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Paigowdan
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August 14th, 2011 at 5:51:17 PM permalink
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Why would a casino invest in that stuff if some other casino can install it the next day without going thru those expenses?


Maybe - if it were both cheap and profitable.
Imagine if a consortium of casino operators jointly financed some new game, instead of letting DEQ, SMI, Galaxy, etc. supply the games. Sort of like a casino operators' Clearing House. They carry the development risk, but don't expend on table rental fees in return.
Let's say Stations, Boyd, Cannery, MGM Resorts, Harrah's, Ameristar et all jointly bought the game distributors, and made the games public domain for the participants.
How much would they save in licensing expenses, would it be worth it?
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August 14th, 2011 at 6:20:51 PM permalink
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The 2-side and the 3-side are reversed as an Asian dice convention. The one and two spots are larger, stemming from the days that "drilled-out" dice pips were balanced by weight by removing the same amount of material per side, so sides with fewer spots were larger spots, to have the same amount of material removed as balance. Early Vegas dice had some "cut" dice instead of "flush-face" dice, and they were balanced.



I'd wondered for years why East Asian dice had the oversized pips on the one and two sides. Makes perfect sense now that you've explained it (I've seen experiments done with drugstore dice that demonstrated the bias created by the lack of weight in the drilled-out pips). Thanks!

The whole conversation got me thinking about sic bo. I've seen casinos use both pai gow dice and craps-style dice under their sic bo domes. Seems to come down to how large the dome is. Ones that have smaller domes (less common, in my experience) use pai gow dice, so there's a bet that gets resolved with them already. Although, as Dan noted, what flies in one town may not be acceptable everywhere.
DJTeddyBear
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August 14th, 2011 at 7:46:24 PM permalink
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Let's say Stations, Boyd, Cannery, MGM Resorts, Harrah's, Ameristar et all jointly bought the game distributors, and made the games public domain for the participants.
How much would they save in licensing expenses, would it be worth it?

I could see that happening in the old days, where casino owners were gamblers.

But in today's climate, with casinos that sweat the money and are only focused on the bottom line? You think they'll join forces for the common good? Fuggedaboudit!
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Paigowdan
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August 14th, 2011 at 7:53:17 PM permalink
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