Paigowdan
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April 13th, 2011 at 6:08:55 PM permalink
Did this game ever get any installs....just wondering.
Some twists on Roulette, aside from using letters, it has different, more mid-range row, column, and multi-color group bet options.
I'd always see it at Raving table Games and G2E. See:

http://alphabeticroulette.com/

If this game were dropped into a casino, some players might play it: Pick your letters instead of numbers, or colors, more colors to choose.
Operators seem resistant, though.
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April 13th, 2011 at 7:57:37 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

...Operators seem resistant, though.

I'd be resistant too if I were an operator.

I get what the inventor had in mind, and applaud his attempt.

Using 6 colors instead of 2, as well as his other combination changes is very intriguing.

And using letters instead of numbers is a no-brainer, when you consider how many people bet dates on Roulette, Keno and Lottery.


If I was an operator though, I wouldn't even consider it unless it was changed to be numeric.

The simple reason is: The history display.

While Vegas may be sin city, you still wouldn't want the history to spell out curse words, or even bad phrases. Imagine being the operator at, say, Harrah's, and the history display shows:
H-A-R-R-A-H-S-S-U-C-K-S
You know people will sneak pictures of it.

How do you feel about Alphabet Roulette now?
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April 13th, 2011 at 8:03:37 PM permalink
On a side note, although I have no interest in Alphabet Roulette, the patent for my Poker For Roulette will cover implementing it on an Alphabet Roulette table. It's just a matter of reworking the math and payouts.

Ditto for other non-standard Roulette wheels.
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April 13th, 2011 at 8:43:09 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

While Vegas may be sin city, you still wouldn't want the history to spell out curse words, or even bad phrases. Imagine being the operator at, say, Harrah's, and the history display shows:
H-A-R-R-A-H-S-S-U-C-K-S
You know people will sneak pictures of it.
How do you feel about Alphabet Roulette now?


Actually, this could be just the thing to let the game grab attention. Given a slightly lower house edge than double-zero, it's further an attractive proposition.

Let players place long shot bets on four-letter words instead of just a repetition jackpot (yes, I know you can just parlay, it's not the same) and I'd even spend some time and money there despite my reluctance to play -EV games.

What's more, word bets wouldn't pay out all at the same time, unlike the repetition bet, making the game less volatile for the operator.

Allow for word bets that stay on as long as you play, although I'm not sure if that would be legal, but if it is, that's a further hook to the game.
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April 13th, 2011 at 8:53:19 PM permalink
I don't think it went anywhere. I have a t-shirt for that game, by the way. Roulette is a very bad choice of game to base a variant on. Recently I met with a couple who was trying another roulette variant and I spent most of the time trying to talk them out of it.
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April 13th, 2011 at 10:12:22 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Roulette is a very bad choice of game to base a variant on.



Its silly, a waste of time. Roulette has been perfect for over 200 years, why mess with it.
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Paigowdan
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April 13th, 2011 at 10:58:09 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Its silly, a waste of time. Roulette has been perfect for over 200 years, why mess with it.



DISAGREE - Roulette is ripe for one thing, - and that is a REALLY GOOD multi-spin side bet - not a redefine of the base game.
This is the opinion of a number of casino execs. This was told to me by a big one.

The ONLY thing holding this advancement back is the technology expense, and the dealer/casino pit/surveillance expense involved.
This was told to me by a number of big casino execs.
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April 13th, 2011 at 11:03:07 PM permalink
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DISAGREE - Roulette is ripe for one thing, - and that is a REALLY GOOD multi-spin side bet -



Yeah, there's not enough places on the layout to bet. Gimee a break. Watch people play, they ignore 80% of the places to bet now. A lot of tables have the snake bet and thats ignored most of the time also.
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April 13th, 2011 at 11:10:46 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Yeah, there's not enough places on the layout to bet. Gimee a break. Watch people play, they ignore 80% of the places to bet now. A lot of tables have the snake bet and thats ignored most of the time also.



Bob, any multi-spin bet wouldn't be on the layout, and the bet wouldn't be manually operated.
It would be a part of an electronic display at each player position, or with an electronic bet spot, or like G3-like player's sidebet keypad display at his position.
All handled by the display tracking computer. Player wins the bet - he gets credit onto his G3 keypad. Look at the electronic Roulette display board, it's computer run.

These electronic "hockey puck lights" or G3 keypads are in common table use. Every progressive bet on a table game uses them.
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April 13th, 2011 at 11:15:13 PM permalink
Roulette with: Alphabet / zodiac / Alphabet and zodiac, symbols.





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