Zer0
Zer0
Joined: Jan 30, 2014
  • Threads: 36
  • Posts: 137
March 23rd, 2015 at 8:59:06 PM permalink
So all the casinos here in St. Louis are getting lunar poker one by one and I got to say it's probably the most fun I've ever had with a table game. Used to play Pai Gow poker but after I played Lunar I can't go back! Any fellow fans of this beautifully designed game? What's the best hit you've ever gotten off Lunar? Anybody ever gotten an awesome Super when everybody bet on you? Discuss!
cestanl
cestanl
Joined: Aug 31, 2011
  • Threads: 13
  • Posts: 87
March 24th, 2015 at 9:28:08 PM permalink
Ive played Lunar several times when they had it in Joplin. They had the version that doesnt include where you can bet on others hands though. I did get a flush super hand though was pretty happy with that. Its just frustrating getting a good hand like 4-oak and it not paying off.
jopke
jopke
Joined: Aug 14, 2012
  • Threads: 5
  • Posts: 130
March 26th, 2015 at 11:26:54 AM permalink
Quote: Zer0

So all the casinos here in St. Louis are getting lunar poker one by one and I got to say it's probably the most fun I've ever had with a table game. Used to play Pai Gow poker but after I played Lunar I can't go back! Any fellow fans of this beautifully designed game? What's the best hit you've ever gotten off Lunar? Anybody ever gotten an awesome Super when everybody bet on you? Discuss!



The addition of the super bet to this game was very clever. It had a few impacts to the gameplay:

Good for the casino:
- Increased the house edge (a lot)
- Basically eliminated player collusion as an advantage play

Good for the casual gambler:
- Gives the players a chance at a "big win"
- Created some "team play" feeling with the players being able to bet on other hands
- Helped address the issue of getting a big hand and not winning

Have to give them credit. They made a simple change where both the casual player and the casino benefit, and APs suffer.
Romes
Romes
Joined: Jul 22, 2014
  • Threads: 27
  • Posts: 5393
March 26th, 2015 at 11:48:46 AM permalink
Quote: Zer0

So all the casinos here in St. Louis are getting lunar poker one by one and I got to say it's probably the most fun I've ever had with a table game. Used to play Pai Gow poker but after I played Lunar I can't go back! Any fellow fans of this beautifully designed game? What's the best hit you've ever gotten off Lunar? Anybody ever gotten an awesome Super when everybody bet on you? Discuss!


Anyone have a link to exactly what this is?
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
Hunterhill
Hunterhill
Joined: Aug 1, 2011
  • Threads: 43
  • Posts: 1737
March 26th, 2015 at 11:56:54 AM permalink
The website is unclear. It says "The player may will place a super bet equal to or higher than the ante.".
Edit
After reading more it seems the super bet is mandatory and must be at least equal to your ante
Don't teach an alligator how to swim.
jopke
jopke
Joined: Aug 14, 2012
  • Threads: 5
  • Posts: 130
March 26th, 2015 at 1:42:19 PM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

The website is unclear. It says "The player may will place a super bet equal to or higher than the ante.".
Edit
After reading more it seems the super bet is mandatory and must be at least equal to your ante



Yes, it is mandatory.
mcallister3200
mcallister3200
Joined: Dec 29, 2013
  • Threads: 15
  • Posts: 1980
March 26th, 2015 at 2:03:19 PM permalink
Quote: jopke

The addition of the super bet to this game was very clever. It had a few impacts to the gameplay:

Good for the casino:
- Increased the house edge (a lot)


Good for the casual gambler:
- Gives the players a chance at a "big win" (at horrible odds)
- Created some "team play" feeling with the players being able to bet on other hands (what?)
- Helped address the issue of getting a big hand and not winning (at horrible odds)

Have to give them credit. They made a simple change where both the casual player and the casino benefit, and APs suffer.

no, the casual player does not benefit. You have to make a mandatory wager increasing the house edge, period.
sc15
sc15
Joined: Sep 28, 2014
  • Threads: 11
  • Posts: 594
March 26th, 2015 at 2:27:34 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

no, the casual player does not benefit. You have to make a mandatory wager increasing the house edge, period.



suckers love horrible side bets though.

MORE WAYS TO WIN!
Zcore13
Zcore13
Joined: Nov 30, 2009
  • Threads: 37
  • Posts: 3375
March 26th, 2015 at 2:39:41 PM permalink
Quote: sc15

suckers love horrible side bets though.

MORE WAYS TO WIN!



There are no horrible bets if you are having fun. Nobody forces anyone to play. A very, very small percentage of gamblers THINK they are AP's and care about anything other than having fun and hopefully winning. Players play Lucky Ladies at a 24% HE not because they are suckers, but because they are having fun.

You shouldn't judge people based on how they choose to entertain themselves.


ZCore13
I am an employee of a Casino. All the personal opinions I post are my own and do not represent the opinions of the Casino or Tribe that I work for.
mcallister3200
mcallister3200
Joined: Dec 29, 2013
  • Threads: 15
  • Posts: 1980
March 26th, 2015 at 2:58:53 PM permalink
Sounds like something someone who's primary reason for employment is to prey on destructive behavior and problem gamblers would say.

  • Jump to: