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beachbumbabs
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October 22nd, 2016 at 3:46:18 AM permalink
This seems like a game for mouth-breathers. Sorry, not interested. I'd play Axel in pool, though, as long as we could drink. For some reason I'm better at judging shot angles while drunk.
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onenickelmiracle
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October 22nd, 2016 at 4:38:44 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

This seems like a game for mouth-breathers. Sorry, not interested. I'd play Axel in pool, though, as long as we could drink. For some reason I'm better at judging shot angles while drunk.

You're being a bad example to jbot with the mouth breather comment.
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RonC
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October 22nd, 2016 at 6:39:40 AM permalink
Put this, the Big Wheel, Casino War, and 6:5 Crapjack at the front entrance of every casino. Place a lot of drink servers close by--keep them coming!! The casino can rake in the cash from the mouth-breathing Trumpers (no intelligent Hillarist with a superiority complex would ever play any of them) and the rest of us can have fun without that type of people actually being on the main floor.

This game sounds stupid...it may make it big!!

Is it exploitable in any way that casinos may be nervous about? Are the balls mixed and who pulls them out of the urn?
beachbumbabs
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October 22nd, 2016 at 7:04:16 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

You're being a bad example to jbot with the mouth breather comment.



This went right over my head (the jbot reference ). And re RonC below yours comment, I didn't mean Trumpers or anything other than willing uneducated gamblers who throw money at stupid games.

How could this possibly be entertaining for more than 2 minutes?
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October 22nd, 2016 at 7:09:46 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

This seems like a game for mouth-breathers. Sorry, not interested.



Let's not be too judgmental. It is not more simple than roulette or big six but has a much lower house edge at 1.67%.
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beachbumbabs
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October 22nd, 2016 at 7:14:55 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Let's not be too judgmental. It is not more simple than roulette or big six but has a much lower house edge at 1.67%.



Ok. Decent HE. Watch them pull 6 balls out of an urn, one at a tiZZZZZ.... . Rinse and repeat. Lol. No skill. Little shock of disappointment when the first 4 are in order and the last 2 screw it up. Otherwise nap time.
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Wizard
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October 22nd, 2016 at 7:14:58 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

Is it exploitable in any way that casinos may be nervous about? Are the balls mixed and who pulls them out of the urn?



The way it works is the dealer puts the six balls in basically a wooden box about double the size of a shoe box. Then she closes the lid and turns a crank about five times, which churns the balls around. Sometimes it jams and you can see the dealer giving it all the force she can to loosen it. The contraption looks like it was made in somebody's garage.

Is there any advantage play here? I can't see what is going on in that box but perhaps one could study the order of the balls going in and out. Maybe there is a correlation, but probably not.
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RonC
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October 22nd, 2016 at 7:16:13 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Let's not be too judgmental. It is not more simple than roulette or big six but has a much lower house edge at 1.67%.



Obviously, my comments regarding the candidates and their followers were in jest...but this game just does not look fun at all. The low house edge is nice, but isn't that mostly a tease in that people will mostly ignore in favor of higher paying bets with a higher edge?

This sounds like a "walk by" game.

Any comments on game protection issues, etc.?
Joeshlabotnik
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October 22nd, 2016 at 9:48:56 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

Put this, the Big Wheel, Casino War, and 6:5 Crapjack at the front entrance of every casino. Place a lot of drink servers close by--keep them coming!! The casino can rake in the cash from the mouth-breathing Trumpers (no intelligent Hillarist with a superiority complex would ever play any of them) and the rest of us can have fun without that type of people actually being on the main floor.



Ron, Ron, I knew you'd come around eventually! You share my vision for society after all. If we can just serve lots of strong drinks at the 6:5 tables on Election Day--well, go Hillary!

I agree that the game seems stupid; it also has no inherent appeal for the stupid. People might play it once out of curiosity. Meh.
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October 24th, 2016 at 8:22:30 AM permalink
Mike, about how long did it take to resolve a single "hand"?

Also, is this played at a BJ sized table or a stadium keno type atmosphere?
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