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Wizard
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March 3rd, 2015 at 5:46:39 PM permalink


I just wrote a new page on Visionary iGaming, which is a company that provides live dealer gaming to various Internet casinos. This is the first review of a live dealer operation I've ever done, but more to follow.

Please preview the article. As usual, I welcome all comments, suggestions, questions, and especially corrections.

The question for the poll is do you prefer live dealers or fully electronic games when playing online?
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
rainman
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March 3rd, 2015 at 6:09:33 PM permalink
I need speed, Full electronic. And why is there no channel 1?
ThatDonGuy
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March 3rd, 2015 at 6:25:13 PM permalink
I prefer a live dealer in an "in person" game, and fully electronic (assuming this includes "virtual dealers") online.

There's no channel 1 because when TV channels were first allocated in the USA, there was a Channel 1, but for some reason, there was a reallocation of frequencies that overlapped Channel 1, so it was moved to the other end of the channel range, and, rather than make everybody with 2-12 change channel numbers, they just called the new channel 13. I suppose they could have called it Channel 1...
AxelWolf
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March 3rd, 2015 at 6:29:27 PM permalink
Can you watch them shuffle ? Do they show you all the cards before the shuffle ?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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March 3rd, 2015 at 6:49:41 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Can you watch them shuffle ? Do they show you all the cards before the shuffle ?



Yes. Sometimes another dealer will sit at the end of the table and shuffle the next shoe. Other times the action stops as the dealer shuffles herself. Much like an automatic shuffler in Vegas, they alternate between two shoes.

In this picture you can see another dealer shuffling the alternate shoe.

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AxelWolf
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March 3rd, 2015 at 6:57:05 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard



In this picture you can see another dealer shuffling the alternate shoe.

Really.... you were looking at her shoes?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Wizard
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March 3rd, 2015 at 7:17:19 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Really.... you were looking at her shoes?



I was waiting for the other shoe to drop.
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March 4th, 2015 at 12:32:26 AM permalink
There's a few discrepancies with the house edge for the version of Baccarat that pays 1 to 2 on a Bank win with a total of 6. On the WOO page for the commission free U.K version, where Bank bets pay 1 to 2 on a Bank winner with a total of 6, it has a house edge of 1.46% for Bank, so a worse bet than Player. The WOO page for EZ Baccarat has the rules of Bank winning with a 3 card total of 7 is a push, with a house edge of 1.02%.
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March 4th, 2015 at 2:40:49 AM permalink
Quote: ShineyShine

There's a few discrepancies with the house edge for the version of Baccarat that pays 1 to 2 on a Bank win with a total of 6. ....



D'oh! You're right. I got confused with my versions of commission-free baccarat there for a second. Stupid mistake. I owe you 20 push-ups.
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odiousgambit
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March 4th, 2015 at 3:31:34 AM permalink
The video is worth watching for getting a general idea of what it is like to play.

Wow, is that slow. My reaction surprised me as I am already of the opinion internet play is too fast, that is, I am capable of accepting slower as more sane for -EV play, but this is excruciating.

They really need to allow you to click on something that indicates when the player makes a decision, he is OK with skipping the countdown to the next step. This is especially evident with the insurance bet.
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