DB Dealer Launched
PORTLAND, Oregon – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The kitchen, clock and cell phone alarm ringing is finally silenced, as two entrepreneurs from Oregon introduce the DB Dealer(TM), a device that combines two essential elements of poker tournament play: the dealer button and the blind timer.
For years, casino, club, and home-based tournament players have used various methods to mark the time between required minimum bet increases (called blinds). These have ranged from the obvious (kitchen, stovetop and microwave timers) to the absurd (old-fashioned buzzer clocks and cell phone alarms).
The DB Dealer is a round, high-quality plastic device that is the size of a standard casino dealer button (a little larger than a poker chip). It includes the ability to serve as a dealer button (the chip/button that moves from player to player to indicate which person will enjoy the most advantageous betting position) along with the functionality of a blind timer through a built-in LED timer.
"It made perfect sense to combine these two key poker tournament functions into a single piece that could be circulated on the tabletop, from player to player," said Jeff Klein, DB Dealer inventor. "The DB Dealer can be set in five-minute increments up to 95 minutes, so no one will ever need to scramble to set and then reset any other alert system."
Using the DB Dealer in a tournament setting, players hear an audible alarm at the one-minute blind increase warning, and again to signify the end of the round. At the end of each round, the DB Dealer resets itself to the last setting used until the reset button is pressed. Players can also stop and start the blind timer at any point during the round. When not in use, the DB Dealer automatically shuts off after two hours to conserve its battery.
For convenience, the DB Dealer is packaged in a box specifically designed to fit into any poker chipset card deck slot.