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May 14th, 2014 at 5:18:03 PM permalink
It is my understanding they will open the tiles game if somebody asks to play it. I think they would expect a minimum bet of $50 or $100, depending on dealer availability.
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May 14th, 2014 at 6:51:34 PM permalink
Wiz, I'm gonna have to jog some your memory. And at the same time, jog some of my own.

After the G2E dinner in 2012, we all went to TI to play tiles, and they couldn't accommodate us. We ended up playing craps.

The night before G2E 2013, I went to TI to ask about tiles for Wednesday night. I told them there would be a full table for at least a couple hours, and they told me they couldn't get it done.

I was staying at Harrah's that year, so shen I went back for the evening, I stumbled upon their tiles table and started to ask about the availability. Yeah, I forgot when I posted above, but they told me it was 24/7. I verified it the next morning, and reported it to you.

After the WoV dinner on Wednesday, we played tiles at Harrah's.


Bottom line: Harrah's has Pai Gow Tiles, 24/7.
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May 14th, 2014 at 7:16:35 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Wiz, I'm gonna have to jog some your memory. And at the same time, jog some of my own.

After the G2E dinner in 2012, we all went to TI to play tiles, and they couldn't accommodate us. We ended up playing craps.



When I posted that I didn't recall that incident. However, as I now recall, they said they were short-staffed, and it looked like we were going to be a table of flea $10 bettors.
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May 14th, 2014 at 7:16:47 PM permalink
I stayed at Harrahs 2 separate trips in January. Both trips were during the week. When shift change occurred at 4 am they would shut the game if no players. On both trips I asked when it would be reopened and they were able to accommodate that request in about 30-45 minutes.

I just got an email from a host at TI which I had asked about their game availability. He said they usually have the game open until late at night. He told me to give him a heads up before I come in and he will let me know if that changes.
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March 16th, 2015 at 5:16:03 PM permalink
I was curious about TI tiles and I talked to a floorman in their high limit room this past weekend. He told me the only way they would open up a tiles game is if you make a reservation through a casino host. He explained to me that it was a staffing and lack of play issue. They don't have a ton of dealers that know how to deal the game. Plus, in additional to a dealer you need to have a floorman that knows the game. He also stated that they used to have it open during the day but that not enough people played to justify it any longer. He told me that they could go an entire week at a time with not even one person playing there.

The more I think about it, I am surprised that any casino carries tiles to be honest. I love the game because of the slow pace and bankroll preservation aspect to it. I know wealthy casinos like the Bellagio can afford to have empty tables because of all of the high rollers. However, I almost always play alone when I am on the table. Even on the weekends, it is not unusual for a tiles table to be empty for hours on end. It can't be a very profitable game for a casino.
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March 16th, 2015 at 6:00:42 PM permalink
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I was curious about TI tiles and I talked to a floorman in their high limit room this past weekend. He told me the only way they would open up a tiles game is if you make a reservation through a casino host. He explained to me that it was a staffing and lack of play issue. They don't have a ton of dealers that know how to deal the game. Plus, in additional to a dealer you need to have a floorman that knows the game. He also stated that they used to have it open during the day but that not enough people played to justify it any longer. He told me that they could go an entire week at a time with not even one person playing there.

The more I think about it, I am surprised that any casino carries tiles to be honest. I love the game because of the slow pace and bankroll preservation aspect to it. I know wealthy casinos like the Bellagio can afford to have empty tables because of all of the high rollers. However, I almost always play alone when I am on the table. Even on the weekends, it is not unusual for a tiles table to be empty for hours on end. It can't be a very profitable game for a casino.



Maybe it's a demographics thing. At Caesars and Borgata in NJ, the tiles tables are usually full. It can take a long time to get a seat. Of course, you have chinatown a 2-hr cheap bus away.

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