Canyonero
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November 19th, 2012 at 12:30:06 PM permalink
Hey there, I am the new guy...

I have a trip to Vegas upcoming, and would like to experience some new gambling games. I don't want to sit down at a table unprepared though. I have been trying to find a list of all table games currently available in Vegas (or just Strip, Fremont St.), without success. Anybody have a link? Thanks a lot!

Also, what table game would you reccommend (apart from the staple ones) to try and learn. Nothing less than 96% return, please.

Thanks!
Switch
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November 19th, 2012 at 1:40:58 PM permalink
Firstly you could go to Nevada Gaming's own publication of all games that have been approved.

Approved Table Games In Nevada

Then you can sift through all those games that, say, trialed in 2011 and 2012 - this will give you the latest ones.

Once you find one of the new games you can go to wizardofodds.com and see what information is provided on the game regarding house edge, casino placement etc.

It's a bit hit and miss as some new games can be removed quite quickly after the field trial.
tringlomane
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November 19th, 2012 at 2:16:46 PM permalink
For CET properties at least, you're better off using this.

http://www.totalrewards.com/casino-gambling/table-finder/table-finder-home.shtml
FleaStiff
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November 19th, 2012 at 3:16:57 PM permalink
Just because it it legally approved and the casino has paid the appropriate licensing fee does not mean the casino will actually spread the game on the night that you happen to show up. Some casinos pay for Sic Bo but spread it only one week a year.

Now perhaps you might want to re-think your goals and your time usage in all this. Do you really want to sample something that is "new"? Heck, go to a different poker room, sit down at a game you don't normally play and play in a very loose manner such as by announcing you are Betting in the Dark then check raise to lure someone in and then look at your cards. Its novel, you need never show your face there again ... but if you win you will have enjoyed it. Probably better to seek novelty this way than to seek novelty in a manner which will give you little hope of sustained enjoyment or success.

Or go to a Bingo room during a high probability of a bonus hitting or on some utterly inclement morning when all those little old ladies will be taking the next bus after the downpour stops.

Or sit down at a 3:2 blackjack at SouthPoint and be such a dumb Ploppie that they won't even think of chucking you out no matter how crazy your betting system is.

Or when a sweet young thing sits beside you at a virtual blackjack game, try to engage her in a THREE way conversation: You, the hooker and the Virtual Dealer.

And don't forget to respond to someone on the Blvd. asking about spare change "Oh, Yes, thank you... I have plenty".
Ayecarumba
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November 19th, 2012 at 3:27:33 PM permalink
The Wizard of Odds front page has a "What's New" list. You can check it out for some recently seen and reviewed games.

As for joints that roll out trial games, the Golden Nugget seems to be the bravest downtown. I've also seen "new" stuff at the off strip properties, "Red Rock", "Green Valley Ranch", "Fiesta".

If you are looking for a "new to you" game that provides a reasonable house edge, consider learning "Pai Gow". (Not "Pai Gow Poker" but tiles).

Edit: Oh yeah, good luck and have fun!
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teddys
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November 19th, 2012 at 6:07:01 PM permalink
Quote: Canyonero



Also, what table game would you reccommend (apart from the staple ones) to try and learn. Nothing less than 96% return, please.

Pai Gow Poker. Three-card poker. Ultimate Texas Hold 'Em.
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
rdw4potus
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November 19th, 2012 at 6:48:03 PM permalink
+1 on Pai Gow Poker and Ultimate Texas Hold'em. Someone mentioned tiles, and that would be good if you want a challenge. it's worth brushing up on three card poker, but you should only play it if you can find a progressive side bet with a jackpot over $14k.
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Canyonero
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November 20th, 2012 at 8:03:13 AM permalink
Thanks all of you for the links and tips concerning the available games!

Also, thanks for the game suggestions. I'll definitely give UTH a go... Keep your suggestions coming though.

I have been trying to learn Pai Gow Tiles with the Wizard's java game, but it just takes me too long to figure out the three possible combinations and decide which one is best. Does anyone have an idea how much thinking time is common in this game before the dealer and the two Asian guys next to me get really impatient? (likely answer: none at all...)
Canyonero
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November 20th, 2012 at 8:06:11 AM permalink
@ Fleastiff: First of all, thanks for your suggestions, I guess ;)

Quote: FleaStiff



Or sit down at a 3:2 blackjack at SouthPoint and be such a dumb Ploppie that they won't even think of chucking you out no matter how crazy your betting system is.
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Why South Point?
rdw4potus
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November 20th, 2012 at 8:26:17 AM permalink
Quote: Canyonero

Does anyone have an idea how much thinking time is common in this game before the dealer and the two Asian guys next to me get really impatient? (likely answer: none at all...)



Not much at all. And it'll go one of two ways. They'll either get angry and impatient, or they'll get helpful and impatient. The latter is more common, but the impatience is a common trait:-)
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