ObiWan
ObiWan
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February 23rd, 2022 at 8:55:43 AM permalink
I live in Black Hawk Colorado. We have 18 casinos many of which now have video baccarat. My question is why do some of these games have short shoes (5 to 10 hands) and others have endless shoes? Is it a decision on the part of the casino to program them this way? I wont go back to the ones with short shoes, its too irritating. Any insight is appreciated!
TigerWu
TigerWu
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February 23rd, 2022 at 10:14:49 AM permalink
Are the "short shoes" a regular 8 deck shoe that is just programmed to reshuffle after a few hands, or is the shoe actually programmed to be only 2-ish decks to begin with?
ObiWan
ObiWan
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February 23rd, 2022 at 10:51:14 AM permalink
This was at the Isle (Ceasars) in Black Hawk. think it was an Interblock machine. It had the "Lucky Nines" prop bet on it. The main road grid would reset and blank out after 8 hands, 15 hands, etc. One time it was 60 hands. Very aggravating.
ObiWan
ObiWan
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February 23rd, 2022 at 11:10:02 AM permalink
I guess my basic question is are they programming the resetting of the main road with variable # of hands on purpose, or is the machine malfunctioning?
TigerWu
TigerWu
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February 23rd, 2022 at 11:18:03 AM permalink
It sure sounds like a malfunction. Next time you're there you should alert someone if they haven't fixed it by then.
ObiWan
ObiWan
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February 23rd, 2022 at 11:33:54 AM permalink
I sent them an email reply on one of their surveys. Thanks for your assessment, I tend to agree with you.
ObiWan
ObiWan
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February 23rd, 2022 at 8:01:56 PM permalink
Just a follow up, I went back today and the machine was totally down. So malfunction seems correct.I let pitboss know about it.

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