DRich
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October 9th, 2019 at 8:08:27 AM permalink
Quote: bobbartop

Thank you for all replies. And looking forward to Wizard's "trip report".

I also wonder why IGT has dominated so much. Of course, they have a great product which speaks for itself. And I know there have been others, but not even close to IGT. Pretty sure Bally's has had bartops in years past. And there was some other brand in the Village Pubs, can't remember name. But why has Aristocrat waited until now to jump in the game at this level? Were there some patent issues I am unaware of? Anyway, the more the merrier, as long as they understand and satisfy the players.

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The Village Pubs had CEI machines prior to the Bally machines.
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DRich
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October 9th, 2019 at 8:08:27 AM permalink
Quote: bobbartop

Thank you for all replies. And looking forward to Wizard's "trip report".

I also wonder why IGT has dominated so much. Of course, they have a great product which speaks for itself. And I know there have been others, but not even close to IGT. Pretty sure Bally's has had bartops in years past. And there was some other brand in the Village Pubs, can't remember name. But why has Aristocrat waited until now to jump in the game at this level? Were there some patent issues I am unaware of? Anyway, the more the merrier, as long as they understand and satisfy the players.

thank you



The Village Pubs had CEI machines prior to the Bally machines.
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October 9th, 2019 at 9:15:30 AM permalink
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The Village Pubs had CEI machines prior to the Bally machines.



AHA! That's it. I was never going to remember that. Thanks, DRich.
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October 9th, 2019 at 9:24:24 AM permalink
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Patents. now expired for multi-hand I think. Only problem is you won't see UX on these. Maybe another vulture slot or VP on them.



I don't know how it's working for present-day APs but for some reason I can picture in my mind some bartenders developing a bad attitude towards vultures. thanks, OneNickel.
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October 9th, 2019 at 9:33:38 AM permalink
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https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/aristocrat-joins-the-bar-top-game-market-rolling-out-video-product-with-buffalo-slots/



Thanks for this excellent Howard Stutz article. There's a lot of room for sharp-thinking developers and marketers. Don't drop the ball! lol

And it's so true about the Buffalo things. I've only looked at them, but they're everywhere. People are nuts about them. Of course, I'm nuts about progressive video poker with good meters and "fair" paytables. NO 7-5 DDB! (talking to YOU, Golden Entertainment, and others)
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DRich
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October 9th, 2019 at 11:01:05 AM permalink
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AHA! That's it. I was never going to remember that. Thanks, DRich.



I will never forget those CEI machines. I probably put 10's of millions of dollars through their Deuces Plus games.



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bobbartop
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October 9th, 2019 at 11:33:08 AM permalink
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I will never forget those CEI machines. I probably put 10's of millions of dollars through their Deuces Plus games.




AHA! So you're the guy. I guess that lets poor ol' Bob Dancer off the hook. lol

I saved your images to my hard drive. Those are great. Thanks.
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October 9th, 2019 at 2:46:21 PM permalink
I checked every bar top at the Suncoast, but didn't find any.
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bobbartop
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October 9th, 2019 at 7:56:49 PM permalink
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I checked every bar top at the Suncoast, but didn't find any.



Thanks for the effort. I got a feeling there's going to be plenty around soon so you'll see them soon.
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October 9th, 2019 at 8:35:00 PM permalink
Quote: bobbartop

Thanks for the effort. I got a feeling there's going to be plenty around soon so you'll see them soon.



Eventually. But only because of Buffalo.

They suck for playing VP. The corners of the cards are way too small, imo.

Here's a couple of pics from Red Rock in September. Decent Buffalo hit.



Buffalo keno rules if anyone wants to bother computing it.













My only decent keno hit. Lol



Tough to read poker cards with bad sportsbook paytable.



People are up in arms at MSS though as JoB was only set to 9/5 instead of 9/6...lol

But it's only 2 of 16 of the machines, afaik! Also drink meters installed. But calm down people, jeez!

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