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buzzpaff
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June 6th, 2011 at 12:16:47 PM permalink
Shufflemaster quote pitching their I table.

" The cost of human errors to casinos is significant, as was established through a comprehensive study of blackjack in California.

Over 45 days, researchers recorded a blackjack table 24 hours a day and analysed every hand using an optical recognition system called Tangam. The study found that 1.25 payout mistakes per table go against the casino in every 24-hour period. "

If I was still dealing I would want a raise . Talk about a low error rate !!!!

Just noticed Shufflemaster did not say how many went against the players. Any guesses ?
buzzpaff
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June 6th, 2011 at 12:18:17 PM permalink
As a game inventor, would not it be great to have access to all the data from those 45 days? SIGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
odiousgambit
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June 6th, 2011 at 12:19:49 PM permalink
>Shufflemaster did not say how many went against the players.

apparently the importance of that is to be minimized

I personally am not playing any more I-table games due to the current imperfection of touchscreen technology
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June 6th, 2011 at 12:33:01 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

I personally am not playing any more I-table games due to the current imperfection of touchscreen technology

I was not aware I-Tables had touch screens.....
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buzzpaff
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June 6th, 2011 at 12:45:27 PM permalink
" By eliminating the risk of mistakes, i-Table reduces the need for supervision. Where one supervisor used to watch two or three games, they can now watch 10, Mr Haushalter points out."

So that's what the supervisors were supposed to be doing ?? LOL
PerpetualNewbie
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June 6th, 2011 at 12:59:24 PM permalink
I imagine that errors against the players are less than against the casino. When you don't pay me my winning hand, I say something. When you pay (or push) my losing hand, I'm going to keep quiet.

That said - is this direction in a casino's best interests? Sure, the games are played faster, with less error in the player's favor and an increased flexibility in changing the games at the floor's discretion. But, if other examples of this are any indication, digital gaming has justified bringing down table limits in a down economy.

And, if I'm going to play Blackjack or Pai Gow or whatever on a computer screen, why should I go to a casino to do it, if I didn't have to? As digital gaming gets accepted and legalized - something that this will only build support for, since almost all of the infrastructure can be reused - thousands of people will already be conditioned to play on a screen. I would imagine this will keep thousands of people at home to indulge in this entertainment. The drinks are stronger and you don't have to tip the waitress. The meals are cheaper. There's no travel cost.

All the gaming establishment would have to make it's games different than the at-home versions are non-gaming activities that surround the casino. Shopping, shows, the novelty of being not at home. Come to think of it, I don't go to movies very often since I got a Blu Ray, HD TV and a decent sound system...

Sure, it might prove to streamline activities and offer a little more flexibility to casino management in the short term. But I question that this is a good thing for the gaming industry in the mid-long term.
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June 6th, 2011 at 1:06:13 PM permalink
Well said. Digital 21 flopped in large part because the dealers hated it. Who tips a machine or the guy pushing the buttons ? LOL
odiousgambit
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June 6th, 2011 at 3:04:13 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I was not aware I-Tables had touch screens.....



The ones in Harrington DE do, and I believe "I-table" is exactly the term used for them. I did indeed have a weird thing happen playing one; touch screens in supermarkets for paying by credit card at the cashier have been very prone to glitches too I've noticed.
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OneAngryDwarf
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June 7th, 2011 at 7:02:54 AM permalink
When AZDuffman, Ted, I and others met at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh back in March, we happened to be there for opening day of their own i-Tables. We sat down, attempted to play a few hands...and the machines didn't work at all. Either the shoe didn't read the cards right, or it wouldn't input our bets correctly. After 1/2 hour of the frustrated dealer and floorperson trying to get it to work, we gave up and went to eat dinner.

This was three months ago, so I'm sure they're working correctly now. Still, the traditional tables won by default. :)
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