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Table Games Criss Cross Poker

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by 1stoppop, Jan 4, 2019.

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  1. Prez

    Prez Tourist

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    I visited both Linq and Binion . Binion was the way I thought . Not a great choice for the Criss Cross Poker Table.
    Linq was different story. Looks like huge success for Criss Cross Poker Table . Some time have to wait to get an open seat !! Almost full every time I went there .
    Linq has only one Table.Hopefully will come to other casinos soon
     
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  2. sandlapper

    sandlapper Low-Roller

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    I played both at Linq and Binion’s a couple of weeks ago. This is a FUN game!
     
  3. Tex

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    What’s the house edge on this?
     
  4. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    The house expects to win 8.66% of a single ante bet (almost always a $5 min ante) from someone who plays perfectly. But since the minimum bet made is an ante in each direction, the house edge is 4.33%. The average bet when played perfectly is 5.8685 antes, so the element of risk is 8.66%/5.8685 = 1.48% of the average wager. The house probably makes significantly more due to errors.

    https://wizardofodds.com/games/criss-cross-poker/
     
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  5. cg123

    cg123 Low-Roller

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    Has this game spread to any other casinos or still only Linq and Binion's? Just curious as I will probably play a bit on my next trip as I found it fun for a carney game.
     
  6. texasaggie07

    texasaggie07 Tourist

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    Any updates? Still at the Linq? Spread anywhere else? I won big on quad aces on this game in New Orleans and want to play some more!
     
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    Odds are crap, but that's why it's called gambling!

    Playing that demo and a quick consult on Wizard of Odds and I think I have it down.
     
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    cg123 Low-Roller

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    Just an update. This appears to have been removed from Binion's. I was there last week and couldn't find the table. I asked a pit critter and he looked at me cross-eyed.
     
  9. sandlapper

    sandlapper Low-Roller

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    CG, That’s disappointing! It’s a fun game.
     
  10. Prez

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    Hmmmm I thought it’s a very exiting game and will spread in other casino in las Vegas. In Atlantic City Borgata has 7 tables now !!
     
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  11. CrissCrosser

    CrissCrosser Newbie

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    In Vegas. As reported, game was taken out of Binions 9 months ago.

    Also removed from Linq a couple months ago.

    Didn't find it anywhere else.

    Sad....
     
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    I was at the Linq Feb 15 and they had it -- it's just been moved from near the stage to closer to the room elevators.
     
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  13. journaljim

    journaljim Low-Roller

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    I hope it's still there in May!
     
  14. stackinchips

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    Not surprising that it left Binions. The total bet required is a bit high for most of the clientele that visit DT. There's just not enough folks down there that have the bankroll for the buy-ins that would be required to play this for any length of time. Even more so for a place like Binions.
     
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    topcard Re-Open Vegas!

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    Not so sure about that... all the UTH tables seem to do pretty well with an average $5 hand costing $25 to play...and there are 7 of them downtown... more than the total of Freebet Blackjack tables (4?).
    I think it failed at Binion's for a couple of other reasons...
    1. It's Binion's & they just don't have the foot traffic that every other property enjoys. Consequently, there's not enough people willing to give it a try.
    2. People see the table, it's empty, but the game appears to be confusing, so they keep walking.
     
  16. stackinchips

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    UTH is very different for two reasons. First, the $25 you quote is only if you're playing the correct strategy. The vast majority of players likely aren't playing correct strategy, and their average bet is probably much closer to $10 at a $5 table than $25. Secondly, UTH is using the basic format and rules of a game that is already widely understood and popular. The average gambler can sit down and immediately get the general concept enough to play. Apples and Oranges.
     
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