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Table Games does mirage still deal their DD handheld?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by jingber05, May 10, 2015.

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  1. jingber05

    jingber05 Tourist

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    ? i know aria and bellagio used to have DD hand dealt but now its a from a shoe. Did mirage make that move also?
     
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    Scottndindy Low-Roller

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    I was at The Mirage in February and it was handheld at the time. Not sure if it has changed since then. Do Aria and Bellagio deal doubledeck from a shoe in high limit?
     
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    Yes. They started using the shoe for DD in january
     
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    Not that it's remotely high-limit, but SLS recently switched from dealing their double deck game from a shoe, after it being handheld for the first few months. Apparently it was to some degree because the dealers absolutely hated doing it handheld.
     
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    I asked one of the dealers at Aria why the change and she said the suits determined that they could deal more hands per hour from the shoe
     
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    Interesting. I asked a few dealers and a pit boss about it at SLS, and they all said it was because it was a pain to deal. Part of the problem is that SLS has a bunch of tiny female dealers in that pit who literally had trouble holding the deck in a way that would avoid exposing the cards that were being dealt.
     
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    The S17 DD on the floor was dealt from a shoe when I was there last month.
     
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    I second that. I was there between 4/25-5/1 and the two $25 S17 DD tables in front of the HL were dealt from a shoe. No touchie.
     
  9. jingber05

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    the mirage added another DD table? i thought they always had that 1 infamous one outside the HL room. has the strip pretty much completely wiped away pitch games? palazzo i think still has them but thats it i think



     
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    This is a revolting development. I saw this game at MB last year and thought it was a one-off.
    If pitch BJ is on the way out, you'll find me at the craps table.
     
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    On second thought, I'm not sure if there were 1 or 2 DD tables! I remembered there were three BJ tables right outside of HL room, because I got slaughtered on all three, but my brain cannot remember if more than one table were double deck. I remembered seeing two but I could very well be wrong, sorry!
     
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    At least out of my entire trip I did not see one pitch BJ table on Strip. I can't say with confidence that they don't exist, I just didn't see one and I was looking for it.
     
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    As someone posted earlier, you can still find it in the Venetian/Palazzo high limit
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    See...I do not get this... if the rules are good, a two-deck shoe game is - in some respects - even better than pitch.
    All of the cards, save the dealer's hole-card, are visible (and track-able) immediately.
    I find such games noticeably easier to count.

    Also - I have noticed that such games use a pre-set cut-spot that is about 37% cut-away. For two-deck pitch, the dealer's all seem to cut-away half.
    I like pitch games. But I would never stop playing if they got rid of them in favor of a two-deck shoe with the same good rules.

    The only thing you really give up is marks, bends & 'creases' that sometimes occur with the cards on a pitch game.
    It's been my experience that the pit will jump on those pretty quickly when they become noticeable.
     
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    I played double deck shoe at TI in April and the cut was about 35% as you mentioned topcard. The only other thing is playing more hands per hour out of a shoe.
     
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    Do you recall the min on the table? $100 I'm assuming?
     
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    It's been a while since I last played there (Oct '14), but the pit just outside the HL room at Palazzo (where the Asian games are) usually has a table or two of pitch, DD, H17 BJ. I've seen it as low as $25 on a slow Sunday afternoon. But usually they're $50, and $100 when it's busy.

    I've never played in the HL rooms at V/P, but I do use the HL restroom at Palazzo when I'm playing at the pit I mentioned above. I don't recall ever seeing the DD game at less than $300 in there.
     
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    Cool thanks man.

    One of my "to do's" is to play DD pitch...I have only played it a handful of times but I'd like to give it an honest go
     
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    My first time playing pitch BJ was back in 1993 at the Gold Coast, $5 min and they still had the silver dollars. Roulette had $0.10 chips in the morning and $0.25 all other times. This is how I got hooked with BJ and roulette. The good old days for me!
     
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    lol I have never seen a $0.10 chip! The lowest I have seen were $0.50 ones on a craps table in Lima Peru (used to pay the vig on the 4 and 10)

    Pitch always made me nervous for some reason. I am not a counter nor do I have a desire to count...but I will fluctuate my bets wildly at times so I can imagine some pit boss thinking I was counting if I did this at a DD pitch game and the deck happened to be rich with high cards.
     
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