billryan
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June 8th, 2020 at 12:28:14 PM permalink
Not on the low limit tables. They used to have a $25 table but I rarely played it.
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June 8th, 2020 at 8:42:19 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Not on the low limit tables. They used to have a $25 table but I rarely played it.



Did you rarely play it because it wasn't your regular stakes or because that particular game is a counter trap at that location? (and it most definitely is)
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June 8th, 2020 at 8:53:50 PM permalink
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Did you rarely play it because it wasn't your regular stakes or because that particular game is a counter trap at that location? (and it most definitely is)



They'd usually only deal two rounds so too much dead time, and at the $3 table I could spread to $30 or $50 on occasion. I wasn't a skilled enough actor to spread more than that.
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June 9th, 2020 at 1:21:00 PM permalink
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They'd usually only deal two rounds so too much dead time, and at the $3 table I could spread to $30 or $50 on occasion. I wasn't a skilled enough actor to spread more than that.



I don't play single deck at that establishment. Since they only have single and double deck, I guess that pretty much tells what I do play. lol.

I am not doubting you but shuffle after 2 rounds doesn't sound right, since usually there are only 1 or 2 players at the table. Do they use a cut card on single deck?
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June 9th, 2020 at 1:45:04 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

I don't play single deck at that establishment. Since they only have single and double deck, I guess that pretty much tells what I do play. lol.

I am not doubting you but shuffle after 2 rounds doesn't sound right, since usually there are only 1 or 2 players at the table. Do they use a cut card on single deck?



Two rounds with more than one player. I don't remember ever playing solo.
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June 9th, 2020 at 2:46:29 PM permalink
My recollection is that at that location single deck was a specific number of rounds, whereas 2-deck was a cut card, a very slight amount more than 52 cards before the card came out, and then maybe a few more to complete the round in progress. Two players, single deck might have gone three rounds. Not sure. I think I saw that at a full table it might have been just one round. Never sat down at a six-handed single deck game.

At a two-deck game, there was a notch in the discard tray. After a shuffle, the double deck was put in the tray, the cut card was slid in using the notch, the game progressed, pitch, face up.

That was in September of 2019. Haven't been back since. And my memory sucks if in fact I don't remember correctly.
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June 17th, 2020 at 9:25:49 PM permalink
I did ultimately play the new "face up" at the EC ($25 table). Even though it was only me and the dealer they do indeed now shuffle after 2 hands
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July 3rd, 2020 at 6:32:48 AM permalink
Quote: kewlj

I don't play single deck at that establishment. Since they only have single and double deck, I guess that pretty much tells what I do play. lol.

I am not doubting you but shuffle after 2 rounds doesn't sound right, since usually there are only 1 or 2 players at the table. Do they use a cut card on single deck?



KJ, last time there it was Round of 6 for single deck. Never had less than 2 rounds no matter how many played. ASM. The real counter trap is the double deck. But this was right before shutdown after Covid in March. Heading there this weekend to see what changed and see if it's only 2 rounds no matter what like posters say. But the limits are so low on the single and there are so many newbies that play there, I wouldn't waste my time unless you want to hit and run while you are making your normal rounds.
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July 5th, 2020 at 2:43:14 PM permalink
Well it's like above posters said. They have plexiglass shields on SOME not ALL tables. Single deck is two rounds no matter how many players are playing. Drives dealers nuts, also. I mean it's not that fun to play two rounds when you are the only one at the table. But you can play more hands to increase penetration 'per se'. Just not really worth it.

Double deck is notch cut and as people know, there is a lot of "review' by pit crew on variations of bet size.
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July 5th, 2020 at 2:53:04 PM permalink
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Well it's like above posters said. They have plexiglass shields on SOME not ALL tables. Single deck is two rounds no matter how many players are playing. Drives dealers nuts, also. I mean it's not that fun to play two rounds when you are the only one at the table. But you can play more hands to increase penetration 'per se'. Just not really worth it.

Double deck is notch cut and as people know, there is a lot of "review' by pit crew on variations of bet size.



You mean like dealer calling checks play at $25 for a red chip player? lol.

Do you know a red chipper spreading $5-$25 draws more heat than a green chipper spreading about the same. lol.

I was at EC today for about 4 minutes to play off some free play. They had plexiglass or plastic installed between the video poker machines. First place I have seen doing that. Most just shutdown every other machine (or remove the chair).

The D asked for a room key or ID when entering today, along with the wrist temp check. First time they have asked for an id. El Cortez doesn't even do a temperature check. The temp check is for show anyway.

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