100xOdds
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December 20th, 2015 at 9:14:12 PM permalink
my local casino has Interblock's e-Craps, e-Baccarat, and e-Roulette.
Everything is electronic except the dice/cards/roulette wheel.

Now apparently Interblock has a new offering where there's a live dealer for each electronic game.
and my casino has switched to it.

whats the point?! I thought the e-Games were perfect for the casino. no dealer needed EVER.

Now there's a craps dealer rolling the dice, 2 bac dealers (one for the red felt table and the other for the blue felt table) dealing cards, and a roulette dealer spinning the ball.
PLUS a supervisor.

I don't understand why a casino would switch from complete electronic to hybrid?
Why add overhead?
especially when ALL 60 seats were filled usually during normal casino peak times.

every seat has a terminal where you can select which game. and theres a small screen showing a live video of the dice roll/cards dealt/ball being spun.

I can understand a casino going from hybrid to all electronic, but vice versa?!
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muleyvoice
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December 21st, 2015 at 7:59:17 AM permalink
Maybe management feels this is providing a service to the customer, versus just the bottom line ?
randomperson
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December 21st, 2015 at 8:57:49 AM permalink
If it's the same casino I've been to recently, I remember my first thought there being about that half size craps table players are shooting on. I thought it was very odd.
Hunterhill
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December 21st, 2015 at 10:09:26 AM permalink
They might be doing it because they pay less taxes on table games.I believe the E games are classified as slots but not positive.
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RS
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December 21st, 2015 at 10:12:42 AM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

They might be doing it because they pay less taxes on table games.I believe the E games are classified as slots but not positive.



E-games can be classified as either slots or table games, I believe, depending on jurisdiction.
ThatDonGuy
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December 21st, 2015 at 11:50:01 AM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

my local casino has Interblock's e-Craps, e-Baccarat, and e-Roulette.
Everything is electronic except the dice/cards/roulette wheel.

Now apparently Interblock has a new offering where there's a live dealer for each electronic game.
and my casino has switched to it.

whats the point?! I thought the e-Games were perfect for the casino. no dealer needed EVER.


My first thought was, "union problems."

Try explaining how "perfect" it is to the dealers who don't get paid, or even hired, because their jobs are taken over by the machines. Ever hear the story about the animated TV series where the title character, a robot, was voiced by a synthesized voice, but not only did the producers have to hire a human for the second season, they had to have the human overdub the character's voice for all of the first season episodes and make sure all broadcasts used the human voice version.
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December 21st, 2015 at 12:05:42 PM permalink
Could also have been a good salesperson on the live games. Your casino might've gotten a sweet deal (like, free for x months) and the distributor bore the costs of pulling the others and putting these in, and that might've been at least a factor in them trying the new ones. Or they could be giving the games a field test (also free to the casino) to prove the concept for state licensing purposes.
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December 21st, 2015 at 12:08:58 PM permalink
It's also a way for them to differentiate themselves from the thousands and thousands of virtually identical online casinos.
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December 21st, 2015 at 12:21:27 PM permalink
I think you're talking about Maryland Live. They recently got rid of all of their automated baccarat, craps. sic bo and roulette machines. The betting terminals are still there but the machines have been replaced with dealers who enter results on a screen. My first thought would be because then they are not considered slots, so not taxed higher. People probably trust a real dealer more and will be less inclined to blame them instead of a "rigged machine" when they lose. I would also venture to say a lot of people enjoy the privacy and ease of their own terminal, especially with roulette. For what it's worth, I did notice the minimums were $5 whereas they were normally $15-25. Almost tempting enough to try a martingale on the baccarat but yea, no way with my luck.
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