NokTang
NokTang
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August 14th, 2018 at 8:15:10 PM permalink
"Macau Style"...according to the various stories about the Phil Ivey incidents is simply at a mini table dealing all four cards out face down and the bettors being able to place wagers after said cards are on the table. In the Ivey(and Sun, his partner) games, they of course had had the high cards turned and once the shoe(auto shuffler) loaded up the fun began because of the card back being skewed?, whatever the word is, only the high value cards were turned and they could tell which hand held them and wager accordingly.
tomchina123
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August 15th, 2018 at 2:37:46 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

I agree that it probably means that the cards are dealt face down and you are allowed to squeeze them.



i agree with this. only this makes it differrently Macau.
TigerWu
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August 15th, 2018 at 3:11:51 PM permalink
Here is some people playing baccarat in a Macau casino.
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August 15th, 2018 at 3:38:16 PM permalink
Quote: NokTang

"Macau Style"...according to the various stories about the Phil Ivey incidents is simply at a mini table dealing all four cards out face down and the bettors being able to place wagers after said cards are on the table. In the Ivey(and Sun, his partner) games, they of course had had the high cards turned and once the shoe(auto shuffler) loaded up the fun began because of the card back being skewed?, whatever the word is, only the high value cards were turned and they could tell which hand held them and wager accordingly.



"Maucau style" is not a variation of baccarat, but it is a "style" where players can touch, bend, squeeze, crumble, fold, and in some cases tear the cards (I think tearing the cards is not allowed, but oftentimes the house "turn the other cheek" when this happened).
FCBLComish
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August 16th, 2018 at 3:31:16 PM permalink
Quote: NokTang

"Macau Style"...according to the various stories about the Phil Ivey incidents is simply at a mini table dealing all four cards out face down and the bettors being able to place wagers after said cards are on the table. In the Ivey(and Sun, his partner) games, they of course had had the high cards turned and once the shoe(auto shuffler) loaded up the fun began because of the card back being skewed?, whatever the word is, only the high value cards were turned and they could tell which hand held them and wager accordingly.




Correct. This name "Macau Style" is what Ivey and his partner made up in order to fool the casino management into thinking that what they were asking for was something that is normally done in other casinos. It was total garbage. The people who made the decision to allow Ivey to manipulate the game should have all been fired.

By the way, I am looking for a casino who can deal blackjack "Philadelphia Style". Dealer gets their cards both face up, and has to hit their hand out first before I make any decisions on my hand. Anyone know where I can play this game :)
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