Stadium Gaming?? (at Palazzo/Venetian)
I haven't heard any discussion on this, so I thought I'd start a thread, Palazzo's website is advertising Stadium gaming, at first I thought they might have thrown some tables into Lagasse's stadium, (maybe with some Emeril look a likes in bikinis, err yech, bam).
Anyway, that appears to be way off. It looks like it's a mix of roulette and baccarat, separate games run/dealt by live dealer, with betting terminals where you can bet on both. Interesting concept although I don't know that I need to increase my loss rate for gambling, but I can understand why they would combine the two, due to some of the gaps between bet resolution.
I also thought it was interesting that they were posting a 6% back in comps/freeplays on theoretical win (although this statement doesn't make sense to me). I would think it would be theoretical loss, i.e Roulette has 5% house edge, $100 gambling, $5 loss, 6% of that $5 loss.
Although perhaps it's an industry standard to call it your theoretical win and we all know every gambler ultimately wins.
Here's the link to the page: http://www.palazzo.com/Las-Vegas-Casino/Table-Games/Stadium-Gaming/
Anyone tried this?
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Chuckmonster responded on Tuesday, 4th February 2014
This is very prevalent in Macau, particularly with baccarat - one dealer and dozens of player positions in rows like a bingo hall.
jinx73 replied on Tuesday, 4th February 2014
I definitely could understand that, do they mix roulette on the same terminals there though? That part seemed a bit unusual, or in thinking about it, perhaps I'm incorrect in assuming you could bet on both from one terminal during a session, sort of like multi-tabling online poker.
Chuckmonster replied on Tuesday, 4th February 2014
I dont think they switched the games. it was bac bac bac... like a barrel of monkey chickens.
if i remember correctly, in one room there was a table wherein dealt cards were projected on a video screen, there were 30 rows of terminals, probably 10-15 positions in each row. folks bet banker, player, tie. the dealer dealt the banker and player hands to great dramatic effect.
donnymac66 responded on Tuesday, 4th February 2014
i saw it at Christmas but didn't go take a look. There was no one playing it
socalduck responded on Friday, 7th February 2014
I noticed this at the Palazzo last month. It was about 9am in the morning, so thing were quiet, but there were 2-3 people playing. As Chuck noted, it is common in Macau, both as a way to increase gaming positions within the govt.-mandated limits on table games, and also to reduce staffing costs. I would definitely expect this concept to spread.