100xOdds
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May 25th, 2015 at 6:26:54 PM permalink
I'm going on a cruise. I have a free drink card.
Whats a low-edge mindless game to play when heavily buzzed?

Paigow?
40% of the time it's a tie.
just flip over your cards and let the dealer arrange them?

Banker in baccarat?
you have no options. dealer does everything automatically.
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May 25th, 2015 at 6:59:52 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

I'm going on a cruise. I have a free drink card.
Whats a low-edge mindless game to play when heavily buzzed?

Paigow?
40% of the time it's a tie.
just flip over your cards and let the dealer arrange them?

Banker in baccarat?
you have no options. dealer does everything automatically.


I don't know the rules about Paigow in western casinos but traditionally if you mixed up the hi and low hand you lose your hand automatically. So I guess it's not the game to play when you are drunk.
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May 25th, 2015 at 7:03:44 PM permalink
Do you find craps interesting if you just bet the PL with no odds? That'd be slow to resolve and relatively cheap.

If I ran a cruise ship casino, I wouldn't offer pai gow poker. It's not popular enough to put my dealers through training on procedure and houseways. But, if this one does have it, that'd be another good choice. Just be super super sure that your 5 card hand is better than the 2 card hand. Probably, the dealer will help with that if you let them know in advance about that need.
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100xOdds
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May 25th, 2015 at 7:07:33 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

Do you find craps interesting if you just bet the PL with no odds? That'd be slow to resolve and relatively cheap.

If I ran a cruise ship casino, I wouldn't offer pai gow poker. It's not popular enough to put my dealers through training on procedure and houseways. But, if this one does have it, that'd be another good choice. Just be super super sure that your 5 card hand is better than the 2 card hand. Probably, the dealer will help with that if you let them know in advance about that need.



well, my thought was to let the dealer arrange EVERY hand since I have no idea how to play it.

as for my interest in craps, look at my user name and/or my signature. :)

but no go on drunk craps on a cruise. I want to sit since the ship rocks due to the waves
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May 25th, 2015 at 7:28:33 PM permalink
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I want to sit since the ship rocks due to the waves

Unless you're traveling thru a storm (and they'll do their best to go around storms if possible), modern cruise ships do not rock - or at least rock so little that you can hardly notice it.

Or are you talking about a casino cruise day ship? They tend to be smaller and older, with less anti-rocking technology. But still, I gotta think that they don't rock that much.
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May 25th, 2015 at 7:59:42 PM permalink
I have cruised on Carnival, Princess, and Norwegian. I have never seen Pai Gow Poker offered on them. For gambling and drinking, you should probably play Craps with full odds (usually 2x).
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May 25th, 2015 at 10:50:00 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

I'm going on a cruise. I have a free drink card.
Whats a low-edge mindless game to play when heavily buzzed?

Paigow?
40% of the time it's a tie.
just flip over your cards and let the dealer arrange them?

Banker in baccarat?
you have no options. dealer does everything automatically.



No Pai Gow or Bacarrat on cruises. Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Let it Ride, probably UTH, roulette and maybe craps.


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May 25th, 2015 at 10:59:58 PM permalink
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No Pai Gow or Bacarrat on cruises. Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Let it Ride, probably UTH, roulette and maybe craps.


ZCore13



I cruiser on the crystal serenity in December and they had baccarat.
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May 25th, 2015 at 11:05:09 PM permalink
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I cruiser on the crystal serenity in December and they had baccarat.



Wow. First one I've heard of. Longer cruise? I've been on 1/2 dozen shorter ones and never seen it.

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May 26th, 2015 at 1:24:16 AM permalink
Norwegian Epic has 2 PaiGow tables; one in a smoking pit, the other non-smoking. No bonus/sidebets. They also had LIR, 2-UTH, 2-3CP, 2-Roulette, Craps, Spanish 21, and a lot of BJ. BJ tournaments every day. 4 Poker tables. The other game was mini-bacc (edit). This was May 2013.

http://www.ncl.com/why-cruise-norwegian/casino-cruise/casino-game-types-table-games
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