mdh
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March 11th, 2011 at 12:46:14 PM permalink
I was just at downstream casino about 3 weeks ago and was told that if i get a players card i wouldnt have to do the commision. My cousin who lives near there and goes there once a month,said he remembers craps being there but it was not there when i was there. BTW it is a nice place(winning at bj i guess would help my opionon).
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March 12th, 2011 at 7:31:53 AM permalink
Thanks to all those who answered. Pleasantly surprised to find that there are some exceptions to the commissions at some casinos in Oklahoma. Will check that out a little closer if/when in the area.
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March 13th, 2011 at 11:33:19 AM permalink
Quote: midwestgb



But here is the kicker, I've been told the state rule re the fee is that the casinos must take the fee receipts and place them in a separate fund that is awarded back to the public via a different game or event, i.e. a more generalized lottery-type of promotion. I do not understand the rationale for this requirement. I assume it was devised as a way to reward a portion of table game revenues back to the general public.
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To my understanding, this is correct. You have to look for tournaments that they put on. They put this fund as part of the tournament prize pool. The cost to enter the tournaments are much less than the total of the entry payments. They are in effect partial freerolls.
JoeClayton
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March 30th, 2019 at 5:28:12 PM permalink
Just to update this: I have been in the Choctaw Casinos in Durant, Muskogee and Pocola, OK, and the Cherokee in Roland and West Siloam Springs All of them have the antes for the table games.

JClay
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March 30th, 2019 at 5:36:34 PM permalink
Quote: JoeClayton

Just to update this: I have been in the Choctaw Casinos in Durant, Muskogee and Pocola, OK, and the Cherokee in Roland. All of them have the antes for the table games.

JClay



Thanks. I was at Downstream in 2015, and they were still paying the ante for customers with players cards. One stubborn guy was being charged. They were dropping house tokens into the vault every hand or two to account for those they were comping the fee (even/odd players thing, i think). I haven't heard it had changed.

The dealer, when I asked about it, said that the state does audit it regularly. Not sure if they have state agents in the game, but they can track it with the tapes, I would think.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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March 30th, 2019 at 6:09:31 PM permalink
I played both BJ and Pai Gow Poker at Downstream in January of 2019, and the casino was still paying the ante for players who use a players card.

Dog Hand
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March 30th, 2019 at 6:19:29 PM permalink
Quote: DogHand

I played both BJ and Pai Gow Poker at Downstream in January of 2019, and the casino was still paying the ante for players who use a players card.

Dog Hand



I've never been three, but everything I've ever heard about Downstream was that they didn't charge the ante.

Of course, the table games at the ones I've been in had a very small percentage of the gambler; most were sitting like zombies at the ding-dings.

JClay
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March 30th, 2019 at 6:40:29 PM permalink
Quote: JoeClayton

I've never been three, but everything I've ever heard about Downstream was that they didn't charge the ante.

Of course, the table games at the ones I've been in had a very small percentage of the gambler; most were sitting like zombies at the ding-dings.

JClay



Downstream tables are quite busy, IMO. And they're not obvious about the ante thing, so some players might not even realize it's happening.

They also had a couple rings (long curved banks) of ClassII (bingo based) slot/vp games left near the sports bar, so check carefully what you're playing.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
JoeClayton
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March 30th, 2019 at 7:41:46 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Downstream tables are quite busy, IMO. And they're not obvious about the ante thing, so some players might not even realize it's happening.



The tables I've seen ARE obvious about the ante--there is a spot where the 50 cent chip has to be placed before the deal.

I don't know if the tables at Downstream have a spot for the ante. If I've ever there, I'll look

JClay

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