wTVision’s team used Poker Stats CG to provide graphics coverage on the final of Pokerstars.it tournament, in Saint Vicent, Italy.
PokerStars, the headline sponsor of several live Poker Tours, such as the Italian Poker Tour (IPT), worked with wTVision, a global provider of real-time graphics, for the first time. wTVision has the advantage of having a global geographical coverage made possible through the support of its offices located in different cities, worldwide.
The service provided to PokerStars included the project development (integration of PokerStats CG with the RFID table and cards), the implementation of the official graphics’ look&feel; of the EPT (European Poker Tour), and the operational service during the live broadcast.
One wTVision’s operator used Poker Stats CG to cover every single action in the final table and provide instant odds and pot sizes based on the live action. The RFID system offers a simple and flawless operation, since the system recognizes the cards (which are identified by unique tags) and the graphics are shown automatically. With this system the graphics’ operator is free to analyze game trends and detailed statistics and also to provide general interest graphics like leaderboards, global chip counts, and in-depth analysis of the player's performance.
This tournament was streamed live all over the world.
At the end, Alex Fraser, wTVision’s CTO commented: “This seems to be the future of live poker events. It is much cheaper than using hole cams for each player and it proved to be 100% accurate in reading the cards".