TF History 102: Creator Of Poker's Hole Card Cam Gets Honored!
Thursday, October 30th, 2008 7:28pm CDTCategories: Toy News, People News
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Who is Henry Orenstein you might ask? A Holocaust survivor turned toymaker, turned inventor, turned 80 year old poker tournament champ, Orenstein is credited in the early 80's with convincing HASBRO to market and produce Transformers toys in the U.S.
Besides being so important to our community and the history of our toys, he has also invented the idea for the hole card camera, used when televising poker tournaments to show observers the cards that the players have in their holes, allowing us to know what they know without the other players in the game knowing, and allowing commentators to better analyze play. For this invention he is being enshrined in the 'Poker Hall Of Fame'.
You can read the short article here.
Read more about Orenstein by clicking the above link.
Thanks to Scaleface for also digging up that he patented rub sign technology!!! Whoa!
This ends today's Transformers obscure history lesson class. Use your knowledge for good.
Credit(s): Scaleface, Mercury News.com