I've always liked this house way. I've been saved many times by this rule. Most MGM properties in Vegas do this (except Luxor and Excalibur). Vegas CET properties split two little pairs when there is no ace present.
I've seen various different "corporation" house ways in California cardrooms. Some are very simple, and some are quite complex.
But right now, I can't imagine playing any other PGP besides 7up. I honestly don't even care about the math, the countless times that I got to play my hand unconventional which normally resulted in a loss or push turning into push or win seemed much more favorable than the dealer ace-high pai gow pushes that would normally have been wins.
PGP is my go-to game. I would play this version in a heartbeat.
There are many times when you set a hand and it pushes, when it could have won if you had set it another way.
All those times I've had a full house, played it the correct way, and push when the dealer has a straight with no top.... So frustrating. That wouldn't happen with this game.
Would you go back to standard PGP (or EZ or another commission-free variant) if this one is not around?Quote: y2d2
Exactly. I've edited my previous post a little to add to that.
I'll never play any other PGP as long as this one is around
Would you go back to standard PGP (or EZ or another commission-free variant) if this one is not around?
It sounds like you're somewhat of a regular at Thunder Valley -- have you noticed that this new game is attracting many players you don't normally see at the other PGP tables? Or is it cannibalizing the action on the other games?
I can't even remember what I might have said to engender such enmity, but I don't recall interacting with you for many months so it must have been a doozy. Sorry about that. Also, perhaps don't hold onto your grudges quite so much. Perceived slights on the Internet from total strangers aren't really something to get worked up over. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." --Eleanor Roosevelt.Quote: gordonm888
I also have a wife (28 years of marriage), 2 wonderful grown children and a wide array of interests, hobbies and friends. I have a rich, fulfilling life, and because of that I don't sit all alone in a tiny apartment heating up frozen dinners and plastering internet forums with thousands of posts defending the casino industry like you and MathExtremist do.