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Table Games Grandfathering at Table Games

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by hail2skins, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Bigolcamel

    Bigolcamel Low-Roller

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    Twice at the Linq the pit boss raised the limits from $10 to $15 and did not grandfather any of us in. The Tropicana has always grandfathered players.
     
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  2. runthesmash

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    Have always been grandfathered at CET properties. Some have cut it of after an hour or so. Dont remember any problems at mlife either.
     
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  3. Laugh

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    In my experience, grandfathering is totally still a thing. I've never been told to bet more than what I had arrived with. I was definitely grandfathered in recently for BJ @ Mirage, Harrah's, Linq, & Park MGM this past NYE. Same thing for craps at Park MGM & Mirage. I'd simply leave a table even if they told me to bet more, lol.

    Oh. On a side note. This recent NYE trip, I went up to a $15 Craps table @ the Mirage. An Asian couple next to me was playing $10, so they had obviously been there a while. About a half an hour in when the limit went up to $50. They said they wanted to close the table. But they didn't move, nor kick us off. We were doing pretty well as a table, about 5 of us. Eventually another guy with about 5k bought in.
    Just more evidence that they are firm on keeping a table open without disturbing the play.
     
  4. Laugh

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    Wow! Reading some of these. Do any of you ask if you can be grandfathered in?
    I can't believe they wouldn't grandfather you in.
    Is someone walking up with 100k asking to raise the min to play all the seats?
     
  5. Calder

    Calder High-Roller

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    A couple years back our party of five and a couple other players were shooting craps at The D when the floor raised the min from $5 to $10.

    We asked to be grandfathered, he said no. In unison, the five of us put out our stacks to color up, and after a beat so did the other two guys. The floor looked like we splashed water in his face.

    Empty table. Guess they know their business.
     
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  6. BaileyPaws

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    If some dude walked up to a 10$ table with a 100,000$.... I've never seen someone buy in for more than 2G's at a non high limit table .let's just say that happened. I would happily bow out. It's all yours bro with the crappy rules. I would watch though. 100%
     
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  7. Laugh

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    Lol. true true.
     
  8. Sparky4

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    That happened to me at a Let It Ride table at Bally’s a year or so ago. When they bumped at the designated time, we all got up and left. I played slots nearby and watched the table.....no one ever sat down at the upper limit.
     
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  9. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    I mean to be fair a $100k buy-in at a $10 table is kiiiiiiiiiiiiiinda plausible at a place like Cromwell which allows 100x odds. I’m not sure what their maximum odds bet is, but considering that could result in odds bets of several thousand dollars at a time, starting out with $100k in your rack to withstand variance wouldn’t be entirely out of the question, would it?
     
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  10. BaileyPaws

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    You never know. The dude playing with markers could roll up and do it. I think the dealer trying to count 100k cash lol imagine that would be at least 10 min...everyone sweating bullets.
    Slowly sliding all my bets back.. I'm hanging around to watch! you would see the pit bosses cheap suit just start getting drenched... there would be phone calls and slow play for sure.
     
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  11. palellama

    palellama Low-Roller

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    I've never had a time limit placed on grandfathering at Boyd or Stations (I've pushed this to like 5 hours with no problem). However, on my most recent trip at the D, I was told I would be grandfathered until I left the table, then 20 minutes later the pit shift changed and I was told 1 more shoeo_O
     
  12. PressThe5n9

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    Not to drag this off topic because this thread has some valuable information, but....

    I was playing craps alone at Wynn in an early morning on a $10 table and some guy buys in on a 20k marker. I proceed to finish my roll and then watch him play and bet. They didn’t change table minimum at all and I didn’t even bet because it was more fun watching him bet big than playing along. In a matter of 15 minutes he was gone after almost doubling his money.

    Once he left, I continued playing and talked with the dealers about that guy. Seems he’s a regular who comes in to play multiple times a day.
     
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    My experience at the Boyds, has been I've always been grandfathered in.
     
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  14. Its Only Money

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    I’ve never had a problem being grandfathered at MLife casinos either. A couple of times I’ve actually been invited by players who have raised the limit to ply at whatever minimum I’ve wanted.

    Once was with DeMarco Murray, we were playing together the day before, he and I were the only players on one end of the table. After about 5 minutes of watching he had the min raised to $500 on our end. I guess he was happy with my play and didn’t want anyone else on our side. The next day o was looking for a place to play and he was by himself on one side with the limit raised already. He invited me to play again and the pit said $10 or higher.

    Another time it was a similar situation, but it was 3 guys playing in side and I was the fourth. They asked for the minimum to be raised so our side wouldn’t get crowded. The next morning same crew is playing and they invited me to play with them again. This time the pit said $15 or higher.

    Both times I was at Aria.
     
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  15. Jer

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    This... Been on both sides of the coin at different places. Sort of frustrating especially at shift change when one pit boss has let you and the other one comes in and says “I don’t care what that shift does...”

    But, it happens so I stay ready for it.:thumbsup:
     
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  16. MikeOPensacola

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    I've always looked at grandfathering as a courtesy vs. a right and will usually make an extra bet for the craps crew to show some acknowledgement..... When I get grandfathered at a BJ table I just try to remember to say something appreciative to the floor-person/pit boss when they change up the table minimum sign.

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  17. sinnerman

    sinnerman High-Roller

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    I have been grandfathered in at Harrah's in Las Vegas and AC on BJ tables. I also got grandfathered in at a Wynn BJ table when the limits were raised going from Thursday afternoon to Thursday evening.
     
  18. Breeze147

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    I always just assumed that grandfathering was a Vegas courtesy left over from Bugsy's days. I thought it was just a thing that all casinos did for customer relations.

    The last two trips, however, I have been non-grandfathered 5 to 10 times. One time I said out loud "Another goddamn thing they've taken away from us."

    Got the "raised eyebrow I agree with you" look from the pit boss.
     
  19. Nevyn

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    Still happens. Happened at PH my last trip, although sometimes they will only keep it up for a limited time
     
  20. pressitagain

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    I’ve been grandfathered at all MGM properties and Cosmo....craps games (of course).