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Who Invented the "Hole Cam" for Poker?


Question: Who Invented the "Hole Cam" for Poker?
Answer: Harry Orenstein patented the idea of the "hole cam," a camera that would show poker player's hole cards to TV viewers, in 1997.

The hole cam was firtst used by the Travel Channel in 2002 for the [link rl=http://poker.about.com/od/tournaments/p/worldpokertour.htm]World Poker Tour, and it sheparded in all the TV poker shows that followed.

Trivia Extra
Orenstein also is the inventor of The Transformers, the popular children's toy.

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