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A degenerate in Macau

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by colpuck, May 15, 2013.

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  1. colpuck

    colpuck Tourist

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    Just got finished busting up the craps table at the Cotai Sands Macau. One, grey chips are awesome even if they only translate to black chips in Vegas. Two, they really separate the casino from the hotel, totally different from Vegas where you have to go through the casino to get anywhere. Three, they don't allow toking. What the hell is the point if you can't get the dealers on your side?
     
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    theotherone Low-Roller

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    Interesting. Tell us more!

    Are the dice tables the same there?
     
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    I've been to the regular Sands Macau before the Cotai one was there. The new one must be considerably nicer right? I was there for business so I didn't really gamble, not that I probably would've anyway. I don't even remember seeing any craps tables there. It was just the most massive gaming floor full of mostly baccarat tables with a handful of baccarat tables.

    They had some BJ along the sides and we played a bit with just pocket cash. I was doing well so all these random people who were watching just started placing bets behind mine. They're allowed to do that. Now I felt like I was letting everyone down when I lost a hand and I'm pretty sure they were deriding me when I did something they didn't like.

    I had one of my most memorable meals at some Portuguese/Chinese fusion restaurant at that Sands though and took a behind-the-scenes tour of some of another company's casino properties with their executives which was awesome.
     
  4. colpuck

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    The Cotai Sands had 3-4-5 times odds and 9-1 on hard 6/8 so slightly better than strip odds. Minimum bet there was 100HKD or about $15.00. Next door at the "city of dreams" it was 50.00 hkg min with straight 5x odds behind the line.
    I walked through the Venetian, City of Dreams, and the Cotai Sands. The floors were without surprise dominated by midi-Bac. I think that's right, the dealer deals and the players flip the cards. BJ minimums were in 200-300 hkg range all the tables were S17, some continuous shuffle some not. I am a dice jockey so I didn't look too closely at that. There were the standard "carnival" table games (three card poker ect.) as well as roulette and popular dice game called Sic Bo (basically all prop bets craps with three dies).

    The casinos are billed as the largest floors in the world, but they didn't seem that large. I guess it was the open floors with limited slot machines that made it seem smaller and less intimidating than vegas floors.

    I read somewhere about a player having a bad experience at a macau casino, not the case for me. Bot the dealers and the players were cool with two americans playing. I guess when you're rolling hard eights every third roll you get popular. :peace:
     
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