Ayecarumba
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February 14th, 2011 at 11:06:55 AM permalink
With only 32 tiles, and fact that they are shuffled on the table in front of all the players, I suspect it would be possible to "track" key tiles; if not into your own hand, maybe just knowing that the dealer's hand will not have them. What do you think? Is there a possibility of raising a player's edge?
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MathExtremist
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February 14th, 2011 at 11:45:05 AM permalink
Yes, and several techniques are used. Here's a link about pre-marked "reader tiles", tiles specifically manufactured to be used in cheating:

http://www.lastresortconsulting.com/pages/portal/polarized/rt_01.html

Other marking techniques are known, but no, I'm not going to teach you how to do it. :)
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NicksGamingStuff
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February 14th, 2011 at 12:35:39 PM permalink
Since the dice determine where the tiles go to, I find it hard to gain a huge advantage in terms of where to sit to get the best stack, I think at best you would just have an idea of what the dealer has, that in itself does present some opportunity, but I dont think it would make a huge difference in the way you would set your hand anyway.
PaiGowFan
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February 24th, 2011 at 4:29:39 PM permalink
That would require an awful lot of concentration and I doubt anyone can do that consistently. You'd really need to know where the 2 teen and 2 day tiles are to really have an advantage and I seriously doubt anyone can do that without marking.
Ayecarumba
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February 24th, 2011 at 4:40:42 PM permalink
Thanks all for the input. I wonder what happens to "worn" tiles? Could you ask for a set from the pit boss, like a deck of cards?
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NicksGamingStuff
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February 24th, 2011 at 5:02:00 PM permalink
Or go to china town and buy a set for $10
PaiGowFan
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February 24th, 2011 at 6:49:08 PM permalink
I've tried to get tiles and have been unsuccessful, so far. I did buy a set on eBay. However, the dealers practice with a deck of cards with pictures of the tiles on the cards. The pit boss gave me one of the decks.
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February 24th, 2011 at 7:11:07 PM permalink
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February 24th, 2011 at 7:11:43 PM permalink
I got mine from Amazon.

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