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August 7th, 2011 at 9:02:33 PM permalink
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I would suggest to call the letters letters rather than numbers.

And did you wear your Alphabetic Roulette T-shirt?



Oops. Thanks for that correction.

No, I forgot to.
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August 7th, 2011 at 9:03:38 PM permalink
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People have no connection to letters, not the way they do to numbers.



I was going to spell out dirty words with my bets, but didn't get up the courage.
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August 7th, 2011 at 9:10:55 PM permalink
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I was going to spell out dirty words with my bets, but didn't get up the courage.



Did anyone else?

Funny, first thing I thought about was spelling my middle name :) No repeating letters in it.

BTW what were the table minimum and maximum limits? Also I didn't see a display of past letters in the photo. Is there one?
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August 7th, 2011 at 9:14:13 PM permalink
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I was going to spell out dirty words with my bets, but didn't get up the courage.



That will be something people do and they'll always
think it was original with them. When my wife had the
antique mall, she sold chips and stuff under the counter.
Inevitably some guy would ask if the snacks were antiques
too. She would always ignore it, but her sister, who
worked there for years, would say "That was real funny
the first thousand times we heard it."
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August 7th, 2011 at 9:16:08 PM permalink
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Did anyone else?

Funny, first thing I thought about was spelling my middle name :) No repeating letters in it.

BTW what were the table minimum and maximum limits? Also I didn't see a display of past letters in the photo. Is there one?



I don't think so. There were two other players. One was a very attractive blonde, who I wish would have spelled out some dirty words.

The minimum was $5, meaning "outside" bets had a $5 minimum, and you had to bet at least $5 on the inside or not at all. My usual bet was $5 on "roulette" and $1 each on C, J, Q, S, and X. I actually did quite well, unlike the other three new games I played.

No display of past results.
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August 7th, 2011 at 9:27:52 PM permalink
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One was a very attractive blonde, who I wish would have spelled out some dirty words.



If I saw a man spelling dirty words I'd be disgusted. It's vulgar and childish, after all.

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The minimum was $5, meaning "outside" bets had a $5 minimum, and you had to bet at least $5 on the inside or not at all.



That's about on par with regular roulette. Given the lower house edge, though, I wonder what casinos want with it beyond novelty value. I would play it. Hopefully it will still be there by next May.

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No display of past results.



Interesting. That would suggest either 1) they're very aware of the likelihood of dirty words, or worse, being spelled out and/or 2) targeting non-traditional roulette players. Too bad for those on the prowl for a biased wheel, though ;)
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August 7th, 2011 at 9:31:49 PM permalink
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If I saw a man spelling dirty words I'd be disgusted. It's vulgar and childish, after all.



Me too. It's a different story if a woman does it. That is why men pay $5 a minute to hear it, and I doubt it ever happens the other direction.
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August 7th, 2011 at 9:39:35 PM permalink
Its 25 pocket roulette. The board means nothing, the ball
still falls into a pocket and theres no one bet thats any better
than any other bet. The HE is smaller, so you'll lose a little
slower. But you'll still lose.
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August 7th, 2011 at 9:53:58 PM permalink
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Me too. It's a different story if a woman does it. That is why men pay $5 a minute to hear it, and I doubt it ever happens the other direction.



We're getting waaaay off topic here ;)

So how come you didn't bet on W I Z A R D? Of course, by the rules I suppose that would be W I YZ A R D, but still...
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August 7th, 2011 at 9:57:40 PM permalink
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We're getting waaaay off topic here ;)

So how come you didn't bet on W I Z A R D? Of course, by the rules I suppose that would be W I YZ A R D, but still...



Agreed. I generally prefer the letters with lots of scrabble points. I made exceptions for the C and S, because I used to have the personalized C license plate in Nevada (until they took it back), and S because it is also a good letter to have in Scrabble, for plurals.
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