kobalj
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March 6th, 2016 at 9:58:56 AM permalink
Hello everyone. To update you since my last post a few months ago my game Casino Over Under is now GLI approved. Also, I filed my first application in Mississippi. I have a trial run that I am just setting up the details for now and I have another trial run set up for a cruise line for this summer. The members of this site have given me valuable information throughout the entire process so I figure I'd go to the well once again.

What advice or tips can you give so I can get the most out of my upcoming trial runs? What should I do now in the time leading up to it, during and how do I utilize it afterwards assuming it goes well.
AxelWolf
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March 6th, 2016 at 10:43:58 AM permalink
Quote: kobalj

Hello everyone. To update you since my last post a few months ago my game Casino Over Under is now GLI approved. Also, I filed my first application in Mississippi. I have a trial run that I am just setting up the details for now and I have another trial run set up for a cruise line for this summer. The members of this site have given me valuable information throughout the entire process so I figure I'd go to the well once again.

What advice or tips can you give so I can get the most out of my upcoming trial runs? What should I do now in the time leading up to it, during and how do I utilize it afterwards assuming it goes well.

Sounds countable.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Paigowdan
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March 6th, 2016 at 10:54:52 AM permalink
You will get feedback from the places of the game's introductions.
1. Do not baby sit or sweat the game; it must do well of its own accord.
2. Be ready to train the game, and answer any questions of it.
3. Consider game comments from customers appropriately. There might be good ideas or fixes supplied to you if something comes up. Ignore all patronizing comments as well as put-downs as useless "two-cents" comments, there'll be a lot of those. You're looking for game issues and improvements. The table's action (drop/hold) will tell you how it is performing.

PM Paradigm at this forum, he earlier released a game called Easy Over Under. Be aware that there are several dozen Over Under type games developed and released that didn't catch on. Be pragmatic.
Best of luck.
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AxelWolf
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March 6th, 2016 at 11:05:48 AM permalink
Have a friendly friend play and talk to the other players and dealers about the game and what they think. That's a good way to find out some truth.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
RS
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March 6th, 2016 at 11:11:06 AM permalink
Just have Axel play the game for 10 minutes and you'll get a bunch of good suggestions.
kobalj
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March 7th, 2016 at 3:36:30 PM permalink
Thanks everyone. Good stuff like always.
kobalj
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March 7th, 2016 at 3:38:40 PM permalink
I am aware of Easy Over Under and I am aware of the side bet. What other over/under games were there? I would love to see what they were like.
Wizard
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March 7th, 2016 at 3:48:47 PM permalink
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What advice or tips can you give so I can get the most out of my upcoming trial runs? What should I do now in the time leading up to it, during and how do I utilize it afterwards assuming it goes well.



Support the game as well as you possibly can. Here are some specific pointers.

1. Provide the training yourself.
2. Make sure the casino is stocked with plenty of rule cards. I'd suggest starting with a shoe box full of them.
3. Visit the game frequently. Show that you care how it is doing.
4. Try to discretely get player feedback. Keep in mind players will probably bend their opinion to tell you what you want to hear.

Finally, this opinion may be controversial, but I'd at least consider hiring shills to play it. Preferably female. Most players hate to be the guinea pig on a new game so it is very helpful to see other players on the game already.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
Ayecarumba
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March 7th, 2016 at 5:58:52 PM permalink
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...This opinion may be controversial, but I'd at least consider hiring shills to play it. Preferably female. Most players hate to be the guinea pig on a new game so it is very helpful to see other players on the game already.



While I understand the desired effect of chumming the waters, is hiring props or shills allowed by the law in all jurisdictions?
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DJTeddyBear
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March 7th, 2016 at 7:30:36 PM permalink
Stop calling it a "trial run." The correct term is "field trial."

It may seem minor, but use the incorrect terminology, and you, and your game, will lose credibility.
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