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Table Games Anyone seen this before? Blackjack with electronic betting

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Nevyn, Feb 20, 2017.

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  1. Nevyn

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    I was at Caesars Windsor the last couple of days and was surprised to see signs up around a new pit advertising $5 blackjack.

    Normally even on cheap nights they are 10 dollar min and as much as 25 on weekends. 3:2 with carny side bets and usually h17.

    But they had this new pit. All the tables had a live dealer, an 8 deck shoe (enclosed with a card scanner I think) and touchscreen interfaces for all the players. I did not watch for long and did not play, but it looked like the players make all bets on their console and the scanner reads cards as they are coming out, so the screens also register the payouts on both the main game and any carny games.

    I didn't watch for all the details but based on what I could see this game was 5 bucks Canadian,3:2, and even S17. I didn't see any catch other than the side games, so it looks to me like the ability to just deal things out and not have the dealer bother with change, colour up and payouts sped up the game enough to make it profitable with such liberal rules?

    Anyone seen this anywhere else? Could be the next trend in the game if it works out, although with scanning of cards they could probably catch counters really easily, and everyone else would have a fairer game hand to hand but a similar overall expected loss.
     
  2. mason

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    sounds like stadium bj that just started in Vegas recently
     
  3. Nevyn

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    My understanding was stadium bj has only 2 dealers for the whole stadium.

    These were regular sized tables with their own shoes and players. Each player was still dealt actual cards.
     
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    Wheeling island Casino in Wheeling, WV has one (maybe two?) of those tables. It took playing a few hands on it to catch on, but it's not bad at all. I've probably played on it a dozen times and the last time was the only problem as the tablets froze up. You do side bets and tip the dealer on there as well.
     
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    The former Revel in AC had them. I played it once and enjoyed it just fine. If I remember correctly they used special chips to register the bets. No issues, though.
     
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    Parx Casino in Pennsylvania and Tropicana in AC have Shaq Jack

     
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  7. Nevyn

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    Lol, wow.

    This was much more like a regular BJ table with tablets embedded at each position.
     
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    Seen it, won't play it.

    I'll be done with casino gambling the day that all tables have electronic betting and/or dealers.

    I'm not anti technology but there are some areas where I just have no desire to interact with it and table games are one of them. If I wanted to eliminate physical game pieces, chips, and dealers I'd just stay home and gamble on my computer.
     
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    When I played it at Tropicana on a busy Saturday, I woke up the dealer.......about 25 terminals and I was the only one playing. Minimum bet $5. The machines are next to the poker room at the Trop, sort of tucked away in the corner up the stairs from the Valet parking area. I think Parx has more terminals and about half were filled with players on my last visit.
     
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    Low minimums for folks learning the game who would be otherwise intimidated by a hairy eyeball and totally crushed by a negative comment regarding a mis-play. (I was killing a little time waiting for my wife, btw). You can split 10's, take a hit when the dealer is showing a 6, do whatever you want.

    Re:Gambling on your computer, the Golden Nugget in AC has three tables with "live" dealers in a small studio next to the Starbucks. They deal from a shoe and you can play online if you're in New Jersey.
     
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    So if you found yourself at a mini casino resort with no local alternatives and your choices were

    1) Don't play
    2) $10 6:5 live
    3) $5 3:2 S17 with a live dealer and shoe but electronic bet interface.

    What would you choose?
     
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