Gialmere
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July 4th, 2019 at 1:34:59 AM permalink
I tried asking this question several months ago but got carried away with the concept and no one ended up answering it. So let me try again by distilling it down to its essence.

You've been placed in charge of table games at a medium size casino under new (private) ownership. There is only one rectangular pit and the owners want a craps table at one end and a roulette table at the other. In between there is room for eight blackjack size tables (four on each side). The owners say you can fill it with whatever games you want with the following provisos...

1) At least two of the tables must offer some sort of blackjack. There can be more but see #2.

2) They would like a wide assortment of games that would appeal to a wide variety of players but will yield to your discretion because of #3.

3) The pit must make a reasonable profit. One or two low HE games are fine for promotional reasons but high HE games and side bets are a good thing too.

Which eight games would you choose?


[Hmm ... I should make a logic puzzle out of this.]
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ChumpChange
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July 4th, 2019 at 5:34:11 AM permalink
3:2 Blackjack ($5 table) ($25 table)
Spanish 21 ($5/$10 table)
Baccarat ($20 table)
War ($5 table)
Pai Gow Poker ($10 table)
Mississippi Stud ($5 table)
Sic Bo (High HA!)
charliepatrick
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July 4th, 2019 at 7:42:24 AM permalink
In the UK most small casinos would have Blackjacks (perhaps two low limit (CSM) and one high limit (shoe based) ). Next a poker based game: 3CP is in most UK casinos and occasionally other poker games appear. I can imagine other games such as Pai Gow Poker, Blackjack variant and carnival games for busy times.

If you're one of several casinos in the area then it might be worth including a unique (possibly carnival) game as a "loss leader" to attract people into your casino rather than the one next door. Also, if cheap and enjoyable, it introduces people to casinos and hopefully they go away having had a good evening and will return.

Personally I think some places find it hard to accept that a "not very profitable table" is actually good for business.
Zcore13
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July 4th, 2019 at 10:03:30 AM permalink
5 blackjack tables with side bets
1 texas hold'em poker style table
1 High Card Flush table
1 Three Card Poker variant table


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FCBLComish
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July 4th, 2019 at 10:52:05 AM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

5 blackjack tables with side bets
1 texas hold'em poker style table
1 High Card Flush table
1 Three Card Poker variant table


ZCore13




You would not have some sort of Pai Gow Poker?
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TigerWu
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July 4th, 2019 at 10:56:29 AM permalink
8 Pai Gow Tile tables.

Seriously, though:

2 Blackjack
1 Tiles
1 PGP
1 midi-Baccarat
1 mini-Baccarat
1 Sic Bo
1 something carny like Caribbean Stud or Let it Ride
TinMan
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July 4th, 2019 at 11:02:18 AM permalink
Depends a bit on clientele and whether the market will support a 6/5 game. If this casino is in Macau, itís 2 BJ tables and 6 Bacc. If there were no requirement for 2 BJ tables, Iíd have 1 BJ and 7 Bacc. If this is a US casino not on the LV strip, Iíd prob go with 1 $5 6-5 BJ, 3 $15 or $25 3/2 BJ, 1 Bacc, 1 3 card poker, 1 Spanish 21, 1 UTH. If I could have another roulette wheel, Iíd sacrifice the Spanish 21 table.
FCBLComish
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July 4th, 2019 at 11:38:10 AM permalink
It absolutely depends on the location of the casino, and the demographic of the clientele.
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Zcore13
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July 4th, 2019 at 11:54:14 AM permalink
Quote: FCBLComish

You would not have some sort of Pai Gow Poker?



Not with only 8 games in what I assume would be a small town.


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DJTeddyBear
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July 5th, 2019 at 6:03:01 AM permalink
I assume this will be somewhere in the US, where BJ is king. Therefore, emphasis on BJ varieties.

BJ with Lucky Ladies
BJ with 21+3
FreeBet BJ
Down Under BJ
Face up PGP
3CP
Criss Cross Poker or Let It Ride
Mini Bac


Iím kinda surprised you didnít ask, and nobody volunteered, specs about the craps and roulette tables.

Craps:
5x odds
Double/triple field
25¢ chips - only for buy bets less than $20
Fire bet

Roulette:
Double zero
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