EvenBob
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December 12th, 2019 at 3:41:29 PM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

and was going to take a photo of the screen, but before I could even frame a shot, a security officer swooped in to stop me.



It's so ridiculous. You can wear a lapel
camera and take as much video as
want, undetected.
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jjjoooggg
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December 12th, 2019 at 9:20:34 PM permalink
Were there shuffle machines for blackjack?
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December 12th, 2019 at 10:02:12 PM permalink
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Were there shuffle machines for blackjack?



Was there some Chinese guy yelling at the security about American prison decks as he was being 86ed?
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December 12th, 2019 at 11:12:17 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

Was there some Chinese guy yelling at the security about American prison decks as he was being 86ed?



I'll probably never go to Macau anyway.
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December 13th, 2019 at 9:07:13 AM permalink
Good read... Western-centric info about gambling in Macau is sparse.

When you say there's no alcohol, do you mean NO ALCOHOL, like anywhere in the casino? Would I be able to get a drink at a bar somewhere and take it to a baccarat table, for example?

Are the drink carts you mentioned free of charge for gamblers, or do you have to pay per drink?
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December 13th, 2019 at 9:29:47 AM permalink
Thanks for the trip report. I'm interested to hear that the craps table had activity, as previous reports all mentioned that the tables weren't busy, and often not staffed. Maybe the game is catching on in Asia?
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December 17th, 2019 at 2:38:59 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob


Just a great story of what actual
playing is like in Macau. Did you
see much spitting by staff
onto the carpeted floors? I've
heard that Macau is famous
for dealers hawking up a big
wad and spitting it right onto the
carpet. Disgusting.



I still saw that happen in the late 90's. Not only staff. Players would do it too right in front you. It took SARS to completely stop that from happening. The spitting aside, but in my opinion Macau has become way too American. With in recent years even the banning of Advantage Players against shuffle machines.
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December 26th, 2019 at 2:56:29 AM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

How busy are these lone craps tables? Easy to get a spot or are you making bets from two rows back? Also, if you play the dark side does anyone care?



I never saw a completely-full table. Usually always one spot or two. They may look crowded but a lot of people just stand on the rail. You'd get yelled at for that in Vegas but in Macau the dealers won't correct you. As I mentioned, Chinese gamblers seem to "wait for the right moment" and then throw down huge bets.

Quote: EvenBob

Did you
see much spitting by staff
onto the carpeted floors? I've
heard that Macau is famous
for dealers hawking up a big
wad and spitting it right onto the
carpet. Disgusting.



Neither saw nor heard spitting in the casino. Honestly, Chinese people spit all the time and really loudly, but I never saw it on the floor.

Also, have to say that I agree about trip reports, which is why mine looks the way it does. We're on a gambling forum. If I want to know what the hotel looks like, I'll check TripAdvisor.

Quote: jjjoooggg

Were there shuffle machines for blackjack?



Wasn't paying attention, sorry :(

Quote: TigerWu

When you say there's no alcohol, do you mean NO ALCOHOL, like anywhere in the casino? Would I be able to get a drink at a bar somewhere and take it to a baccarat table, for example?

Are the drink carts you mentioned free of charge for gamblers, or do you have to pay per drink?



I don't think it was a hard and fast rule or law. I don't really recall any "on-the-floor" bars either, though.

Drink carts are free of charge. It didn't seem like tipping was regular or expected for the ladies manning the drink carts either.

Quote: Ayecarumba

Thanks for the trip report. I'm interested to hear that the craps table had activity, as previous reports all mentioned that the tables weren't busy, and often not staffed. Maybe the game is catching on in Asia?



I was up early one day (I think like 11am) to do some craps, and found the tables were always staffed.
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December 26th, 2019 at 9:16:06 AM permalink
I have found that Pai Gow (Tiles) are quite an Asian staple here in the USA, I didn't see any mention of it in trip report. Could this be played off the main floor?

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secularuncle
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December 26th, 2019 at 5:37:40 PM permalink
Quote: Suited89

I have found that Pai Gow (Tiles) are quite an Asian staple here in the USA, I didn't see any mention of it in trip report. Could this be played off the main floor?

Regards
Suited89



Didn't see a single Pai Gow table, tiles _or_ cards. Not a PG player so I wasn't paying attention to that, but I think Pai Gow must at least be very rare because I didn't see it. As I said, 90%+ of the table game areas are Baccarat + Sic Bo.

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