100xOdds
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May 6th, 2019 at 8:35:59 AM permalink
Ponta Delgada, capital of Sao Miguel island (largest of the 9 Azores islands).




casino is in a hotel near the pier and is not open till 4pm.
i will only have 15min to explore before i have to run back to the ship.

5min was spent on players card. you cant get in w/o it.
sign up promos only for residents, not tourists. :(

2 old e-Roulette tables.
2 regular roulette tables. (not open)
2 blackjack tables: pays 3:2, dont know if stand on s17 since wording is in Portuguese, no idea # of decks. (not open)

vp sucks.
you can bet up to 20 coins and a royal at max bet pays 16k units. didnt check if a Royal is proportional if you bet smaller amounts.
@0.20 euro denom, i saw 8/5/4 db and 7/5 JoB. didnt check the rest.

1/2 the slots are modernish. the other 1/2 are typical multi-game no name machines.

cash in but there's no ticket out. everything is handpay. (ANNOYING!)
when you cash out, the machine locks up.
you flag down a slot attendant and s/he will come back with cash.

theres a poker room with 2 poker tables (not open).
Last edited by: 100xOdds on May 6, 2019
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
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May 6th, 2019 at 10:25:01 AM permalink
Sounds as if your experience in Ponta Delgada was quite similar to mine. I posted my recollections in the Casino Chip of the Day thread almost a year ago after our cruise ship stopped in this port. Did you make it up to King's View (described in a bogus chip-of-the-day post about Monte Palace shortly before the one linked)?
100xOdds
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May 8th, 2019 at 4:55:18 AM permalink
Quote: Doc

Sounds as if your experience in Ponta Delgada was quite similar to mine. I posted my recollections in the Casino Chip of the Day thread almost a year ago after our cruise ship stopped in this port. Did you make it up to King's View (described in a bogus chip-of-the-day post about Monte Palace shortly before the one linked)?

have no idea what Kings view is?
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
Doc
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May 8th, 2019 at 6:04:04 AM permalink
I posted some info about it last year, intending for it to be entertaining. Perhaps I failed.
100xOdds
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May 7th, 2022 at 2:05:58 PM permalink
3yrs later and they still can't ticket out:

Still a Handpay no matter what cash out amount (ie: $5.20). :(
Annoying...

And WTF JoB?!


1st time i've seen 2pair pay 1 on JoB!
Didn't know you can set the game like that for JoB :o

Edit:
Just noticed it's 10/7 JoB?!?!
Wiz VP calculator says 93% return at max bet (20 coins)
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
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May 7th, 2022 at 3:31:48 PM permalink
SF and Straight also overpay, while 4OAK is normal and 2P is shorted. It's almost like they took the paytable from a different game and shoved it onto JoB.
Last edited by: Venthus on May 7, 2022
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May 7th, 2022 at 3:43:44 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds


Just noticed it's 10/7 JoB?!?!
Wiz VP calculator says 93% return at max bet (20 coins)
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Hopefully the mailers are exceptionally good.
Maybe there's a double zero roulette to play instead?
May the cards fall in your favor.
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May 7th, 2022 at 9:53:47 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds
And WTF JoB?!

1st time i've seen 2pair pay 1 on JoB!
Didn't know you can set the game like that for JoB :o

Edit:
Just noticed it's 10/7 JoB?!?!
Wiz VP calculator says 93% return at max bet (20 coins)
link to original post[/link



Have to be careful about Bonus Poker two-pair shortpays on the Strip as well. Sometimes bartops pay better than the ones on the main floor.
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May 7th, 2022 at 10:23:27 PM permalink
Quote: Venthus

It's almost like they took the paytable from a different game and shoved it onto JoB.
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I've seen a JoB pay table on a joker poker game in Germany. However, it didn't take much data collection to show the game was gaffed.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.

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