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DeMango
DeMango
Joined: Feb 2, 2010
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November 30th, 2010 at 9:10:30 AM permalink
Buying the three and eleven would be nice. On a recent trip I encountered a table where 50% of my throws were one die off axis. That is, the results were a six or one plus one other number. I'm not a prop guy normally, but on further examination I figured I had a one in 8 chance of hitting a prop paying 15 to 1. Maybe not a good bet as a one roll event but if I could buy them, vig after a win, I could make a living!
When a rock is thrown into a pack of dogs, the one that yells the loudest is the one who got hit.
Zcore13
Zcore13
Joined: Nov 30, 2009
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November 30th, 2010 at 2:57:47 PM permalink
For those that haven't been to G2E before, the table games choices were very thin this year as compared to past years. One reason for that is the economy. Casinos arean't adding lots of new games like they used to.

Another is that the big boys (Shuffle Master mostly) buys the rights to games that are created by the little guys when the game shows its a money maker. Shuffle Master was showing Blackjack Switch at their tables this year.

Unless you have a very large bankroll to get you going for the first few years, it's probably a better idea to have your game distrubuted by one of the bigger companies. They already have the distribution, marketing and audience to be able to make money with a good game. I've seen some great games over the years from a new game inventor, but they can't afford the $10,000 license fee to get licensed in Arizona. One of the best poker variations I've ever played, I can't get because of this. Yes, you'll get a small percentage of what you would have gotten if you had hit it big, but a small percentage of something is better than 100% of nothing in most cases.

Once the economy picks back up (could be years from now), you'll see smaller guys come back.
I am an employee of a Casino. Former Table Games Director,, current Pit Supervisor. All the personal opinions I post are my own and do not represent the opinions of the Casino or Tribe that I work for.

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