bigpete88
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December 8th, 2012 at 7:19:42 PM permalink
Job, well done!
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December 8th, 2012 at 9:06:57 PM permalink
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Paigowdan
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December 9th, 2012 at 12:38:06 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

That is a great placement to get. The Venetian may not be loyal to their employess, but they are to their games. They are one of the few places in Vegas to still have Caribbean Stud and Spanish 21.


This is good to hear. I was there (Venetian) tonight. VERY large action/buy-ins. I snuck in on the game with my GRAZIE card for $500, after UTH and 3CP with the wife. $25 minimum. People were playing $25-$100; I played for an hour, playing $5-$100-$5; I would have lost $50 in commissions on my wins.
I left ahead without commissions. I kinda designed this game for ME, and Pai Gow players like me!

Then went to dinner at Valentinos by the pit (what a fine Italian restaurant), returned, bought in for another $500, with five other players buying in for $500 a piece also as a group. $3,000 in hundred dollar bills go into the table's drop box can in one round of players in five minutes. I didn't even get my drink yet. But then of couse, you do not buy in for $100 on a Quarter table, unless you want the half-life of a rare atomic particle. Apparently, The Venetian Gets Action. Then Dealer gets crap hand after crap hand, with everyone getting paid full pay on their green to black action. Not a moment spent on commission change or short payouts. They Players won, not with huge royals, but just winning more with full payouts on regular strong hands. I saw more more cash handed in and dropped into the table via buy-ins in 20 minutes, - then Fxxsta does in a shift - or a day - working as a dealer OFF-strip. Name a table. It was my first Saturday night off in Seven years, aside from vacation time visiting family. Played from 7PM to Midnight; the pass line bets/main bets were quarters plus, just about. This wasn't the Casino Royal. The night's buy-ins were a down payment on a new car. Minor bitching from the wife.

In every instance, the floor supervision were repectful to their dealers, including one rare break-in dealer. In one instance, the new dealer (good hands, and quick, on three-card poker), paid a player's flush as a straight, and I said, "whoa, he doesn't have a straight." He stopped and took back the payouts, leaving the player's original bets, then he paid it correctly.

I was waiting for the player to act like an AP from this board, (to snatch that money, and to point a gun at me), but the player simply said to the dealer, "yes, that is correct now" to the dealer after he corrected it, and he was fine with it. And the dealer thanked me. Then the floorlady simply said to the dealer, "No problem, Xhiu-Zhen Lao Fu Chien Wong Choi, - but be more careful next time: NO ante bonus on the straight, and the flush pays three times, not six." Done with it. A Classy place. (This was not Boulder highway!!!)

Anyway, the Venetian was jammed, as was EZ pai Gow's two tables. So far, so good.
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December 9th, 2012 at 4:32:20 AM permalink
Did you introduce yourself to the pit or tell your fellow players that you invented the game? I might be tempted to do the latter.
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DJTeddyBear
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December 9th, 2012 at 11:08:39 AM permalink
I suspect that if you ever do introduce yourself, it will not be believed. You'll probably get a few "Bullshit!" type replies.

Quote: Paigowdan

.... Fxxsta .....

Is this your less than subtle way of reminding us of your impending retirement, or that it already happened?

Either way, congrats and best wishes.
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Paigowdan
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December 9th, 2012 at 1:59:09 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Did you introduce yourself to the pit or tell your fellow players that you invented the game? I might be tempted to do the latter.



Actually, no. I didn't tell the pit, as it might be as improper, or come off as checking up on them. I feel little need to do it, only when someone has a question about the design or history of the gme. We just play and chat about numerous things.

Quote: DJTeddyBear

I suspect that if you ever do introduce yourself, it will not be believed. You'll probably get a few "Bullshit!" type replies.


Yes, that's happened. Once one player introduced me to another new player at the table as the guy behind the game, when I was even dealing it at the Fiesta, name tag and all.
His response? He claimed that he KNEW/HEARD OF the inventor of EZ Pai Gow, and that he bought a house in Thailand and was living with a few young girls, and that "some $7 an hour dealer in Hendertucky" shouldn't make such a claim, a real "Yeah, Right, asshole!" kind of response. A howler.


.... Fxxsta .....
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Is this your less than subtle way of reminding us of your impending retirement, or that it already happened?


Yes, it has happened, last week.
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AxiomOfChoice
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December 9th, 2012 at 3:42:34 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

That is a great placement to get. The Venetian may not be loyal to their employess, but they are to their games. They are one of the few places in Vegas to still have Caribbean Stud and Spanish 21.



Did they get rid of 6-card poker? I had seen it once when I was there over the summer, and when I went back over thanksgiving I didn't see it. I was going to try it.

I did notice the carribean stud, though. That game is a dinosaur. I don't understand why they keep it.

(nice jab, BTW) :)
Paigowdan
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December 12th, 2012 at 8:23:28 AM permalink
DEQ did issue a press release on EZ Pai Gow at the Venetian/Palazzo.
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Ahigh
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December 12th, 2012 at 8:30:57 AM permalink
Awesome and congrats. Most people never get to experience anything like this. Enjoy your success! And what great timing with your retirement. Awesome.
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December 12th, 2012 at 8:31:07 AM permalink
And the stock is up 23% right now on triple the normal volume. It is very thinly traded "penny stock" so very volatile.

Be very careful investing in DEQ, but my opinion is this company is an up and comer with EZ Bacc at over 500 installs and now EZ PGP going right down the same road. Keep up the good work, Dan!

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