Paradigm
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September 25th, 2013 at 7:51:17 AM permalink
My initial thoughts after day 1 in no particular order:

Galaxy has a very good product in WPT Heads Up Poker...well done Dan & Co.

SHFL has added House Money "stack your winnings" feature to Royal Match, Bet The Set & King's Bounty. All have reduced normal pay tables but the new feature of adding the side bet & winnings to your main BJ option....I think it works best on Royal Match with its 24% hit rate....all are tagged "Deluxe" versions of the original.

SHFL's Exposed 3 Card Poker where you see two of your cards and all three of the dealers cards before deciding to make a 2X play wager is an interesting twist on the ultimate 3 Card version from 2 years ago....I am undecided on it, but it was interesting for sure, will have to go back and play it again today.

Galaxy's High Card Flush is good & gaining traction...SHFL's Straight Edge Poker is an interesting answer to this type of modified Poker game....I found it easier for both me and the dealer to find my best Flush Hand vs. my best straight hand, so for simplicity of concept, I lean towards Galaxy's HCF....but Straight Edge is getting some installs as well so this will be another battle front for the two companies.

SHFL's Ultimate 7 Card Poker is a volatile beast.....maybe too much so! You make Ante & Blind bets plus side bet action and receive 3 Cards. Check or make 3X wager. Get 2 more Cards, check or make 2X wager, get two more cards & check if already bet previous streets or mandatory 1X or fold. You have 9 units out there if you bet max and then have to hope your initial pair of Kings in your three card hand holds up if it doesn't improve....I need to go back and look at this one again but I feel olayers are going to be even more timid on this game then they are on UTH and that will likely kill them in HE. Jury is still out for me on this one.

Double Draw Poker by SHFL was not as good as I expected, but I need to give this one another shot as well....5 card initial deal and can draw up to 3 cards first after making another wager, then can draw ine additional card for one more wager and compare your hand to a pay table. I think two pair is a push and anything above that pays even money except on the "Blind bet" where you get odds....I may have that not quite right, will go back again today to confirm....I think the hit rate is too low here althought they indicated it was 40%....me thinks that includes the Pushes as "hits" but Miplet will confirm upon his return from Vegas :-)

Those are the highlights in table games so far.....time to get ready for another day on the Floor, more info & details to come plus the WoV Dinner tonight!
Paradigm
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September 26th, 2013 at 7:03:22 AM permalink
I missed including "Free Bet" in the review yesterday only because I had seen the game last year and we have had quite a few threads on the Forum detailing the qualitities of Switch's game. Make no mistake it will be a monster and is gaining installs up & down the Strip. I dare to say that no other game in SHFL's 2013 booth will have as many installs in its life cycle than Free Bet BJ.
EvenBob
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September 27th, 2013 at 11:35:29 AM permalink
This is it? No comments about G2E this year?
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Perdition
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September 27th, 2013 at 11:41:48 AM permalink
Any APs going to hire Billy Mitchell to work the Centipede Slot?
Alan
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September 27th, 2013 at 11:42:35 AM permalink
Any T&A report?
Wizard
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September 27th, 2013 at 4:36:32 PM permalink
Here are some of the lovely ladies from this year's Shuffle Entertainment booth. Last year they had some token men dealers, but they fortunately did away with that awful idea for this year. Click on any image for a larger version.











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Alan
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September 27th, 2013 at 4:56:43 PM permalink
Thanks Wiz.

Was the fine blonde(I should know her name..I'm bad) that's in a lot of your casino pictures working at the show?
rdw4potus
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September 27th, 2013 at 5:05:38 PM permalink
Quote: Alan

Thanks Wiz.

Was the fine blonde(I should know her name..I'm bad) that's in a lot of your casino pictures working at the show?



LOL! You ARE bad! That's Lisa. Lovely, lovely Lisa...
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September 27th, 2013 at 5:53:45 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Here are some of the lovely ladies from this year's Shuffle Entertainment booth. Last year they had some token men dealers, but they fortunately did away with that awful idea for this year. Click on any image for a larger version.













If you click on the images, you can clearly see, uhmm, their eyes better. Forget the game report, show more pictures!
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September 27th, 2013 at 6:00:00 PM permalink
Quote: Alan

Was the fine blonde(I should know her name..I'm bad) that's in a lot of your casino pictures working at the show?



No. I never saw Lisa, so I assume not. However, my video model Angela, who is in some pictures, but not as many as Lisa, had a gig at Galaxy. Here she is with Paradigm and Switch.

It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.

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