silversonic2006
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October 3rd, 2011 at 7:59:45 PM permalink
Although I'm a relative low-roller (I generally try to keep it to $15 tables or lower), I think the high roller lounges look really cool. Two questions:

1) I saw this article: http://www.vegaschatter.com/story/2010/5/12/142418/146/vegas-travel/Where_to_Go_Whale_Watching_in_Vegas
Can any of the Vegas folks vouch for whether someone really can just walk into the high limit rooms and discreetly people watch, as this article suggests?

2) Is there anywhere in Vegas where you can play true midi-baccarat (players can squeeze cards) for a reasonable min ($25)? Parx Casino in PA offers it at that level, and I'll be out in Vegas later this year and was wondering. Of the few casinos that still seem to have big baccarat, I assume no one in Vegas offers it for under $50-$100 min.
teddys
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October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46:17 PM permalink
Yes. You can go into any high limit room. I've been into most. My favorites are Bellagio, Wynn, Venetian, Casesars, and now, Aria. You will get a few strange looks if you are dressed funny, and the occasional dirty eyeball, but I've never been asked to leave. Some even have buffets set out for the players that you can partake of if you feel daring.

Don't know about the bacc minimums, sorry.
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EvenBob
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October 3rd, 2011 at 9:01:09 PM permalink
Indian casinos seem to have tighter rules for high
limit. You can wander around the slot area, but
they'll bug you if you hang around the table games,
the players don't like it at all. If you stand there for
longer than a couple minutes, a host will ask you
what you want.
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heather
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October 4th, 2011 at 7:09:11 AM permalink
LV Hilton Baccarat room has midi where you can squeeze the cards, at green-chip limits during the week at least, if I'm not mistaken (I usually play big table). Hilton Baccarat room is actually my favorite place to play in Las Vegas, or has been since the Stardust closed. I tried to find a picture of the room online, but the only one that I could find was lit weirdly to the point where the room looked different than it should. The walls looked yellow (they are white), and the live trees that line the walls just looked like black cones.



Most midi tables will let you touch and squeeze the cards, in my experience. And, yes, as others have said, high-limit rooms are open to anyone. I've occasionally encountered really shabby looking guys betting four or five hundred a hand, or playing high-limit slots at a hundred dollars a spin (on two machines at once, naturally).
Nareed
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October 4th, 2011 at 7:16:30 AM permalink
Can someone please explain what is meant by squeezing and ripping the cards? And why would anyone want to?

During my first trip I wondered into a high limit room somewhere, I forget where it was exactly. I realized as asoon as I saw the limits, though. Well. there were no people playing, and only one table manned by a dealer (it was around noon). I looked around a bit, then left.
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heather
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October 4th, 2011 at 7:25:05 AM permalink
The idea is to turn over the card as slowly as possible, so as to prolong the suspense and add a degree of excitement to the game. So players will very slowly bend the corners up or squeeze the card until it flips over or whatnot. And then if you're not happy with what you got you can demonstrate your frustration by tearing the cards up and even, should the mood strike you, eating them, as I've seen done. The card antics are kind of like the Baccarat version of all the ritual and superstition at the Craps table, really.
FleaStiff
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October 4th, 2011 at 7:25:47 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Can someone please explain what is meant by squeezing and ripping the cards? And why would anyone want to?

No, there is no explanation for such childish behavior, other than perhaps all those rich people are trying to slow down the rate of play but keep the comp rates high. Cards are bent, folded, mutilated, spindled and in one notable case, consumed. Its enough antics for a week's worth of sit-coms.
gog
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October 4th, 2011 at 7:29:27 AM permalink
Are people really yelling "blow/hit" like the movies suggest?
DrJohn
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October 4th, 2011 at 7:36:34 AM permalink
Quote: gog

Are people really yelling "blow/hit" like the movies suggest?



They yell "Monkey! Monkey!" a lot. I, however, saw no monkey. False advertising if you ask me! ;)
Nareed
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October 4th, 2011 at 7:46:41 AM permalink
Thanks.

Quote: heather

The idea is to turn over the card as slowly as possible, so as to prolong the suspense and add a degree of excitement to the game.



I see. So if I were to just flip the cards over, how long would it take for the other players to chase me off the table? :)

Quote:

The card antics are kind of like the Baccarat version of all the ritual and superstition at the Craps table, really.



I thought it was something like that, I just dind't know exactly what. It seems common in gmabling discussions to assume knowledge of all sorts of obscure terms. I know discussions on VP seem to be written in code :)
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