By Andrew Liszewski
Even if you don’t have the hilarious (cough) banter of the poker playing celebrities you see on TV, you can at least make it feel like you’re playing in the ‘big’ leagues with the Poker Genie. It’s an electronic tournament clock that displays the time remaining in the current blinds level, as well as the ante and the small and big blinds.
The high-contrast, green LCD display is visible up to 40 feet away so no one at the table should have problem seeing it and more importantly, shouldn’t have to keep asking what the big blind is at. For less experienced players the Poker Genie can be used to automatically calculate your blind schedule and will even tell you how many chips of each color to give to each player. More advanced players can actually program their own blind schedules and enter custom blinds, antes and level lengths.
The Poker Genie usually retails for around $49.97, but most places including Amazon seem to be sold out.