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January 18th, 2016 at 8:33:32 PM permalink
As soon as I finished writing the last post my wife realized she lost her fit bit. I looked on her app and it said it synced an hour ago. Ok so I know it is either in the d&b parking lot or inside. She called and it was not there. She asked me if I would run down and since our hotel is only 2 miles away I went. I took her phone so I could watch to see if it synced. As soon as I hit the game area it synced. Ok so we at least know it is there but where. Luckily I noticed that since last sync it moved 129 steps. At first I thought it was moving but after a few minutes I realized it was no longer moving. I asked 2 employees and the 2nd one said he found it and it was at the redemption counter. Happy ending, I found the fit bit.

Since I was now awake and out I decided to run over to dania beach casino. When I pulled up I could not believe that it was open. It is completely under constructon still. I am not sure if this is a new casino or just a new building. I went inside and again completely under construction, except for the gaming floor.

I went up to the table games area to get my chip. FlorIda has made it difficult to get chips. I had to pay an admission fee at Naples earlier in the day and this casino had 2 poker games going and 1 ultimate Texas hold em. I had never played uth. I think it is uth, are there other variations? I don't even know what the pay tables were or how bad the game was.

I had 2 firsts at this casino. 1 was playing uth and 2nd was playing a game with a banker. I have heard of such a thing but never witnessed it. It was a guy well dressed sitting next to the dealer just watching. He never said a word and never touched a chip. The dealer would pay out of his stack. He had about 5k sitting in front of him. I am not sure who he was or if anyone could bank. It was all new and confusing to me.

I had zero idea how to play. My very first hand was AK. I bet 4x out of the shoot. No idea if that was correct but I figured AK was good. Dealer ended up with junk and I won. I should have just left. I bought in for $80 at $5 game. My last hand I had A9. On the flop came A92, I bet 2x for all in. Turn and river were 5 and k, of course the dealer had 3, 4. Sigh

I went downstairs and was leaving when I saw a family feud game. Never seen this Soni stuck $40 in and played. After losing $30 I got a bonus that paid $160. Sweet I am up $50. Let's hit the road, nawwww if I got a good.bonus like that, there has to be another one. $60 later and not a single bonus while betting $1.50, I left down $10. Tomorrow we leave at 2:00.
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January 18th, 2016 at 8:39:06 PM permalink
Forgot to add. While driving through Miami we went onto A1a. I read the sign A1A, then out of nowhere I said beachfront ave. I had not idea VI was talking about a highway in florida.
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January 20th, 2016 at 5:52:31 AM permalink
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Forgot to add. While driving through Miami we went onto A1a. I read the sign A1A, then out of nowhere I said beachfront ave. I had not idea VI was talking about a highway in florida.



Moved to Jax last year. A1A runs up here too.... First time I saw it, did the exact same thing.

On a side note, I go to the "simulcast" location here in Jax, and they recently added 1 card/2 card/3 card Poker/UTH, and Bacc... Sitting with the "dealer" is certainly odd. They are employees, but not the table dealer. They are actually referred to as the "Designated Player" and that is who you are betting against. They organize the chips for the dealer, and have to have out whatever can cover the bets in the current hand. They use the same mechanics as the dealer, showing empty hands to "eye in the sky", and can not leave the table for any reason.

Takes some getting used to, but its basically a tandem dealer situation... 1 handles the cards, 1 handles the money. Not sure if the money man gets a cut of the tips....... That would be an interesting tidbit of knowledge
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January 20th, 2016 at 8:33:58 AM permalink
The other "weird" thing was there were 2 other people sitting at completely open tables with no dealer. Just the money person. And this table had another guy standing next to him and they were talking a lot. Maybe a 4th banker? There was also no floor. Just the dealer and banker.
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January 20th, 2016 at 8:47:02 AM permalink
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Since I was now awake and out I decided to run over to dania beach casino. When I pulled up I could not believe that it was open. It is completely under constructon still. I am not sure if this is a new casino or just a new building. I went inside and again completely under construction, except for the gaming floor.

Sounds like this is the old Dania Jai-Aiai fronton. It's probably been 15 years since I was there. I would guess that they are refurbishing the old building. I can't imagine it would make sense to construct a new jai-alai cancha.

Their website says they are currently running live jai-alai. Did you happen to catch a game or two while you were there?
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January 20th, 2016 at 10:17:08 AM permalink
Funny how the FitBit shows up once you let them know that you have evidence it is there. Like magic... no??

Corporate backed, player banked games are the only game in town in non-Tribal California joints. Usually players are given the option to bank after a certain number of hands. Did you notice a "Dealer 1/ Dealer 2" button or mat that indicates how many hands a banker has taken? the option is then offered to the the others if they would like a turn. You don't get to actually deal the cards, but you pay your collection, and play the dealer's position (using the house way) and collect/pay the win/loss for the base game out of your stack (I am not sure about side bets, but I know that progressives are still paid by the corporation.) If your stack can't cover the action on the table, the corporation covers the rest, but also splits the win too.
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January 20th, 2016 at 11:24:30 AM permalink
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Sounds like this is the old Dania Jai-Aiai fronton. It's probably been 15 years since I was there. I would guess that they are refurbishing the old building. I can't imagine it would make sense to construct a new jai-alai cancha.

Their website says they are currently running live jai-alai. Did you happen to catch a game or two while you were there?



Yeah I think that may be the case. I was looking at a few websites this morning and there was mention of a Jai Alai fronton. This place was on Fronton street so that would make sense.

I did not get to catch a Jai-Alai event. That was on my to do list and our timing got messed up. I really wanted to catch one.
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January 20th, 2016 at 11:27:51 AM permalink
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Funny how the FitBit shows up once you let them know that you have evidence it is there. Like magic... no??

Corporate backed, player banked games are the only game in town in non-Tribal California joints. Usually players are given the option to bank after a certain number of hands. Did you notice a "Dealer 1/ Dealer 2" button or mat that indicates how many hands a banker has taken? the option is then offered to the the others if they would like a turn. You don't get to actually deal the cards, but you pay your collection, and play the dealer's position (using the house way) and collect/pay the win/loss for the base game out of your stack (I am not sure about side bets, but I know that progressives are still paid by the corporation.) If your stack can't cover the action on the table, the corporation covers the rest, but also splits the win too.



Yeah when I asked for it he definitely looked like he was running the scenarios through his head. Glad he decided to give it back.

There was no button that I was aware of but at first I was confused as to what was going on. At first I thought it was just a huge table and there were more spaces. It was almost like a poker table.
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