Jaywall
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September 6th, 2010 at 6:16:19 PM permalink
Actually, PGP is even worse than 6:5 bj because of the 5% commission and the copy rules.

In virtually all Southern California Casinos (I went to more than ten), I never saw a single PGP table with a table limit less than $25.

And , in Vegas, I only saw $10 PGP at Palace Station (and other Stations) and a few places in Downtown, never in the Strip.
teddys
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September 6th, 2010 at 6:19:01 PM permalink
Oh, you can find $5 Pai Gow plenty of places in Las Vegas. Maybe not at the height of the weekend, but I've seen it at Binions, Boulder Station, Gold Coast, and I'm sure there are others.
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NicksGamingStuff
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September 6th, 2010 at 6:54:27 PM permalink
You can play pai gow/pai gow poker in the card rooms in Nor Cali for $10 a hand, also in reno you can play pai gow tiles for $10 a hand @ silver legacy and Peppermill!
NicksGamingStuff
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September 6th, 2010 at 6:56:12 PM permalink
I also want to mention I play lots of pai gow poker because my money seems to last the longest there, it doesnt grow much but it lasts! I have played $5 PGP at gold coast, the M, binions, el cortez, fitz, I have played $10 at every other strip casino except for Bellagio where it was $15. Harrahs/Paris has pai gow tiles for $15 now but the MGM properties still have them at $25 I think.
jpprovance
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September 6th, 2010 at 11:32:24 PM permalink
Quote: Jaywall

Actually, PGP is even worse than 6:5 bj because of the 5% commission and the copy rules.

In virtually all Southern California Casinos (I went to more than ten), I never saw a single PGP table with a table limit less than $25.

And , in Vegas, I only saw $10 PGP at Palace Station (and other Stations) and a few places in Downtown, never in the Strip.



all the los angeles cardrooms have $10 pgp 24/7/365
ItsCalledSoccer
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September 7th, 2010 at 7:32:58 AM permalink
Quote: NicksGamingStuff

I also want to mention I play lots of pai gow poker because my money seems to last the longest there, it doesnt grow much but it lasts!



I'm no casino owner but I think this is why table limits are generally higher. And, at least in Biloxi, you don't even hit the pit boss's radar unless you have $30 or more per bet, regardless of the table limit. And, I think that has something to do with the fact that there always seems to be only 1-2 PGP tables, regardless of its popularity.

It would be interesting to see a report on the PGP:BJ limit ratios. That is, if a casino has $25 PGP and $10 BJ tables, or a 25:10 (5:2) ratio, would a casino with $10 PGP have $4 BJ available? Just wonderin' ...
ElectricDreams
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September 8th, 2010 at 3:23:11 PM permalink
Quote: ItsCalledSoccer

Quote: NicksGamingStuff

I also want to mention I play lots of pai gow poker because my money seems to last the longest there, it doesnt grow much but it lasts!



I'm no casino owner but I think this is why table limits are generally higher. And, at least in Biloxi, you don't even hit the pit boss's radar unless you have $30 or more per bet, regardless of the table limit. And, I think that has something to do with the fact that there always seems to be only 1-2 PGP tables, regardless of its popularity.



I agree. I can sit and play Pai Gow for hours and not have to worry about risking too much. The minimums I see out where I am are all at $10, which of course gets me a pathetic rating and usually half-joking type remarks from the higher betters.

"Hey, it's a push! You get to keep your ten dollars!"

On the other hand, I have to figure that the casinos are making up for some of that slowness with the side bets, though!
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September 8th, 2010 at 7:05:07 PM permalink
I'm pretty sure that the large number of pushes and length of time played is what has made this game extremely popular in Midwest casinos. Most of the casinos in the Iowa/Missouri area have at LEAST 2 tables of PGP, with at least one offered 24/7. Most of the casinos start the table mins at $10, but I've seen a few that drop them down to $5 (Belterra in IN, for example).
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Jaywall
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September 8th, 2010 at 11:11:55 PM permalink
Most CA Card clubs do have PGP for $10, but to play it one has to pay the $1 collection/deal, which does add up quickly.

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