scottndindy
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June 15th, 2015 at 7:05:12 PM permalink
Just spent last week in Vegas and I Know this board has a ton of tiles fans so I wanted to give an update on conditions, changes, etc. I was in town Monday - Friday so not sure how much these items change on the weekend.

MGM Properties:
Aria: 25 min. 1 table open on the main floor. I have started playing here more each trip as the dealers are excellent.
MGM Grand: 25 min. 1 table open on the main floor. I had a very friendly dealer.
Mandalay Bay: 1 table but not regularly open.
Bellagio: 25 min. I did not play this trip but I believe it is still 2 tables.
Mirage: Still no table. I inquired to several people about it coming back and the answer is a solid no. They replaced the table with a blackjack table and the table hold apparently is almost 50x higher than the tiles table that was in place previously. Management did not like it as it was a pain to staff and didn't make money.

CET Propeties:
Harrahs: 1 table on main floor. $15 minimum. Cheapest on the strip.
Paris: 1 table on main floor. $25 minimum.
Caesars Palace: 1 table in high limit: $100 minimum.
Rio: unsure as I didn not visit.

Wynn: $50 minimum. Not sure how new this rule is but you may no longer cobank here.
Encore: Could not find table here anymore.

Venetian: I was not able to visit but was speaking to another table about the table no longer being on the main floor. He told me the table had been moved into the salon and was now $100 minimum.
Palazzo: Did not visit.
sodawater
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June 15th, 2015 at 8:43:17 PM permalink
Thanks for the report. Looks like Aria and Bellagio are the places to play.
harvson3
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June 17th, 2015 at 7:02:02 AM permalink
A second thanks. TI and Palace Station are the other two currently listed. I think the first is "call ahead" and the second remains on the border of Chinatown.

I have confidence that Resorts World will have tiles; it remains to be seen whether that will lead competing resorts to add or maintain Asian games. The podcast at GGB that babs recently posted had the COO of SLS saying that they'll start aiming at Asian gamblers, which is a positive sign.
jeffwarren75
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June 17th, 2015 at 9:37:16 AM permalink
What podcast was that ?
harvson3
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June 17th, 2015 at 9:54:49 AM permalink
Linked to probably credit BBB:
http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/general/19401-will-sls-go-the-way-of-revel/5/#post465367

Note to the host, if you read this, and to all podcasters conducting interviews:
Stop saying "yeah" or "right" or "uh huh" or grunting when the guest is speaking. It's annoying and distracting.
PapaChubby
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June 17th, 2015 at 11:06:25 AM permalink
Quote: scottndindy


Venetian: I was not able to visit but was speaking to another table about the table no longer being on the main floor. He told me the table had been moved into the salon and was now $100 minimum.



When I visited the Venetian last month, the pit boss in the Asian gaming area also told me that the tiles table had been moved to the salon. However, when I went into the salon I could not find it (among only about 8 tables), and a pit boss in the salon confirmed that there was no tiles game there.
Wulfgar1224
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June 24th, 2015 at 10:47:07 AM permalink
Quote: sodawater

Thanks for the report. Looks like Aria and Bellagio are the places to play.




Another good aspect to both of those casinos is that they don't use quarters. So, on a 25 dollar bet, the commission is only a dollar instead of 1.25. That can add up over hours of play. I tend to like those two casinos as well. It is too bad if Venetian got rid of tiles. JB had mentioned that they had a weaker house way than most of the other casinos. Plus, with no quarters on the commission, it made it mathematically the best casino to play tiles.

I'd be curious to know about Palazzo. I'm sure they have the same weak house way as the Venetian. I was there in March and they had a tiles game for 25 dollars but they told me they didn't open up until noon. I was there too early in the morning to play it.

I saw another poster mentioned TI. I spoke to a pit boss there. He said that you have to be a known player to them and arrange a game through a casino host. I didn't ask about table minimums. As for Mandalay, I know they don't have it open very often. I was told you could ask a pit boss and they would try to arrange it for you. I'm not sure if you have to be known to them or not.

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