MonkeyMonkey
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June 8th, 2012 at 3:27:56 PM permalink
Sounds like a fun side bet, but kind of a game security nightmare for the dealer. I suppose with detailed instructions like: you're only allowed to cap your bet immediately after resolving the side bet the problem would be reduced, but players are always trying to do stuff when they shouldn't and if they believe they're allowed to add to their bet they will try to do it when they shouldn't. Some shot takers might even try to reduce their bet on a less than optimal hand and claim when caught that they were trying to add to it. Sorry, shucks, I didn't know I couldn't do that...

Do you know when Shufflemaster plans to have it available?
Pacman
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June 9th, 2012 at 5:43:04 AM permalink
Thanks for the plug, DJ. Here are the payouts:

Straight: 1 to 1
Pair: 3 to 1
Straight Flush: 4 to 1
Ace-King Suited: 9 to 1

Win frequency is 23%.

Bet is optional. Players may cap none, some or all proceeds.

Look for House Money to roll out soon in California, Nevada and Missouri.
MonkeyMonkey
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June 9th, 2012 at 5:50:01 AM permalink
Quote: Pacman


Look for House Money to roll out soon in California, Nevada and Missouri.



Can you tell us which casinos specifically?
1BB
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June 9th, 2012 at 5:56:09 AM permalink
Side bets are sucker bets. Period.
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DJTeddyBear
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June 9th, 2012 at 6:29:59 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Side bets are sucker bets. Period.

No argument here. I said the same thing about my own Poker For Roulette side bet. (Look for my improved version and updated website by the end of the weekend).

But the fact of the matter is, a lot of people like them, and I think this one's a winner.
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June 9th, 2012 at 6:57:42 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

No argument here. I said the same thing about my own Poker For Roulette side bet. (Look for my improved version and updated website by the end of the weekend).

But the fact of the matter is, a lot of people like them, and I think this one's a winner.



If by winner you mean a lot of fun I agree.

I had a thought on the issue of bet capping. Once the first two cards are dealt, anyone who is eligible and wishes to add to their bet verbally communicates that to the dealer. The dealer then handles all the chips. Let's use the surrender option as an example. The player who wishes to surrender doesn't reach out and take half his bet back. He tells the dealer who handles it himself.
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Paigowdan
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June 9th, 2012 at 7:32:22 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Side bets are sucker bets. Period.



Side bets aren't sucker bets, much in the same way main game bets aren't sucker bets either.

Any gambling bet is a sucker bet, or it is not, if you don't mind paying to play.
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rdw4potus
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June 9th, 2012 at 8:29:59 AM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

Side bets aren't sucker bets, much in the same way main game bets aren't sucker bets either.



There's a difference between the quality of a bet with a HE of 0.46% and a bet with a HE of 25%...
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June 9th, 2012 at 10:17:03 AM permalink
Dan, thanks for clarifying that. I'm trying to remember the website I read that on. Wait, it's coming back to me. Wizard of Odds. The Ten Commandments of Gambling. Commandment#9.
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only1choice
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June 9th, 2012 at 10:25:41 AM permalink
Touche'
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