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Table Games Is Low-Roller Big Table Baccarat Extinct?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Jadefire5457, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. Jadefire5457

    Jadefire5457 Tourist

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    I know as late as mid-2012 the Bellagio still had a $100 minimum big Baccarat table open in the evenings/weekends. I've since heard that it's no longer in service.

    Is anyone aware of a strip casino that has a $100 big Baccarat table? I'm guessing Wynn still has it's $300 table(s), but I've never played there.

    I tried searching the forums, but there's a lot of posts about Baccarat =)

    Thanks all!
     
  2. Scottndindy

    Scottndindy Low-Roller

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    Try Caesars Palace

    Caesars Palace has had a big baccarat table running the past couple times I have been in town. It always has been a $100 table also.
     
  3. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Yep, I have seen it at Caesars for $100 during the week. Not sure about the weekends.

    last trip, I asked the dealers at bellagio what happened to the big table. They said there was very little demand because players wanted to see an electronic board
     
  4. dunebug81

    dunebug81 VIP Whale

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    $100 is now low roller? :poke:

    The Rio also has a big bac table that I've been told is open on weekends. I however have never seen it open.
     
  5. Jadefire5457

    Jadefire5457 Tourist

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    It is for Baccarat =)
     
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    earth-3 High-Roller

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    Years ago (now almost 50) when I made my first trip to Las Vegas, watching someone with a stack of $20 bills in front of them, drew a lot of spectator attention. And yes, they played with actual cash not chips at times. "Money plays" wasn't unusual then. The shill young lady kept betting at the empty table and would leave when actual patrons sat down. All the light talk would stop between the crew :nono: and all the attention went to the players.
     
  7. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    the B has always had its big table open on busy weekends and it's always been $100, unless it's reserved. it was there when I was there in November. during CNY they brought in a second big table and they were running both of them nonstop.
     
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    Naturaleight High-Roller

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    Bellagio got rid of the Big game. They were packing it up at the end of my trip in December and when I went back in late Jan, it was gone and replaced with a bunch of midi tables.

    Can't say I'm surprised. I was usually the only one playing on the big game during my stays. The asians seem to prefer the midi tables. It's too bad because I like the big games, and dealing the cards. Otherwise it doesn't feel like real Baccarat to me.
     
  9. natedog666

    natedog666 17 and 20 Expert

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    Also one reason is that reserving tables have become so popular that everybody wants their own table. To accommodate all those tables, they have to make room...also the big table is too manpower intensive...3 dealers for 13 spots...
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    honestly I don't blame them because I rarely played there. ironic actually since some of my biggest session wins came on the big table at the B. but I like that the midi tables have the screen so you don't have to track your own roads.
     
  11. Naturaleight

    Naturaleight High-Roller

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    There's a simple solution to this problem. Caesar's has one big board for the big game. It seems to be really popular with the asian crowd, as the big game there is always going.
     
  12. Naturaleight

    Naturaleight High-Roller

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    As far as I know only Wynn and Casears on the strip have the big game.

    I have heard Rio has one on weekends.

    Does anyone know what other casinos have the big game? Do any casinos off the strip have one? Downtown?
     
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    The supervisor at Bellagio told me they would still set up the big game if requested, but I doubt he meant for the $100 minimum inquired about in this thread! :nono:
     
  14. Naturaleight

    Naturaleight High-Roller

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    Aria has the same thing... they require a 100K LC/FM. I bet Bellagio is pretty similar. Out of my league for now.
     
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