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Table Games How's the craps at Cosmo?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by JesseJames87, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. stlguy197239

    stlguy197239 Tourist

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    There are a number of factors, from what I have been told. On a busy night when all tables are $15 or above, as they slowly close down over night, they never switch the lowest table until there is no one playing. Kind of a reverse grandfathering of people in at the rate. Once a table is empty, they might switch it to 10. They might also have an algorithm that tells them that at a certain time of the day, when there is a big convention/event in town (like rodeo week) that $10 tables will only be available for a short time in the middle of the day but at 3pm they all switch to the higher limits. On a week with no event, it might be 7pm before they switch. The stats behind the scene at a casino rival major banks. I have had a glimpse of them in a prior job but, at the time, was not a table game person so I never paid much attention to the details.

    The local casino, for the last month or so, has decided on the weekends to run $25 tables and they cannot figure out why those specific ones are empty 50 minutes an hour. Just over a year ago they rarely had $10 craps tables, they were mostly $5 on the weekends, and now we are up to $25.
     
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  2. wanker751

    wanker751 Dutch Rudder Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the insight.

    I am sure pit bosses are told to stay within the data provided by the bean counters but sometimes the good ole eye test works too.
     
  3. stlguy197239

    stlguy197239 Tourist

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    100% agree. I have asked at the local place, when there are 3 people deep waiting to play the $10 table and the $25 one is empty, and the floor guy just shrugs and says stuff like "this is what they want" and "I just work here". I can tell you for the dealers it is love/hate. They love the slow nights on the $25 dollar tables but hate that when the tips are pooled, they are not contributing to the amount.
     
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  4. eksantirik

    eksantirik High-Roller

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    Bellagio and Aria very frequently have $10 tables. I know because I played last month, even during evenings. Isnt Cosmo supposed to be their competitor? It’s interesting they have way higher limits than two heavy weight competitors next door.
     
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  5. RPMCanes

    RPMCanes VIP Whale

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    Craps at the Cosmo is awesome. Great dealers, great cocktail service.
     
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  6. miss_sonja

    miss_sonja Low-Roller

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    I'm planning on checking out craps at the Cosmo in Feb. Should be dead when I'm there!
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Which casino is this? If it's Ameristar, Boyd is seriously getting stupider by the day. STL can't generally sustain $25 action.
     
  8. stlguy197239

    stlguy197239 Tourist

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    River City. This was a month ago or so. This past Friday night they had one $10 table, 2 $15 tables and there was one $25 table but that was because a high roller was on it and didn't want anyone else playing. He hit the ATS with $100 on each.
     
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