, a developer and manufacturer of automated poker tables and software, has cracked its home state market for the first time.

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel in Cherokee recently installed five of PokerTek’s PokerPro tables. The tables represent the casino’s first entry into live automated poker.

"The games are very popular in other markets, and we’re confident our customers will be pleased also," said Ron Hager, director of Table Games at the casino, in a statement. "Players will find Texas Hold’em, Seven Card Stud and Omaha cash games and tournaments, with a wide variety of limits and buy-ins."