I don't know how a jackpot could be paid to multiple people without splitting it up, nor how to add fractions of different sized bets to the progressive jackpot. Do all Progressive games have a slot to put your money into? Can you bet different amounts against the jackpot?
Usually $1 in a slot, especially if it's programmed like the Money$uit 31 Progressive.
I can see this as a one-dealer game. Most bets are resolved at the end of the game. How many dealers does Rock n Roll Dice take? Or Scossa? Or 3-Dice Football?
Rock-n-Roll Dice is played on a BJ-size table, with a jar-like dice shaker and is fully suped by a single dealer. Scossa and Three-Dice Football are played on tubs suped by at most two dealers. I agree with you that this game could be fully suped by one (two if busy) at a tub.
Wouldn't this work better as an electronic game?
Maybe so. This would allow players to shut their own numbers, and it wouldn't affect any other players. Of course, this would make certain bets easier/harder to win. If I played "terribly", I might win the Low-5 bet at 3-to-1 very often. By having a House Way of shutting numbers, this allows for easier analysis and odds setup.
Also, having too many shutting options would most likely reduce the payout on the main bet to lay odds (by increasing the prob of a win), which might reintroduce some of the difficulties foreseeable in banking your No-7 Streak wager.
Just from the short list of replies, it sounds like this would be a game of luke-warm response. "It sounds fun, I would play it, but I might not play it seriously." And that's fine! It goes to show that making a winner in the new games market isn't easy.
I feel the same way about my Wholly Crap! and Tic-Tac-TWO: XrOssed Up!, but your Shut-The-Box has the same thing going for it as Casino Backgammon does - it's a familiar classic board game adapted to a gambler's taste for risk. It's too early to be pessy about what the casino dem traffic will be. There was a first time for Craps, and one can make bets on anything - if he has the numbers on it. And Shut-The-Box bears a definite resemblance to Craps - multi-roll line with Doey-Don't versatility of play. Maybe some one-roll dice-sum bets, perhaps as hedges against "bad roll" numbers, or maybe even a visit from the Field bet?