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Paigowdan
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September 18th, 2012 at 7:33:56 AM permalink
DEQ released This News Release about their showing of Five new games at G2E.

Of the five new games discussed in this news release, at least three were invented by WoV Board members: Me, Moneysuit31, and Stanley Ko.

The games new games are:
1. Suit 'Em up 31, which is the name of Brent's game, as distributed by DEQ. ("This is a fast-paced single-deck poker game with a bonus card.")
2. Pai Gow-8: Pai Gow 8™ is a commission free Pai Gow Poker with the advantage of making a three card poker hand in the low hand, (by Yours Truly.)
3. Buster Blackjack Progressive by Stanley Ko. News release states: "On the progressive jackpot front, DEQ is releasing Buster Blackjack™ Progressive, which is a promising enrichment to the already popular felt version. "
4. Double Ball Roulette:In the roulette segment of the market, DEQ is officially launching Double Ball Roulette™. This innovative enhancement to roulette mechanically operates with 2 roulette balls thereby increasing the winning possibilities of clients as well as generating increased action and excitement at the roulette table.
5. One Surprise release.

Mike can be proud that his gambling forum is also the game developers' headquarters of the Internet, and I would add unarguably so. Other game designers here are also releasing games with other distributors, such as DEQ and Galaxy.

Anyway, Chime in on your thoughts, and vote for one and all.
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buzzpaff
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September 18th, 2012 at 7:58:51 AM permalink
Are we invited to play and vote, ala Shufflemaster? Hopefully Roger will soon see DEQ in his rear view mirror as a real
competitor.
Paigowdan
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September 18th, 2012 at 8:02:32 AM permalink
Yes, or vote now based on what you'd like to see or can see running as new tables games.
As for Roger, he's the type of man who looks to the road ahead, as well as checking for blind spots.
DEQ is more of a boutique game distributor, as is Galaxy in some ways, in comparison to a huge outfit like Shufflemaster. In a few years it might be viewed as an Apple vs. IBM thing. Never know...
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buzzpaff
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September 18th, 2012 at 8:07:03 AM permalink
I will wait until I can see the games live and hopefully play. Brent already knows the positive influence actually seeing his game played had on my opinion of it. If the new version is an improvement, he has a real WINNER !
Paradigm
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September 18th, 2012 at 8:10:49 AM permalink
Granted DEQ is much smaller than SHFL, but I see them as an up and coming company in the space. They are turning the corner on cash flow and will likely make giant leap forward to postive EPS in the next couple of quarters.

They installed 300+ tables over the last 12 months and have over 400+ EZ Baccarat Tables installed worldwide. Licensed in 56 jurisdications around the world and just starting to ramp up EZ PGP....60+ table installed and likely going to triple digits in installs shortly........any company with that kind of success with two games is definitely on the rise.

The key will be adding other successful titles and building off of a base of installed games that now cover your overhead. I am a believer.......and a shareholder!
buzzpaff
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September 18th, 2012 at 8:14:00 AM permalink
" From a tiny acorn, the mighty oak grows " Always liked that saying !
DJTeddyBear
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September 18th, 2012 at 8:34:31 AM permalink
Sounds good. I'm looking forward to trying all the games.


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" Double Ball Roulette " ?

Is that the system that was discussed here a few months ago?

http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/questions-and-answers/math/9986-double-ball-roulette/
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FleaStiff
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September 18th, 2012 at 8:36:09 AM permalink
Five new games... fine. Someone still has an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit though I fear innovation is misdirected in a casino.

Perhaps its a refusal to grasp demographics or something, I don't know. I just see all these crazy new games as wild attempts (almost a shot in the dark) to get some wild new fad going.

No one seems to realize that shearing the sheep at a six to five BJ table is wrong. They are committed to it and think that they can undo the damage by coming up with some cutesy new name and some cutesy new game.

Casinos want to scan your drivers license, mislead you with resort fees, annoy you with ever stingy comp system fiddling, ream you at 6:5 Blackjack but then turn you into some enthusiastic new game player? Innovation? Don't innovate at Table Games: Innovate at Check in, at Room Service, at Valet Parking, at marketing, at education, at keeping dealers happy and cheerful (rather than merely appearing to be happy and cheerful). Make the gambling experience fun and stop this New This New That frenzy.
Paigowdan
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September 18th, 2012 at 9:14:25 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Five new games... fine. Someone still has an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit though I fear innovation is misdirected in a casino.

Perhaps its a refusal to grasp demographics or something, I don't know. I just see all these crazy new games as wild attempts (almost a shot in the dark) to get some wild new fad going.


New product design is all about valid innovation. Sometimes new games are just tossed out there without much thought; a lot of the smaller distributors do this to failure ("Jimbo's Awesome Table Games, Inc.") More recently, some of the new games by the standard distributors are very well thought out and planned, and will succeed.

Quote: Fleastiff

No one seems to realize that shearing the sheep at a six to five BJ table is wrong. They are committed to it and think that they can undo the damage by coming up with some cutesy new name and some cutesy new game.


6:5 BJ is for the gripes section, and the 6:5 "decision" never came from any game distributor offering games, as the 6:5 came directly from the casino operators looking to stem losses, and was implemented without any game distributor product. Basic Blackjack was an old and public domain game that was tweaked by the casinos, and not by the new game designers.

Quote: Fleastiff

Casinos want to scan your drivers license, mislead you with resort fees, annoy you with ever stingy comp system fiddling, ream you at 6:5 Blackjack but then turn you into some enthusiastic new game player? Innovation? Don't innovate at Table Games: Innovate at Check in, at Room Service, at Valet Parking, at marketing, at education, at keeping dealers happy and cheerful (rather than merely appearing to be happy and cheerful). Make the gambling experience fun and stop this New This New That frenzy.


You are living up to your handle name, here.
Valet Service, Check-In, Room Service, and comps adjustments and casino policies on them are not at all new game design or distrubutor issues, in fact, they are not table game issues at all; and Blackjack, whether 6:5 or 3:2, is in decline to some degree, as gamblers branch out into new games, which is the focus here.
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Mission146
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September 18th, 2012 at 9:41:45 AM permalink
Briefly,

Why do they not combine Let It Ride and Three-Card Poker into one table? You go in and you can make a bet on either/both. You get your three cards, that's your hand for both. Let it Ride or take it Back, Play or Don't Play, ok, first community card, Let It Ride or Take it Back, second community card, resolve LiR bets, one more card, two-card LiR community turns into Dealer's Three-Card Poker hand.

I just want to know, why not?
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