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Table Games Awful Progressives at SLS Pai Gow and other table games

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by GeorgeJ., Jul 31, 2015.

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  1. GeorgeJ.

    GeorgeJ. Low-Roller

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    I stopped at SLS on Wednesday and played PaiGow for an hour or two. The PaiGow Progressive was only $54,000 and in huge letters, as it usually is. I later noticed that there were two smaller amounts in much smaller size below that. There is no fine print anywhere on this. I asked the dealer what the heck is up with this...here's how the Progressive jackpots (I believe that the 3 card Poker & Ultimate Texas Holdem tables are also linked to this "jackpot") work...it's like a "Blue Light Special" at K-Mart...if you happen to hit the Progressive on Pai Gow when the Blue Light Special is on, you get the $54,000. If not, you get paid the $10,800 "Major" jackpot. The third one is the "Minor" jackpot... If the Blue Light Special is not on, you only get $1700 for 5 Aces.. What a bunch of crap! The BIG number is the "Mega" jackpot. The pit boss said they are testing this out and giving feedback to the company that supplies their tables...I told her I give it the thumbs down & that I would not play PaiGow again at SLS until they get rid of this.

    At SLS they do not use dice to determine which table position gets the first cards; the computer/shuffler determines that. I've never seen this before, but the shuffler knows exactly which cards were dealt to each position. The dealer can punch in your position number and the computer can tell you which cards you should play in the upper hand (the house way)! My feeling is that this is too much information for the house to have. If they weren't worried about being fined or losing the gaming license, what's to keep a casino from manipulating the outcome of the game and change what cards the dealer gets or the players get?
     
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    Damn, seriously? I think I haven't SEEN a "dice cup" on a PGP table in a WHILE (the only place I know of, is Cal-Neva in Reno)
    99.9% of casinos use those "spinners"
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    UTH and 3 card poker jackpots are never connected to each other to my knowledge as well.

    But yeah, I'm not a fan of this "bigger jackpot at the right time" deal. As for the machine knowing all the cards, yeah, it's fine if you have complete faith in casinos and gaming companies being completely honest I guess. But it definitely could be rigged by rogue operators.
     
  4. GeorgeJ.

    GeorgeJ. Low-Roller

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    With this new Progressive Jackpot system at SLS, all of the "carnival games" are interconnected to the same crappy jackpot. Take a look while you're there. The pit boss told me they were and when I took a look, the jackpot amounts were exactly the same. I hope the tables stay empty there and they get the idea that their new Jackpot system sucks.

    I'm sure their response to the shuffler/computer knowing what cards each spot has is that it makes it easier to verify a Jackpot win.....yeah, sure.
     
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    A Jackpot should be exactly that.... A Jackpot
     
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