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Wizard
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August 10th, 2019 at 10:30:48 AM permalink
I noticed a billboard for the Palms stating they had new high-paying baccarat side bets. So I went in to have a look last Thursday.

The analysis was pretty easy. Please visit my new page on Golden Frog Baccarat for all the rules and analysis.

The question for the poll is would you play any of the Golden Frog bets if playing baccarat anyway? Multiple votes allowed.
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SOOPOO
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August 11th, 2019 at 4:53:56 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I noticed a billboard for the Palms stating they had new high-paying baccarat side bets. So I went in to have a look last Thursday.

The analysis was pretty easy. Please visit my new page on Golden Frog Baccarat for all the rules and analysis.

The question for the poll is would you play any of the Golden Frog bets if playing baccarat anyway? Multiple votes allowed.




I think you have some typos. In one spot it says 7 beats 6 but in another it says 8 beats 7, or 8 beats 6, or whatever....
Wizard
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August 11th, 2019 at 6:06:08 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I think you have some typos. In one spot it says 7 beats 6 but in another it says 8 beats 7, or 8 beats 6, or whatever....



Thank you. I just fixed it.
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DJTeddyBear
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August 12th, 2019 at 5:03:22 AM permalink
Stupid name aside, I think it’s a stupid bet. Or stupid bets.

Do these events happen often enough that bac players notice them and would be attracted to betting on them? The odds suggest not.

Then again, plenty of people playing EZ Pai Gow will bet the side bet that the dealer will get that queen high hand, not because it happens often (which it doesn’t), but because of its special significance.

Unless I missed something, the frog bets hold no such significance.

I don’t play bac, but if I did, I wouldn’t bother with this bet. Then again, I tend to avoid all side/sucker bets.
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DJTeddyBear
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August 12th, 2019 at 5:07:28 AM permalink
Regarding the name...

Do frogs, or golden frogs, have any significance in Asian culture?
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁 Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition. 🤗
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August 12th, 2019 at 7:34:54 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Do these events happen often enough that bac players notice them and would be attracted to betting on them? The odds suggest not.



Nobody was playing at the table I took notes from. I don't play baccarat so I don't have a feel for how much players like the bets.

I probably should have added they also have the Dragon 7 and Panda 8 bets, but gave them different names. So that would make six side bets on the game and that isn't counting the pairs or tie.

Quote: DJTeddyBear

Regarding the name...

Do frogs, or golden frogs, have any significance in Asian culture?



I think frogs are considered lucky, especially when a coin is put in their mouth. I would defer to any Asian members of the forum on that one.
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UCivan
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August 12th, 2019 at 10:45:51 AM permalink
Are these side bets added to the Bad Beat Baccarat? How do they fit in the bad Beat layout / display?
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August 12th, 2019 at 10:56:35 AM permalink
Quote: UCivan

Are these side bets added to the Bad Beat Baccarat? How do they fit in the bad Beat layout / display?



No, they didn't have Bad Beat side bets at the table.
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michael99000
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August 12th, 2019 at 11:21:45 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

No, they didn't have Bad Beat side bets at the table.



Surprised there’s no blackjack side bets like this.

I.e. betting on your 20 loses to a dealer 21.

People seem to enjoy side bets that turn a games most frustrating hand results into a winner.
TinMan
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August 13th, 2019 at 10:01:30 AM permalink
I wouldn’t play this because of the house edge but I could see it potentially being successful. The one good feature is the “it doesn’t matter which side wins”. I feel like I’ve seen other Bacc side bets where you had to pick one side. That just seems frustrating—that is, you had to both be right about an unlikely event and pick the correct side. This bet is better in that regard but otherwise I wouldn’t touch it.

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