ChipTic will enable and provide live chip counts and live tournament leaderboards for ALL the 2012 WSOP events and for ALL the players who have entered each tournament!
Poker, for the first time ever, will have its own live in-game scoreboard so people can follow along at home. This scoreboard will appear exclusively on WSOP.com during the 2012 WSOP as well as on monitors throughout the tournament footprint for players to view.
You can read a lot more information about the WSOP using the ChipTic system by reading the Google Docs of the OVERVIEW – ChipTic Live Reporting Software System for 2012 WSOP Dealers.
ChipTic WSOP 2012
ChipTic uses Blackberry Playbook tablets fitted into each Dealers Chip tray to update the central system.
Players in each tournament can also update their followers with their progress and hands, a bit like Twitter, using their own personal ChipTic account. There is a cost for using ChipTic.
When the players tournament information is updated then it will appear as live on WSOP.com and anyone using a mobile device.
The whole system allows specific feeds or reports, so if you want to want to follow players from your home country then ChipTic will be able to keep you updated on their chip stacks and tournament position. Great news for local poker news sites and, lets face it, all poker sites that do live reporting of poker tournaments.
As it is updated by WSOP Dealers, Employees or ChipTic Staff then errors may occur but that is nothing to worry about as it is only a guideline and not the official WSOP result or count. Nothing to worry about apart from the occasional unintended heart attack or false positive when your player – who you have a large percentage – of suddenly loses a monster amount of chips or goes to the top of the live tournament chip count!
ChipTic passes the sugar and the live test
ChipTic was live tested at the WSOP Circuit Event in Council Bluffs, Iowa in April in 2012. It seemed to work very well, otherwise the WSOP would not be using it this year.
Buz, posted on the twoplustwo forum saying they have were part of the live test of ChipTic at the WSOP Circuit Event in Council Bluffs …
As a dealer at the WSOP Circuit event in Council Bluffs, I used the ChipTic in their test. All the dealer does is push a button (or two) when a player is seated or when a player busts, and enter player chip counts during the tournament breaks. Pretty easy stuff. Pain to count down everybody’s chip stack during the break but dealers aren’t doing anything but guarding chips during the breaks anyways.