Players may avoid this for the same reason they elect real Roulette over automated Roulette or real Blackjack over automated blackjack - real cards, with no random number generator determining what each player gets.
How many people have the theory that slots are rigged? Plenty I would imagine. This machine would have to generate cards. I am not saying the odds are any different, but there is the impression people may get. If they draw bad cards - its the machine's fault.
I will find merit, but to value this at $82m is maybe on the generous side. What are the possibilities outside the US and maybe Canada?