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Table Games Standard Pai Gow tables

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by tigerheart, Jan 24, 2020.

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  1. tigerheart

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    Correct, lower house edge. But as said, no skill or strategy at all. So what is the appeal? https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lasvegasadvisor.com/amp/question/face-up-pai-gow-edge/
     
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  2. Turtleman

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    I must have been playing PGP at Gold Coast for over 2 hours at a full table of Asian players and dealers. It certainly wasn't a quiet table, but not speaking Chinese didn't understand a word. Finally, the old Oriental gentleman next to me said in perfect English, "You've been awfully quiet." I replied, "No shit! That's the first English I've heard in 2 hours!" :)
     
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  3. ChilliPalmer

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    The casino isn’t lowering the house edge to do the player any favors. Face Up moves faster because the dealer doesn’t have to wait for everyone to set, which can take a while, and in Face Up players muck their hands if they know they’re losing. The second action causes the game to move faster. So even if the house edge is a bit lower, they are getting in many more hands per hour.

    That combined with the removing the small strategy/decision element causes me to prefer the classic version.
     
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  4. tigerheart

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    Well said!
     
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    Now back to casinos outside harrahs properties, Cosmo, Gold Coast, and Orleans with standard Pai Gow :)
     
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    Aliante had both Face Up and regular Pai Gow when I was there in November. When I arrived my first morning in town they only had the Face Up table open with no one playing. I asked the Pit Boss if he could open up the regular table for us and he did. The next morning the same deal; Face Up was open; the new Pit Boss on duty told us that they had a rule that Face Up has to be open 24/7 because they had been advertising that, so he wouldn't open up the regular table for us even though there were no players in the pit. I complained to the Table Games manager after I returned home and he said that was a bunch of crap. They had no such rule. I think that the house does have a better edge on Face Up so that's why they prefer that table to be open...We'll see what happens the next time I'm in Vegas..
     
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