GlenG
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February 5th, 2018 at 10:52:17 PM permalink
Im a dealer at NYNY. I have dealt that game 3 times now. I enjoy it, all my players enjoy it. Takes some time getting used to the methods..Some players have the normal Pai Gow mindset and sometimes will have to remind them or hopefully catch it.

As a dealer, getting used to setting my hand first it took a little l stare off into space for a few and ill get a "can we see your hand yet??"

One thing that is odd is nobody plays the Aces Up bonus..When i dealt EZ Pai Gow in St. Louis, a lot of people had the $5 Queen Pai gow bet up. Maybe the screen that showed the last instance of queen high Pai Gow has more people playing it.

I didn't know it was at Sunset Station as well, will definitely play it.
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February 5th, 2018 at 10:56:05 PM permalink
Quote: GlenG

Im a dealer at NYNY. I have dealt that game 3 times now. I enjoy it, all my players enjoy it. Takes some time getting used to the methods..Some players have the normal Pai Gow mindset and sometimes will have to remind them or hopefully catch it.

As a dealer, getting used to setting my hand first it took a little l stare off into space for a few and ill get a "can we see your hand yet??"

One thing that is odd is nobody plays the Aces Up bonus..When i dealt EZ Pai Gow in St. Louis, a lot of people had the $5 Queen Pai gow bet up. Maybe the screen that showed the last instance of queen high Pai Gow has more people playing it.

I didn't know it was at Sunset Station as well, will definitely play it.



IIRC the EZ Pai Gow had the meter showing how long it had been since a Fortune Hand and a Q high, which entice people to bet those side-bets. This game, AFAIK, does not have that. At Thunder Valley, I would say about 1/3rd of the players play the Aces. The other thing is that Thunder Valley also has the fortune progressive bet too, so you kind of have to split up your side-betting too many ways.
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GlenG
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February 5th, 2018 at 11:07:03 PM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

IIRC the EZ Pai Gow had the meter showing how long it had been since a Fortune Hand and a Q high, which entice people to bet those side-bets. This game, AFAIK, does not have that. At Thunder Valley, I would say about 1/3rd of the players play the Aces. The other thing is that Thunder Valley also has the fortune progressive bet too, so you kind of have to split up your side-betting too many ways.



Yes EZ paigow did. Here, we do not have any screen or a progressive for Face-Up Pai Gow
ams288
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February 6th, 2018 at 6:53:34 PM permalink
Quote: GlenG

Im a dealer at NYNY. I have dealt that game 3 times now. I enjoy it, all my players enjoy it. Takes some time getting used to the methods..Some players have the normal Pai Gow mindset and sometimes will have to remind them or hopefully catch it.

As a dealer, getting used to setting my hand first it took a little l stare off into space for a few and ill get a "can we see your hand yet??"

One thing that is odd is nobody plays the Aces Up bonus..When i dealt EZ Pai Gow in St. Louis, a lot of people had the $5 Queen Pai gow bet up. Maybe the screen that showed the last instance of queen high Pai Gow has more people playing it.

I didn't know it was at Sunset Station as well, will definitely play it.



Welcome to the forum. I gamble at NYNY a lot when I'm in Vegas (specifically Pai Gow). I'll be there next weekend. If I see ya, I'll say hi. Assuming your avatar is you.
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boymimbo
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February 6th, 2018 at 8:51:08 PM permalink
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Welcome to the forum. I gamble at NYNY a lot when I'm in Vegas (specifically Pai Gow). I'll be there next weekend. If I see ya, I'll say hi. Assuming your avatar is you.



His name is likely Glen! (you could look for a name tag).
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February 7th, 2018 at 12:19:16 PM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

His name is likely Glen! (you could look for a name tag).



He's actually a gangsta from the Scottish Highlands.
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GlenG
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February 7th, 2018 at 1:09:02 PM permalink
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His name is likely Glen! (you could look for a name tag).



Likely. Not guaranteed lol. The nametags are small..So I'll look for someone overconcentrating haha
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February 8th, 2018 at 11:24:03 AM permalink
Just played this game at Canterbury Park in MN where it went in about 2 weeks ago. I'm a big fan. No two pair rule to remember, no real strategy to worry about at all. If you can set your hand to beat the dealer, do it. If you can't win, set to push. If you can't even push, muck so we can all get to the next hand faster. In my short sample size (about 150 minutes) the A-high push didn't outweigh the value of the added info available to the player and I doubled my buy in.

I did see some people doing silly things. Lots of folks set "no brainer" hands without waiting for the dealer to flip their cards and set them. One guy set KKJ83/QQ & the dealer had AA652/98. Dude didn't even try to win the hand. Just mailed in his high pairs. Another person played through a flush and set A*Q73/22 and got beat by 76543/88. For my own part, I saved a hand by setting 1010105544 as 554410/1010 against a dealer's 99xxx/88.

I talked to one of the dealers who I used to play with quite a bit. he said things are going well so far. hands/hr are up. there's no need to calculate commission anymore. The A-high side bet has increased tip drop.
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February 8th, 2018 at 12:40:00 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

Just played this game at Canterbury Park in MN where it went in about 2 weeks ago. I'm a big fan. No two pair rule to remember, no real strategy to worry about at all. If you can set your hand to beat the dealer, do it. If you can't win, set to push. If you can't even push, muck so we can all get to the next hand faster. In my short sample size (about 150 minutes) the A-high push didn't outweigh the value of the added info available to the player and I doubled my buy in.

I did see some people doing silly things. Lots of folks set "no brainer" hands without waiting for the dealer to flip their cards and set them. One guy set KKJ83/QQ & the dealer had AA652/98. Dude didn't even try to win the hand. Just mailed in his high pairs. Another person played through a flush and set A*Q73/22 and got beat by 76543/88. For my own part, I saved a hand by setting 1010105544 as 554410/1010 against a dealer's 99xxx/88.

I talked to one of the dealers who I used to play with quite a bit. he said things are going well so far. hands/hr are up. there's no need to calculate commission anymore. The A-high side bet has increased tip drop.



It is a ZERO thinking game! If you cannot figure out the best way to set your hand AFTER the dealer has set his you have NO business setting foot in a casino, even as a ploppy. Not saying it might not be fun, but at the same level as baccarat, casino war, or some other ZERO thinking game.
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February 8th, 2018 at 12:55:50 PM permalink
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It is a ZERO thinking game! If you cannot figure out the best way to set your hand AFTER the dealer has set his you have NO business setting foot in a casino, even as a ploppy. Not saying it might not be fun, but at the same level as baccarat, casino war, or some other ZERO thinking game.



You'd be surprised how bad people are at it...

I still can't get over the lady who wouldn't split her pair of aces over the dealer's King-high pai gow.
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