Paigowdan
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March 2nd, 2011 at 2:54:12 PM permalink
Well,
My Commission-free EZ Pai Gow Poker game went live today at noon at the Cannery Casino (Craig Avenue, aka "West Side Cannery"). DEQ technicians where there installing the game, and it went live at noon. My wife and I jumped in my batmobile and drove on up to see.

I saw the table open up with the DEQ's signature "lighted signage" - which is actually an LG flatscreen monitor, instead of an edge-lit sign over the table, displaying bonus tables, jackpot payoffs, - this being Pai Gow, and it was overlaid with Asian images of Dragons and Gondolas (but no Thai porn). Some players joked, "Can you put on the Laker's Game here?" - No, we can't; - go to the sports book. Anyway....

The Signage displayed the progressive jackpot (7-card Straight flush, Five aces, etc...) and well as the Standard Pai Gow Bonus bet table (Using the full-pay table of 8000:1, 2000:1, etc, - NOT the Luhn-Tao Wheel table, which is the other bonus bet option that other casinos use, such Fiesta, Primm Valley, Barona, etc. That too is full pay, but is uses multiple 2000:1 payouts, instead of a single 8000:1 top payout.)

To my surpirise, the layout had ONLY ONE betting spot per player - as EVERY other bonus bet was to bet with a keypad display at each players' position!
To bet bonuses and side bets, you simply use the G3 keypad. The way The G3 betting keypad works is like this:
When a player buys in at a G3 Pai Gow table, (say for $150), a player requests $100 in checks, and a $50 credit on his G3 betting system, for instance. From there, he can be what he wants on the bonus bet separately, and on the Progressive Jackpot, using the Standard bonus table and the listed progressive payout table, whatever the jackpot has reached. This G3 bonusing systems prevents "capping you bet" after seeing your cards, or after the cards are dealt, because it is locked closed by the dealer, after the dealer calls more more bets and starts the deal.

I am still not used to the G3 console, being an "old school" player and dealer. But it is VERY popular in Asian casinos (Macau, Singapore), and is being introduced in the American gaming market via DEQ.

I designed the game to be installed with a Bonus betting spot and Pai Gow Insurance Protection betting spot being right on the layout, - in addition to the main bet. However, I saw only one spot - for the main bet - plus an player's electronic console! I was disappointed only because I am so "Old School," and I am used to betting spots. All side bets were on the player's electronic console, called this "G3".

I can't bitch about DEQ's installation because:
- My distributor has every right to configure the game to the casino customer's exact specification, - period, end of story on that - and
- Cannery did indeed request to have a very simple or "elegant" layout, - while using the G3 electronic console for BOTH the bonus bet and progressive jackpot bet being on the G3 console.
- Cannery insisted on using/trying this new table game technology with my game.
- G3 effectively stops "chip mucking" or "past-posting" claims, when a big bonus is hit. Nobody can say, "Oh! I had $10 on the bonus with this Royal!" - not if the G3 is tracking it and says otherwise.

I Do wish they would add the Pai Gow bet. Only gripe.
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Nareed
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March 2nd, 2011 at 3:04:15 PM permalink
Congratulations, Dan!

May there be many, many more.
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Paigowdan
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March 2nd, 2011 at 3:08:59 PM permalink
Good Lord, I hope so.......
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Paigowdan
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March 2nd, 2011 at 3:38:56 PM permalink
Oh, - ALMOST FORGOT:
No banking. Period. Zero. "This ain't a card room."
Told the dealer, "God bless you."
Good.
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DJTeddyBear
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March 2nd, 2011 at 3:46:00 PM permalink
Mazel Tov! Best of luck!



It seems odd that there are side bets that are done thru the G3 console and one more that's done traditionally.

Sure, you need the G3 if you're doing multiple side bets at once, but why leave one as a traditional side bet?

I'd have to see it before I give an opinion. And, since I'm not really a side bet bettor, I'm not sure what I'd make of it.




Quote: Paigowdan

My wife and I jumped in my batmobile and drove on up to see.

On my last Vegas visit, Dan was kind enough to pick me up at the airport and drive me around and such.

You need an AWFUL lot of imagination to call that car a "Batmobile"! LOL
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Paigowdan
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March 2nd, 2011 at 4:00:23 PM permalink
1. Batmobile? - A 2007 Hyundai Accent with a stick. I works....
I NOW have a 2011 Ford Focus - with custom plates, "PAIGOW8." Seriously! The Wifey now has the Hyundai. NOT retired yet - but making car payments...
Dave, YOU should get custom plates: "PokerROU," or even "Poker-FU" Something like that!
2. I think the G3 is a good way to handle side bets, but we are just used to having the spots on the layouts...
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DJTeddyBear
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March 2nd, 2011 at 4:11:27 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

2. I think the G3 is a good way to handle side bets, but we are just used to having the spots on the layouts...

Hmmm....
That might be why they left one as a traditional layout spot. Except I think people will be suspicious, and assume that it has a higher house edge than the others. Or maybe the other way around, or maybe something else, or....
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March 2nd, 2011 at 4:11:43 PM permalink
That is great Dan! I can never get a seat at the EZ table in Fiesta Henderson on the weekends. Craig Rd is a bit of a drive for me. Do you think the Eastside Cannery will be getting an EZ Pai Gow table? That is much closer to my house and I could always driver over there when the table at Fiesta is full! Please let us know if you get anymore installs in town. Oh and I too like the Pai Gow bet. It pays as well as the bouns some nights.
DJTeddyBear
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March 2nd, 2011 at 4:20:18 PM permalink
A better question would be:

Any casinos with more than one EZPG table? Or any plans on installing more at casinos that already have it?
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March 2nd, 2011 at 4:37:06 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

It seems odd that there are side bets that are done thru the G3 console and one more that's done traditionally.

Sure, you need the G3 if you're doing multiple side bets at once, but why leave one as a traditional side bet?



If I'm reading it right, the main Pai Gow bet is made with chips but the two side bets are now made with the G3 bet manager. Is that right?
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