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November 12th, 2021 at 7:25:44 AM permalink
Nevada has its first field trial since July. The latest one is Keep it Straight -- Second Chance. Here is what little we know from the Gaming link I just left.

  • Field trial started Nov 4 at the Flamingo
  • Game is by Creative Dream Gaming


I did a search on both the game and company and couldn't find anything useful.

I have no imminent Strip visits planned. If anybody has a chance to report on the rules, please do. Don't just grab a rule card, but note any pay tables on the felt.
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November 12th, 2021 at 7:35:38 AM permalink
This seems like a good place to ask about field trials.

This game is having a trial at the Flamingo. The Flamingo is part of a much larger group of casinos. Did the management of the Flamingo decide to give it a trial or did the parent company decide and then simply assign the trial to one of its casinos? Are decisions made on the casino level or does the national company force games on the casino? Can the Director of Tables games at a casino choose to try out a game or is that decision made for him at a higher level
Are games ever tried in multiple casinos with slight variations? Might a game be given a trial in Nevada with one paytable and also in New Jersey with a different pay scale?
Does any one casino have a reputation for being the place for trying out new games.?
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November 12th, 2021 at 9:09:53 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

This seems like a good place to ask about field trials.

This game is having a trial at the Flamingo. The Flamingo is part of a much larger group of casinos. Did the management of the Flamingo decide to give it a trial or did the parent company decide and then simply assign the trial to one of its casinos? Are decisions made on the casino level or does the national company force games on the casino? Can the Director of Tables games at a casino choose to try out a game or is that decision made for him at a higher level
Are games ever tried in multiple casinos with slight variations? Might a game be given a trial in Nevada with one paytable and also in New Jersey with a different pay scale?
Does any one casino have a reputation for being the place for trying out new games.?
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My experience is that if a Table Games manager asks the parent to trial a game they will usually let the requestor have the trial.
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November 12th, 2021 at 12:45:51 PM permalink
As to Bill's question, my impression of the many Caesars properties on the Strip is they are mostly independently managed. I would lay odds the decision to do the field trial was made at the Flamingo level and they didn't need to seek higher approval.

To get more specific, I think there are three groups of Caesars properties in Vegas, with a single person overseeing each group:

Group 1: Ballys, Paris, Planet
Group 2: Cromwell, Harrahs, Linq, Flamingo
Group 3: Caesars Palace
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November 12th, 2021 at 1:05:27 PM permalink
Thank you.
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November 16th, 2021 at 8:02:54 PM permalink
I went to the Flamingo to play Keep it Straight Second Chance. I started a new page Keep it Straight Second Chance. So far, it has the rules only. Stay tuned for my analysis. I welcome all other contributions on the game.
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November 17th, 2021 at 6:51:43 AM permalink
Already added an analysis of the two side bets to my analysis. See link in previous post.
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November 17th, 2021 at 7:41:58 AM permalink
#16 needs to change the name of the bonus from "Straight Bonus" to "Straight Flush Bonus"

I also assume that if either the player or the dealer has multiple straights, only the longest one counts in terms of determining the winner (e.g. if the player has 9 8 7 6 4 3 2 and the dealer has 9 8 7 6 A K 3, it is a push as both players have a 9-high 4-straight even though the player's "second longest straight" is a 4-high 3-straight compared to the dealer's Ace-high 2-straight).
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November 17th, 2021 at 7:50:11 AM permalink
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#16 needs to change the name of the bonus from "Straight Bonus" to "Straight Flush Bonus"



Thanks, fixed.

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I also assume that if either the player or the dealer has multiple straights, only the longest one counts in terms of determining the winner (e.g. if the player has 9 8 7 6 4 3 2 and the dealer has 9 8 7 6 A K 3, it is a push as both players have a 9-high 4-straight even though the player's "second longest straight" is a 4-high 3-straight compared to the dealer's Ace-high 2-straight).
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That is correct, only the highest straight in a given hand counts. The other cards don't matter.
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November 17th, 2021 at 8:25:29 AM permalink
Was it any fun? It sounds frustrating what with all the cards involved, three of which only apply to one of the side bets. And really? You have to pay extra to get the namesake "second chance"?
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