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Paigowdan
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September 19th, 2010 at 8:09:38 PM permalink
I had crunched anything out obviously -

- But an insurance type bet is a good addition to a game. And it's good regardless, me thinks.
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ElectricDreams
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September 20th, 2010 at 7:34:14 AM permalink
This is a fun game! I would definitely give it a try in a casino!
MrCasinoGames
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September 20th, 2010 at 9:55:47 AM permalink
It is hard to find a market for tile games.
I think you're Bad Beat Blackjack and Hard Pass game is Better.

Good luck with your games.
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NowTheSerpent
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October 8th, 2011 at 4:06:29 AM permalink
Would your table allow the common practice among male players of raising the next domino and the SMACKING it down hard on the surface, or would table etiquette prohibit such "macho" showmanship (LOL)?
NowTheSerpent
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October 8th, 2011 at 4:34:59 AM permalink
Played it. Love the simplicity and the fact that there is no dubious rotating "Banker" honor. That was just plain awkward. The pacing here is much faster. Does the dealing of this game plan to use just one standard set of dominoes at a time, or can several "decks" be used? Or would the dominoes be specially made for this game, as it really plays nothing like casual Dominoes?
SOOPOO
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October 8th, 2011 at 4:46:30 AM permalink
Nice game. Question for you-- since the dealers house way is to always set highest possible hand first, shouldn't the player, who will lose on the 2 copy hands, do the opposite? If I can play 7 7 instead of 8 6 it seems I should, as that will double copy less frequently. Also, what did you figure the house edge to be, or asked another way, how often do you get double copies? And what is the house edge on your bonus bet? Good luck. If Casino War can make it, I see no reason your game can't. It is simple enough. And appears to be a low house edge game.
heather
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October 8th, 2011 at 7:19:05 AM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

Edit: I accidentally hit "enter" before filling out the rest of the poll choices. I was going to add
"I'm ambivalent",
"A casino dominoes game, are you nuts?!", and
"Dominoes are only for playing on rickety metal tables on the sidewalk of La Rambla in Barcelona while drinking sangria and playing guitar."



I vote for the last one. Except that I usually pay a guy to play the guitar, so as to leave my own hands available for dominoes and sangria.

There are several other Chinese domino gambling games that I keep hoping to see introduced to the West the way they've done with Pai gow. Tien gow would be an example; it is a remarkably different game than Pai gow -- it's actually kind of like Bridge.
DJTeddyBear
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October 8th, 2011 at 10:00:57 AM permalink
Quote: MathExtremist

"Dominoes are only for playing on rickety metal tables on the sidewalk of La Rambla in Barcelona while drinking sangria and playing guitar."

I understand the sentiment, but it's a good thing you hit enter. Otherwise, you, and everyone else, would have had a "WTF?" moment due to the undisclosed limit on the number of characters in the poll options.

I had fun with it, and would certainly try it in a casino. (On a side note, I said the same thing about 7-14-21. Then, after the TCS event at GhostBar, I played 7-14-21 at Palms. $75 later, I decided it was fun, but only because I had a fun dealer....)

I voted "Love it"


FYI: There is an odd quirk to the Flash program. I got in the habit of setting my tiles, then hitting House Way to verify. Occasionally, if the scores matched, it would flip tiles to arrive at the same score. For example:

My setting:
Admin note: removed image www.djteddybear.com/images/twist_it_1.png

House way:
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buzzpaff
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October 8th, 2011 at 5:43:37 PM permalink
I know nothing about tiles and I do mean nothing. Only learned how much Asian women loved to squeeze the cards at bacarrat on
a snowy night last winter. But it was enough to tell me digital Golden Baccarat would flop at Blackhawk.
So, excuse my ignorance, please. How many dice are rolled to see who goes first? Is this important or cultural?
In the demo I set the tiles wrong at first. I assumed top hand = high hand and bottom hand = low hand. Also I tried to win both hands, which is a mistake, I think.
Tried finding a video on YouTube and Googling , but to no avail. Does anybody know of one ? The bonus seems a little out of tilt.
If you have to play 15 hands ? to win an even money bet ? What kind of distribution does the bonus have. All too often, say at a $5
to$1 ratio on the side bet, a player might quickly realize he is losing more on the side bet than the game ??
No idea how to calculate that happening. As you already know, mathematics is definitely not my long suit.
GOOD LUCK with your demos.
P.S. From watching people stare at the avatar lady dealer on Golden Baccarat I know people in Colorado have limited knowledge of baccarat. Except that
James Bond always won. As for tiles, even less knowledge.
MathExtremist
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October 8th, 2011 at 10:32:35 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I understand the sentiment, but it's a good thing you hit enter. Otherwise, you, and everyone else, would have had a "WTF?" moment due to the undisclosed limit on the number of characters in the poll options.

I had fun with it, and would certainly try it in a casino. (On a side note, I said the same thing about 7-14-21. Then, after the TCS event at GhostBar, I played 7-14-21 at Palms. $75 later, I decided it was fun, but only because I had a fun dealer....)

I voted "Love it"


FYI: There is an odd quirk to the Flash program. I got in the habit of setting my tiles, then hitting House Way to verify. Occasionally, if the scores matched, it would flip tiles to arrive at the same score. For example:

My setting:
Admin note: removed image www.djteddybear.com/images/twist_it_1.png

House way:
Admin note: removed image www.djteddybear.com/images/twist_it_2.png


I think that's due to the sorting of the hands in memory -- two hands with the same score are sorted by triples of tile IDs, and if I recall the unflipped tile sorts first. So an 8/8 hand with the first tile 2|4 comes before an 8/8 hand with the first tile 4|2.
And it's not Flash, actually -- it's Javascript.
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