CyrusV
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May 14th, 2017 at 7:32:37 AM permalink
Thought I'd share this side option which is offered in some UK casinos and replaces the weekly longest Bank streak promotion in Gentings.

9 boxes on the table, if you have the button which moves left to right each time there is a Player outcome (you have to place a valid B or P bet).

8 banks in a row = £50 bonus.
9 banks in a row = £100 bonus.
10 banks in a row = £200 bonus.
11 banks in a row = £500 bonus.

If you get 12 banks in a row the minimum payout is £2k.

This is a progressive pot, as it hasn't been won for at least a month it currently stands at £32,000 (over $40k for doing nothing other than being very lucky). Usually 4/5 tables open (4am ~ noon grave shift, usually a single table operating).

Never got a sniff for first few nights, barely managing to get 6 in a row. On 3rd night 9 banks in a row, 10th hand gave the bank to 4 side cards, no 9 card [damn]. Other than a few streaks of 11, I'm amazed it hasn't been won yet, because the prior weekly longest banker option always produced at least a 12 Banker streak, I find it strange there has been any in close to a month.

A woman was very unlucky last night, she pulled 15 bankers in a row, unfortunately a Tie hand interrupted the streak.
lightningbolts
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May 14th, 2017 at 1:40:00 PM permalink
This sounds like the house funds this? At some jackpot level, depending on minbet and players, it becomes profitable to play though if you're in the wrong seat or full table that sucks. If you have the button at 11 bankers, then 12 bankers happens next hand for a different player, do you still get 500?
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May 14th, 2017 at 2:38:31 PM permalink
Are the prizes cumulative? In other words, if the player on the button gets 9 Banks, does he win 100 or 150 pounds?
Last edited by: Wizard on May 14, 2017
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
CyrusV
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May 14th, 2017 at 3:49:55 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Are the prizes cumulative? In other words, if the player on the button gets 9 Banks, does he win 50 or 150 pounds?


Nope, you only get the one prize, if the streak ended at 9 banks, you get paid £100.

Quote: lightningbolts

This sounds like the house funds this? At some jackpot level, depending on minbet and players, it becomes profitable to play though if you're in the wrong seat or full table that sucks. If you have the button at 11 bankers, then 12 bankers happens next hand for a different player, do you still get 500?


The button won't move until the Banker streak ends, or if the punter decided not to place a bet, in which case everything resets from scratch.


One of the managers was saying every time the dealer inserts a B or P decision into the computer/score board the pot increments, hence the £31k, he also said they paid out £38k a while back. It used to be, whoever got the longest banker streak for the week took it all, now they have those smaller payouts for 8 banks and any 12 banker streak takes all, no more waiting until midnight Sunday.

Just wanted to add, if you ever get to 11 Bankers, with the current payout, ensure you have a spare £2350 on you, or able to borrow it from other players. Because sitting on 11 bankers is like a free bet, you would load up on all opposing bets, table max £2000 on the Player, table max £250 on the Tie (paying 9-1) and table max £100 on UR way Tie.

UR Way Egalite outlined here; https://wizardofodds.com/games/baccarat/side-bets/egalite/
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May 14th, 2017 at 4:46:05 PM permalink
Seems like a good promo for the player. If you were playing at a £25 table using 8 decks always betting minimum on banker, this is what you need for breakeven meters:


Players Breakeven Meter
1 £3,367
2 £9,012
3 £14,657
4 £20,303
5 £25,948
6 £31,593
7 £37,239
8 £42,884
9 £48,529


You need roughly £5,645 extra in the meter per player to break even.
Last edited by: lightningbolts on May 14, 2017
lightningbolts
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May 14th, 2017 at 4:46:05 PM permalink
lol I posted extra trying to format tables
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May 14th, 2017 at 4:46:05 PM permalink
Actually could be better than this...above is when button moves at end of streak.
Last edited by: lightningbolts on May 14, 2017
UCivan
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May 14th, 2017 at 8:17:59 PM permalink
"Banker" or "Bank"? "Banker Streak" or "Bank Streak"?
CyrusV
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May 16th, 2017 at 10:27:15 AM permalink
As of last night still not won, it was standing at £37,700. Was speaking to staff, it turns out for every Bank or Player decision, .25p is added to the jackpot, basically £1 per four decisions. It highlights that casino's are not interested in the 5% Banker tax in order to make a profit, as they are returning that (as well as 5% of non-commissioned Player payouts) into the prize pool, yet Baccarat still remains their biggest earner.

Few runs of 11, yet 12 Banks in a row continues to remain elusive. As tempting as it seems to park one-self 24/7, there is no guarantee you are going to be in possession of the button and it becomes a drag after 12 hours and you're up against the regular local ethnic husband and wife teams.
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May 16th, 2017 at 10:42:03 AM permalink
Yeah that's a good point. This is a dream for teams...just occupy every seat until it hits.

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