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Old November 1st, 2011, 05:28 PM
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a automatic peeking device and most of the other LV casinos do not?
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Old November 1st, 2011, 06:09 PM
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All the Vegas use a form of peeking device.

Are you talking about the little red light green light device rather than the simple mirror prism device that is much cheaper and can't break? They are leftover relics from when Steve Wynn owned the Mirage and he came up with the idea for those things.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 06:23 PM
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All the Vegas use a form of peeking device.

Are you talking about the little red light green light device rather than the simple mirror prism device that is much cheaper and can't break? They are leftover relics from when Steve Wynn owned the Mirage and he came up with the idea for those things.
But Mirage is the only one using a fancy, unique device.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 11:07 PM
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Why does the Mirage use an automatic peeking device and most of the other LV casinos do not?
Why does one person smoke Camels and another smoke Marlboros? Why do some men prefer blondes and others prefer brunettes?

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But Mirage is the only one using a fancy, unique device.
I would estimate that there are somewhere around 30-50 casinos in the U.S. that use that particular device.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 12:40 PM
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I would estimate that there are somewhere around 30-50 casinos in the U.S. that use that particular device.
Indeed. Bellagio and Aria use them as well.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 09:35 PM
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All the Vegas use a form of peeking device.
Southpoint has no device. They still manually check for blackjack.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 10:01 PM
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dont they only check for blackjack with an Ace showing?
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Old November 10th, 2011, 08:37 PM
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Southpoint has no device. They still manually check for blackjack.
What do you mean by "manually?" No prism? They bend the card up? I don't remember that, but it's been a while.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 09:38 PM
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dont they only check for blackjack with an Ace showing?
That's correct. You only lose your initial bet if there's an ace under a face card.

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What do you mean by "manually?" No prism? They bend the card up? I don't remember that, but it's been a while.
That's correct too.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 10:58 PM
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well i mean wouldnt you only lose your initial bet anyways? how could you lose more?
 

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