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Table Games How Is Baccarat Dealt In Las Vegas?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by jpete1966, May 14, 2012.

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  1. jpete1966

    jpete1966 Tourist

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    I just got back from Ho Chunk Casino in Wisconsin Dells and the Baccarat tables dealt their cards one at a time face up. When I went to Atlantis a few weeks ago they also dealt this way(not at the big table). Do the smaller tables in Las Vegas deal this way as well?
    What are others thoughts on this way of dealing? I personally couldn't stand it. Obviously the results are going to be the same but it seems to give off a different vibe having to watch each card come out one by one rather than just having the player and banker flipped over together.
    Anyone else encounter this way of dealing? Did you like it?
     
  2. shifter

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    On the mini tables everywhere I've seen it they pull out player and bank and then flip the player first and then the bank. Whether they flip over both cards at the same time depends on the dealer. Often if they flip over player with a natural and everyone is on bank they will flip over banker one at a time slowly for drama.
     
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    That's good to hear. Sorry, I should clarify. I didn't mean both Player and Banker at the exact same time. Where I was playing they were dealing it the same a a multi-deck BJ shoe.
     
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    Only places I've seen it dealt like that is at the Hollywood casino at Penn National Racetrack in PA. I asked why she was dealing it like that and she had no idea that it was done any other way.
     
  5. jpete1966

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    Funny, I asked my dealer the same thing. She had this stunned look on her face. I explained how the banker cards go under the shoe face down and she's pulling the cards out as I'm explaining it to her. Problem is I was progressing in a 5 line Banker and my bet wasn't out as she was doing this. Flips over Banker Natural 8. Thanks lady:Þ The next hand I decide to use the Commission spot they have on the felt. Banker wins and she proceeds to pay off the commission taps it on the tray and thanks me for the tip!:confused2:
     
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    Wtf? She thought you placed a bet for her? I'd be calling someone over to get that straightened out with a quickness.
     
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    Mini Baccarat = Dealers handle the cards.

    Midi Baccarat = Macau style, players handle the cards.

    Mini Bacc can be found from $10 and upwards on the Strip, but I've never seen a Midi Bacc table on the Strip for less than $100 (however, apparently the Baccarat/High Limit areas at the MGM Grand offer it from $25, and the Mirage Baccarat lounge might as well).

    However... the M Resort has Macau-style Baccarat on request from $10 per hand and up!
     
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    While it is a $10 table, they only allow handling of the cards at $50 per hand on up. This was as of yesterday. Came across this same stipulation at the Nugget a couple years ago as well.
     
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    Yikes! Ouch... Penn National are running the M's conditions down.... they tightened up the double deck BJ and now the Baccarat...

    This is an outrage, honestly. Bad M! Bad M! Real shame because apart from the gambling being suboptimal, the property is fantastic.
     
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    I was there 2 weeks ago for dinner and played a little bac before dinner and the $10 table was Macau style. That was the first time I'd seen that table delt like that. The $50 table wasn't open. Did you notice the cards don't have numbers just the dots? I've never seen cards without the numbers printed in the corners.
     
  11. jpete1966

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    I was at treasure island yesterday and the dealer gave me the option of handling the cards. It was a $25 min. Maybe she gave the option since the table was empty. Not sure. I just had her flip over the cards. I played the table a few days earlier at gvr and the dealer didn't give an option. She gave me the cards every time. I thought I would like it but I think I prefer to just have the cards turned over. It didn't help that it was an empty table again. She asked if I wanted to have her cards exposed right away which I did.
    When there are multiple players then the player cards go to the player with the highest bet and banker cards to player with highest banker bet right? This seems like it would be a lot of fun because you get to read the players emotions and reactions instead of just looking at the two cards the dealer already flipped over. Unfortunately I never got to play at a table with multiple players that wasn't a mini table.
     
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    Are you talking about the table in the HL room at GVR? What was the table min?
     
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    most dealers will do that by default, but you can always tell them you don't want the cards and they'll just turn them over.

    yes, that's how it works. personally i like to touch the cards even when i'm playing alone. makes it more fun to "sweat" the sides and dings on the cards instead of just having them turned over instantly.
     
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    Yes, this was the HL table right at the entrance. The table min was $50 when I played. The mini table on the main floor was never open the whole time I was there. When I finally sat down and talked to the dealer in the HL room she said that the table is almost always empty in there.
     
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    I know, I should have taken my time with them. I guess it just felt strange being alone at the table and having the dealer staring, waiting for the cards. I felt rushed but looking back it was all in my head. Coming from playing double deck for years I'm used to the quick pace and strict rules on touching the cards that the casino has and I ended up treating those cards at the Bac table the same way. Later in the trip I watched someone just mangle the cards and realized the same rules don't apply at the Bac table.
     
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