Paigowdan
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February 15th, 2012 at 11:09:00 PM permalink
I stopped in tonight, to EZ Pai Gow at the Riviera, when the game opened for the first time there. I finally made it to the Las Vegas strip.
It was configured with an EZ Trak console, which tracks the frequency of Envy level hands, dealer Queen-high Pai Gows, etc., pretty interesting concept. Each hand is a different trial, but still, interesting stats to see, WTH. Me and three other players playing away....
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Paradigm
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February 15th, 2012 at 11:14:19 PM permalink
Congrats Dan....I am sure more installs are on the way!!
Paigowdan
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February 15th, 2012 at 11:15:27 PM permalink
Thanks, - I hope so! So far, so good....
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odiousgambit
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February 16th, 2012 at 12:58:24 AM permalink
Congratulations! how many installs is that now?
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Paigowdan
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February 16th, 2012 at 1:38:22 AM permalink
Thanks! -
Believe it or not, I won't discuss too many specifics, but an open install at the Riviera here in Las Vegas is very prominent.
I will say:
1. approximately 50, some more coming, and this info is researchable.
2. Widely disbursed, mostly Southern California and the Midwest.
3. The install at the Riviera has an EZ Track on it, which has the RNG and some stats on the hands.
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MrCasinoGames
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February 16th, 2012 at 2:53:53 AM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

Thanks! -
Believe it or not, I won't discuss too many specifics, but an open install at the Riviera here in Las Vegas is very prominent.
I will say:
1. approximately 50, some more coming, and this info is researchable.
2. Widely disbursed, mostly Southern California and the Midwest.
3. The install at the Riviera has an EZ Track on it, which has the RNG and some stats on the hands.



Nice One.
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DJTeddyBear
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February 16th, 2012 at 4:38:05 AM permalink
Mazel Tov! Best of luck.



When is it gonna come east?

I'd like to play it without my wife making comments about "That stupid game with the quarters."
Of course, this is the same woman who recently spent 2 hours playing the 25¢ ante BJ game. Sigh...
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WongBo
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February 16th, 2012 at 5:58:34 AM permalink
Though I hate the commission, the dice and the banking are two of my favorite aspects of PGP!
Congratulations on your success but I do hope EZ doesn't replace the original game.
I don't think the HE is as attractive as it is when alternating banking.
When playing head to head, And alternating banking, PGP is in a range of 1.2% to 1.5%
Depending on your strategy and prepaying commission.
The edge in EZPGP is 2.47% when banking is not allowed.
I am curious about the probabilities in EZ?
I know the Q high pai gow hand has a 1,76% probability.
I know that the back hand copies about 2.55% of the time and the front copies 0.1% of hands.
I am not entirely clear on how the HE is calculated in regular PGP,
Now that I think about it...
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Paigowdan
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February 16th, 2012 at 6:35:31 AM permalink
A lot of the places keep the dice, as they are provably not connected to the shufflers, which can read and order cards. Not that they do that at all during play, but it's what some players feel more comfortable with, so we have the dice option instead of the RNG for customers who want to use dice. The RNG on EZ Pai Gow screen is also disconnected from the shuffler machine.
The house edge on Regular commission-based Pai Gow Poker is 2.73%, and on EZ Pai Gow it's 2.469%.

The decision to offer player banking is a decision the local casino operator makes.
There is a trend for casinos to abandon player banking as a relic feature of Pai Gow, as it loses the house money and really bogs the game down. This is because there are two periods of player hand settings (one for non-banking players, and one for the banker), two take-and-pays (one by the house on the bonus bets, and one to reconcile the banker-to-player results), and it produces a lot of player-to-banker conflicts and dealer errors. For this reason we recommend to abadon player banking, (and almost always the casino operator says "Yes, please - THANK you!!!") as the house does not need it, and it annoys dealers and non-banker players (who constantly say, "If you wanna bank, - go to the poker room"), so players often stay out of the action during banking, costing the house money by reducing action.

The Queen high occurs once in every 58 hands on average, or about once every two hours, so it very unobstrusive. Compare that to to typical poker side games, where the half-pay dead hand non-qualifer goes off WAY more often.
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February 16th, 2012 at 7:00:24 AM permalink
I must say I didn't expect I'd find a reason to go back to the Riviera.

Well done, Dan! May you see many more.
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