keep a record of player names, date of registration, amount paid and date paid, etc.  Access may be more work than it is worth.  You might be better off with a simple spreadsheet such as Excel.  That said, you can also use one of any number of freeware products for either the database or spreadsheet.  Personally, I like OpenOffice.org.

Before anyone can give you a really intelligent answer, we need more information from you.  Stuarts question about integration is certainly to the point.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Tournament Software
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2010, 08:43:08 AM »
Old thread, but I'll throw my hat in the ring since I didn't see it mentioned above.

Dr. Neau's Tournament Manager: http://drneau.com/TournamentManager.htm

I honestly can't believe what casinos have paid for "The Clock"...

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Re: Tournament Software
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2010, 09:24:12 PM »
Hello!
We are new in Texas Holdem in our casino and for some reason the management bought Drneau software. I tested a few times and it seems to be OK but we did not organized real tournaments yet. Are there any problems with this software?
Thank you

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Re: Tournament Software
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2014, 12:49:28 AM »
I developed my own software and I already use it for my tournaments: The Treek's Poker Tournament Director.

I wrote more info about it here http://www.pokertda.com/forum/index.php?topic=979.0