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AZDuffman
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March 17th, 2018 at 4:10:11 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff



Let It Ride is often referred to by dealers as 'Let It Die" and some dealers consider it a punishment detail to which they are assigned for some transgression such as making mistakes in other games they dealt or making a pass at the Pit Boss's wife.



I have had to deal it a few times at the casino parties. Longest 2-3 hours of my life.
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March 17th, 2018 at 6:36:02 AM permalink
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I have had to deal it a few times at the casino parties. Longest 2-3 hours of my life.


Really? I actually enjoyed playing it. Though I have heard that dealers don't always seem quite thrilled about it.
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March 17th, 2018 at 10:45:21 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

From what I understand about the speed of play that is required to grind out any winnings, perfect strategy is not too likely.



Do you mean one has to play fast to get toward the number of hands that will result in a big win?

So, it wouldn't behoove me to sit there with my iPad, checking the Video Poker Wizard app for 3-to-a-straight flush vs. J-Q offsuit?
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March 17th, 2018 at 10:56:37 AM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

Do you mean one has to play fast to get toward the number of hands that will result in a big win?

So, it wouldn't behoove me to sit there with my iPad, checking the Video Poker Wizard app for 3-to-a-straight flush vs. J-Q offsuit?



If you are playing a 6/5 job game, the slower you play the less you lose. Now that I think about it, that's probably true for most games played as intended.
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March 17th, 2018 at 6:07:37 PM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

From what I understand about the speed of play that is required to grind out any winnings, perfect strategy is not too likely.



I don't agree with that. Especially with 9-6 JoB, which must be the easiest VP game to learn perfectly. There are only six adjustments between Basic and Advanced Strategy.

Pick'em is pretty easy also. Beyond these two games I guess things get a little tougher, but that's what makes VP fun.
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March 21st, 2018 at 2:38:18 AM permalink
I also would like to know what Pai Gow game is. I am interested in knowing what that is, I think the first time I heard about it was a guy admitting he scammed innocent tourists out of money just so he could play it.
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March 21st, 2018 at 4:41:55 AM permalink
Pai Gow is a table game played with tiles (dominoes). There is also a variant of the game played with cards called Pai gow poker. There is lots of good information on the wizard of odds site, including a training app, but it's basically a high / low game vs a dealer hand. Asians like the game.

I don't know how the word Dow fits in. Google is equally mystified.
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March 21st, 2018 at 5:25:35 AM permalink
Have you seen it spelled out that way, Nathan? You may have overheard someone say Pai Gow Tile , leaving off the s on Tiles, and with some accents it would sound a lot like 'dow'
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March 21st, 2018 at 6:18:45 AM permalink
Quote: prozema

Pai Gow is a table game played with tiles (dominoes). There is also a variant of the game played with cards called Pai gow poker. There is lots of good information on the wizard of odds site, including a training app, but it's basically a high / low game vs a dealer hand. Asians like the game.

I don't know how the word Dow fits in. Google is equally mystified.



I have edited out the "Dow," part from my post. :) ;)
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March 21st, 2018 at 6:46:00 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

I also would like to know what Pai Gow game is. I am interested in knowing what that is, I think the first time I heard about it was a guy admitting he scammed innocent tourists out of money just so he could play it.


You are thinking of Pai Gow Poker. In California and I think Florida they have cars rooms with weird laws that allow gambling if a player banks. The scam game from some agreement to do that banking.

In a normal casino, generally the house banks (although the player does have the option).

Look up Wizards’s strategy. It’s a great, low house edge, slow playing table game that is very easy to learn.
Last edited by: gamerfreak on Mar 21, 2018

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