FleaStiff
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September 18th, 2018 at 11:54:18 PM permalink
After approaching over 150 casinos, a former student at UNLV center for gambling innovation has a card game based on Dominoes being trialed at the Plaza.
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September 19th, 2018 at 7:22:28 AM permalink
Indeed, he does --Nevada games on field trial.

I have an interview with one of the game owners here: Casino Dominoes.
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September 19th, 2018 at 7:55:51 AM permalink
I don't think I know how to play dominoes but in Miami almost every store sells Domino tables with a map of the USA on one side and a map of Cuba on the other. Don't know how fast the games go but casinos always like to have "a mix" of games. Getting people in the door is always the first step. If Dominoes is a draw... so be it.
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September 19th, 2018 at 12:21:23 PM permalink
There's an explanation of the game at their website - https://www.casinodominoes.com/
Basically you get three dominoes and a connector one. The aim is to put any of the three next to the connector (using standard domino rules) and get multiples of 5. For instance a 5-5 could only go with 0-5 to get 10. Your bet is paid according to a table: 5 points 2/1 thru 40 points 500/1,
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September 19th, 2018 at 12:44:56 PM permalink
This seems like one of those games that's fun as strictly a game, but not as a game in a casino environment.

And why not just play it with real dominoes? If I'm a domino player, that's what would attract me to playing this game in a casino.

That's just my reaction going off of that video without having played it at all.
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September 19th, 2018 at 1:18:48 PM permalink
I'm not sure I understand the rules. How many points would this hand, the middle one on their web site, be worth and why? 6/6, 6/3, 3/4, 2/5
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September 19th, 2018 at 2:01:47 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I'm not sure I understand the rules. How many points would this hand, the middle one on their web site, be worth and why? 6/6, 6/3, 3/4, 2/5



A Colombian friend taught me to play Dominos. Played it a bit in some Latin Clubs.
When I was thinking of buying a club called the Seoul Music Factory, I found myself spending hours there each day, trying to get a handle on their business model, which was very different than anything I was accustomed to.
One afternoon someone asked if I played dominoes. It was a completely different game that my friends played.
Casinos have to clearly state their rules, as it seems people play the game very differently.
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September 19th, 2018 at 2:07:30 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I'm not sure I understand the rules. How many points would this hand, the middle one on their web site, be worth and why? 6/6, 6/3, 3/4, 2/5

25 (assuming the connector is the 6|3 as on the web page)

Of the three dominoes in your 'hand,' only the ones that match the connector (i.e., have either a 3 or 6) can be used. For this hand, that would be the 6|6 and the 3|4.

You play by matching the hand dominoes with the connector, and only the pips on the ends are counted. So, the 3|4 connects with the 6|3 and the two ends are 4 & 6 pips for a total of 10. The 6|6 connects with the 3|6 with the ends being 6, 6, & 3 pips (both sides of a double domino are counted as ends) for a total of 15.

10 + 15 = 25

Only totals that are a multiple of 5 are scored. I.e., if your third domino was a 6|1 instead of the 2|5, it would still match the connector, but the total on the end pips would be 4. Since it is not a multiple of 5, presumably it would not score. It would have been nice if they had an example like this in the demo.

It would also appear that there is no player decision (other than the original bet) to be made in this game.
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September 19th, 2018 at 2:15:18 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

A Colombian friend taught me to play Dominos. Played it a bit in some Latin Clubs.
When I was thinking of buying a club called the Seoul Music Factory, I found myself spending hours there each day, trying to get a handle on their business model, which was very different than anything I was accustomed to.
One afternoon someone asked if I played dominoes. It was a completely different game that my friends played.
Casinos have to clearly state their rules, as it seems people play the game very differently.

I liken it to poker in that dominoes has a lot of different varieties/variations. Imagine if you only knew 5-card draw and then you sat down at an Omaha Hi/Lo game.

I played a little with friends back in the day. Muggins (the variation this casino game is based on) used to be one of my favorites. There was definitely a more complex strategy to it than just ridding yourself of the dominoes in your hand.

I've never played in Colombia. I would probably also have been lost with whatever variation the were playing.
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September 19th, 2018 at 2:38:50 PM permalink
I played dominoes a few times in the Army with the black guys and boy, they don't mess around....

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