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wrongway
wrongway
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March 5th, 2013 at 1:44:05 PM permalink
We played Free Bet for the first time last week and really enjoyed it. We usually run a small progression and it was nice to have the free bet so as not to get wiped out at the upper levels of the progression by losing a bunch of splits and doubles.

We were going to play at Golden Nugget but the table was full when we went there. We found it at the Mirage and it was $10 in the mornings which is perfect for our level of play. It went to $15 later. We also saw it at the Casino Royale but the blackjack only paid 6 to 5 there, it paid 3 to 2 at Mirage and I did not notice at the Golden Nugget. I know the locations are noted on the Free Bet Facebook page but I don't believe the pay outs are. Another interesting thing is that if we had a dealer bet up, they also got the free bet.
Switch
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May 12th, 2013 at 2:50:21 PM permalink
Thanks for the feedback wrongway and I've only just seen your post otherwise I would have replied sooner.

You are correct in that The Golden Nugget and Mirage pay 3/2 while Casino Royale pays 6/5. The game will be heading into The Venetian and Palazzo in June and they will be 3/2 games.

If the game eventually heads into more casinos (and both 6/5 & 3/2 versions are used) then I agree that it would be a good idea to show the rules used in the various casinos.

FWIW Mirage and Golden Nugget also offer 'Surrender' whereas Casino Royale does not.
wrongway
wrongway
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May 12th, 2013 at 3:59:15 PM permalink
It's great to see it going into some more places. We will be going back out to Vegas in July and August. We look forward to checking it out in the new places.
Switch
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May 12th, 2013 at 4:36:08 PM permalink
Thanks wrongway - I'll still be in Vegas early July so look out for me at the Free Bet table, probably at The Nugget or The Venetian.

If you manage to find me then I'll give you a gold 'Free Bet' coin as a memento :-)
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May 12th, 2013 at 4:43:36 PM permalink
I will be going to Blackhawk Wednesday after finals. Will see if MardiGras still has Switch. Will report on table games in general and side bets. Bust It Bonus was all over the place last year!
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ams288
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May 13th, 2013 at 6:52:30 AM permalink
I played it at The Mirage in March. I really enjoyed it. The table was pretty much empty while I was playing so I didn't play as long as I would have liked cause I hate empty tables, but I had fun.

I love the BJ variation games (BJ Switch is my usual Vegas go-to game, I play it all up and down the strip). This one feels less "carny-ish" with the BJ's paying 3-2 compared to even money in BJ Switch.

I'll be back to Vegas in two weeks and I'm gonna give it another go at The Mirage.
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Switch
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May 13th, 2013 at 8:18:47 AM permalink
Thanks for the feedback ams288. I hope that The Mirage now have player information cards on the game as I believe that it helps to gain player awareness on new games.

Good luck in 2 weeks and if you're there after the 30th then look out for me at the tables.
UCivan
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May 13th, 2013 at 8:25:31 AM permalink
Quote: Switch

Thanks for the feedback ams288. I hope that The Mirage now have player information cards on the game as I believe that it helps to gain player awareness on new games.

Couldn't you offer them some free rack cards to put on the table?
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May 13th, 2013 at 9:42:34 AM permalink
Quote: UCivan

Couldn't you offer them some free rack cards to put on the table?



Yes, absolutely ! I gave them free rack cards but, unfortunately, they don't always display them on the table.

Last time I was there, they were planning on printing their own rack cards so I will be interested to see if they have done that when I return at the end of the month.
ams288
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May 13th, 2013 at 10:29:15 AM permalink
When I was there in March I think they did have the info cards on the table. Or maybe I'm confusing it with Casino Royale. I know I read it somewhere. The dealers weren't very helpful, not that I needed any help, but there was a foreign couple who didn't know what they were doing at all playing next to me for a bit. Then they lost all their chips and I was left alone for the rest of my session.
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