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Table Games How's the Pai Gow (Poker)?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by aggie182, Mar 5, 2016.

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  1. aggie182

    aggie182 Off Key and Out of Tune

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    Last time I was in Vegas, $10 Pai Gow could still be found on the strip in a lot spots and all over downtown. Some had $5 min on the bonus and others still had the $1 bonus with $5 envy bonus. Does the El Co still have $5 Pai Gow? Does anywhere downtown have $5 Pai Gow?

    Have all casinos transitioned in to the $5 bonus only? Commission still 5%? With the current state of blackjack, I figure they may make change to the Pai Gow commission eventually.

    Several years back, some of the higher limit tables didn't offer the bonus, I actually prefer this. Does anyone offer a bonus free table?

    Lastly, I have heard some heard some about commission free Pai Gow, is this game common? Is it offered in place of or along side of regular Pai Gow?
     
  2. JeJas

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    Hi aggie,

    Seems like you haven't been to Vegas for a long time.
    $10 PGP still not hard to find downtown.
    commission-free PGP still not common, but you can find it Strip, downtown and off-Strip.

    You are from Missouri? Sienna, Riverstone or Olympia?
     
  3. aggie182

    aggie182 Off Key and Out of Tune

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    Sienna.
     
  4. aggie182

    aggie182 Off Key and Out of Tune

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    Last time I was there was probably 3 years ago. There was plenty of $10 on the strip and pretty much everywhere downtown. I wasn't suggesting it was hard to find, if it came across that way.
     
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    bedaniels Low-Roller

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    $10 Pai gow poker can be found at lower end casinos (NYNY,Luxor,excal). In the lotus room at Mandalay Bay it's almost always a $25 min and at MGM its a $15 in the am and $25 at night. All that I have seen require $5 for the envy bonus but one can bet the fortune bet at a $1min. Commission is still 5%.

    I normally play $200-$500/hand do you know of any high limit games? I've never seen a min greater than $25
     
  6. aggie182

    aggie182 Off Key and Out of Tune

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    A few years ago Bellagio had a $100 min in the evenings with no bonus. It was outside of the high limit area but the high limit bathrooms were the closest.
     
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    bedaniels Low-Roller

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    Thanks may try that sometime, I never hit greater than an a full house (one straight flush in my lifetime) so a no bonus game would save me a min of $5/hand.
     
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    The golden nugget has commission free pai gow. The minimum is either 10 or 15 depending on how busy it is.
     
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    Green Valley Ranch has no-commission Pai Gow poker.

    - Linda in TX
     
  10. merlin

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    I dont think the el-cortez has any Pai gow anymore.
     
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    Stopped by Sam's Town (off strip) a month ago and found a $5 Pai Gow table.
     
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    Last trip played Pai Gow at Treasure island for $10, I believe it was commission free. Earlier in the year I played $10 table at Tropicana, with commission, and $10 commission-free at Downtown Grand. I 90% all of them accepted $1 bets on the bonus, but you had to bet at least $5 to get envy.
     
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