Pai Gow Mania

June 30th, 2013 at 10:03:22 PM permalink
beachbumbabs
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I went looking to see whether anybody in the US is still dealing Pai Gow Mania (back 8-10 years ago, Harrah's KC and Trump Marina AC were two places I found it). The only one I found was at Fitzgerald's LV, which of course is now the D (obviously an old website). Those of you who play there, is it possible they're still dealing Mania after the ownership change? Anybody know if it's being dealt anywhere? I heard anecdotally in KC that the installers had told them the 5A hand (top bonus) only hit at whatever percentage (maybe once a year), and like cards can do, it got hit twice within a week, so KC was expected to close it soon - was that what happened to it everywhere? Thanks for any answers, especially any leads.
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July 9th, 2013 at 7:35:30 PM permalink
knagl
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Yes, they still have one table of Pai Gow Mania at The D (as of the end of June, 2013). They also have at least one table with Fortune Pai Gow Poker. $5 minimums weekdays, up to $10 on weekend evenings. $5 minimum on the two Mania bonus bets.
July 9th, 2013 at 7:56:05 PM permalink
Paigowdan
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There's also a table I believe in Missouri. Hollywood casino St. Louis.
I like "PGM." Fun little game with single-digit installs.
It cannot be dealt quickly, and few Pai Gow poker players want to play three card poker in the midst of their Pai Gow poker action.
But I like both games in this mix, and will say that I like this game, but think there is little market for it.

There's an old and long thread on this game from a while ago.
Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes - Henry David Thoreau. Like Dealers' uniforms - Dan.
July 9th, 2013 at 8:04:21 PM permalink
rdw4potus
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Quote: Paigowdan
There's also a table I believe in Missouri. Hollywood casino St. Louis.
I like "PGM." Fun little game with single-digit installs.
It cannot be dealt quickly, and few Pai Gow poker players want to play three card poker in the midst of their Pai Gow poker action.
But I like both games in this mix, and will say that I like this game, but think there is little market for it.

There's an old and long thread on this game from a while ago.


I like this game as well. Played it a couple times at Bally's (on the WWW floor) in AC. I bet it'd work better as a digital game, where the slowdown could be minimized.
"So as the clock ticked and the day passed, opportunity met preparation, and luck happened." - Maurice Clarett
July 9th, 2013 at 8:21:53 PM permalink
Paigowdan
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Quote: rdw4potus
I like this game as well. Played it a couple times at Bally's (on the WWW floor) in AC. I bet it'd work better as a digital game, where the slowdown could be minimized.


Everything works faster in electronic digital form.

There was a day when our "Internet-equivalent" was the public library using index cards. (I remember the librarian ladies in their bun hairdos and "V-eye" glasses frames acting as our personal browsers.) Hypertext protocol stomps the shit out of the Dewey Decimal system, - not meaning to show our age. Digital games beat felt layout games if speed were the only criterion.

Like I said: Everything works faster in electronic digital form.
Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes - Henry David Thoreau. Like Dealers' uniforms - Dan.

 

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