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September 19th, 2018 at 2:58:39 PM permalink
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25 (assuming the connector is the 6|3 as on the web page)...



Thanks Joe! I think I get it now.

Agreed, no decision making at all. I'm not sure if these rules are natural to dominoes. I haven't played Mexican Railroad, or whatever it's called, in about 40 years so am foggy on how it is scored.
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September 19th, 2018 at 4:19:31 PM permalink
Finally a casino game designed to attract ex-cons :)
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September 19th, 2018 at 11:54:13 PM permalink
They should use real dominos, like in Pai Gow tiles.

There doesn’t seem to be a strategy element. You get what you get and the hand plays itself.
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September 20th, 2018 at 5:43:31 AM permalink
They use cards rather than actual dominoes for a variety of reasons: Primarily, they're easier to mix and deal. Have you ever seen the time-consuming, convoluted mix and deal required for Pai Gow Tiles? (On that note, are tile 'cards' used to play PGT in California?)

Also, since these are custom cards anyway, they have additional printing on them to help learn the game: Those little marks in the corners are thumbnails of the domino cards needed to make a multiple of 5.

On the flip side, when I played this game at Cutting Edge, I found those 'helpful marks' to be distracting.
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September 20th, 2018 at 5:54:10 AM permalink
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They use cards rather than actual dominoes for a variety of reasons: Primarily, they're easier to mix and deal. Have you ever seen the time-consuming, convoluted mix and deal required for Pai Gow Tiles? (On that note, are tile 'cards' used to play PGT in California?)

Also, since these are custom cards anyway, they have additional printing on them to help learn the game: Those little marks in the corners are thumbnails of the domino cards needed to make a multiple of 5.

On the flip side, when I played this game at Cutting Edge, I found those 'helpful marks' to be distracting.



Yeah, I would agree the cards are much faster to shuffle. I would also guess, though, that dominoes fall under the same Florida rules as craps and roulette, where you can't use the physical objects (balls, dice, dominos, anything but cards) in such a way that they can be touched by players or dealers (not sure of the exact wording).

That statute is about to change AFAICT, and when it does, that may change the equipment they use to deal the game. Or at least how many casinos offer some type of domino bet.
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September 21st, 2018 at 8:21:32 PM permalink
I visited the Plaza after the Trump rally to play some Casino Dominoes. I haven't analyzed the main bet yet, but here is the start of a page: Casino Dominoes. For a fairly simple game to play, the rules are rather difficult to put in writing. If anything wasn't clear, let me know. I also welcome a confirmation or correction of my analysis of the Doubles bet.

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September 22nd, 2018 at 9:27:34 AM permalink
I just added an analysis of the base game to my Casino Dominoes page.
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September 22nd, 2018 at 9:46:38 AM permalink
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(On that note, are tile 'cards' used to play PGT in California?)



No, they use actual tiles in California.
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September 22nd, 2018 at 9:50:46 AM permalink
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I just added an analysis of the base game to my Casino Dominoes page.



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In case you're wondering how to make 40 points, it is with a 6-3 connector and the 6-6, 6-6, and other 6-3 as the player dominoes.


That’s only 30 points. You a need a 6-3 connector and the 6-6, 6-6, and 4-3 dominos for 40 points.
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September 22nd, 2018 at 12:29:44 PM permalink
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That’s only 30 points. You a need a 6-3 connector and the 6-6, 6-6, and 4-3 dominos for 40 points.



You're absolutely right. Typo on my part.
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