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Old November 13th, 2011, 06:19 AM
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you can play on 1box if your bet is equal or more than 100.. Only Gala @ Queensway has this rule, they don't offer it in t.c.r or r.sq..

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Old November 14th, 2011, 01:06 AM
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Apart from Queensway branch then, if a punter was willing to wager 100 a time they would insist you played two hands of 50 rather than one of 100. You can see why the Gala Coral group are in the financial mire?

I ended up being the only player left on a table once, and the dealer said he was sorry but I'd have to play two hands - as it was a house requirement (??). Gave it some about whenever I moved to two hands my luck always changed, and inevitably I'd lose, so would prefer not to. So Gala paid this guy a quarter of an hour's pay to sit and chat with me about football, the vagueries of shiftwork, travel, yada yada . . . Beggars belief.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 03:02 AM
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Apart from Queensway branch then, if a punter was willing to wager 100 a time they would insist you played two hands of 50 rather than one of 100. You can see why the Gala Coral group are in the financial mire?

I ended up being the only player left on a table once, and the dealer said he was sorry but I'd have to play two hands - as it was a house requirement (??). Gave it some about whenever I moved to two hands my luck always changed, and inevitably I'd lose, so would prefer not to. So Gala paid this guy a quarter of an hour's pay to sit and chat with me about football, the vagueries of shiftwork, travel, yada yada . . . Beggars belief.
This made me laugh
It clearly shows that they have absolutely no clue on how to run succesful games! I have consistently found them to be extremely `old school` in their way of thinking, but I think they will have to up their game to compete with the newer, more marketed casino`s out there- or be left behind.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 04:38 AM
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I love how clueless they are at Gala, Ive spread 1-20 without anyone even taking notice.

On a slightly less relevant note to blackjack in particular, the Gala is well decorated, well lit, and a way better atmosphere than anywhere else. (In my area anyway)

This alone gives them the business they need.

Im playing 'the best game in town' at the moment (very low minimums, 80-85% Pen, usual UK rules) and I cant wait till im done there. Its dark, dingy, full of people who havent washed for days, and probably havent left the casino for equally as long.

Depressing place.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 09:58 AM
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Old November 15th, 2011, 11:49 PM
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Im playing 'the best game in town' at the moment (very low minimums, 80-85% Pen, usual UK rules) and I cant wait till im done there. Its dark, dingy, full of people who havent washed for days, and probably havent left the casino for equally as long.

Depressing place.
And the location . . . . ? Answers on a postcard please.

Sounds as though it could be the gala in Northampton? First time my wife and I went there, with friends, we were all suited and booted (was told when we called beforehand that there was a strict dress code - yeah right!) and we all stood out like the proverbial bulldog's. I think they must have been giving away a free bet voucher for every stain patrons had on their t-shirts that night. It reminded us of a DSS waiting room on signing-on day. Not a place to rush back to for a night out . . .
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Old November 16th, 2011, 12:48 AM
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The dark dingy place I refer to is not a Gala casino.

If anyone would like details of this particular outlet PM me.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 07:42 AM
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Gala near me still offers generally good pen 75-80% and sometimes better. I was there a while back and one dealer was on occasion cutting off less than a deck. One of those nights though and I lost 25 units!

Went to one further afield and they were cutting 2 decks sometimes even more. Didnt stay long obviously but this along with other posts seems to show that perhaps they don't really have a clear policy on the cut card at Gala. As a trend though it does seem to be younger dealers who cut deeper, maybe the older staff like to give themselves a bit of a break more often.

The atmosphere in Gala's does always seem to be better than in other Casinos. I think in general they train their staff better - I cant remember ever being dealt to by stroppy staff there but in other joints stroppiness seems to be in the training manual. Im sure this is why they survive.
 

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