Though this IS a bit unusual it's not at ALL unprecedented. And it's the NORM in many Canadian casinos.
No, THIS is not unusual. More than half of all places start their baccarat shoes this way.
I happen to have personal knowledge that the Seminole Hard Rock casino in Florida does NOT have a policy of short-shoeing any of their games, whether it be blackjack, or baccarat; or any of the carny games.
I, for one; have no patience for the people who start these ridiculous threads; in which the OP whines about some casino bad luck, and then attempts to draw the conclusion: I lost, therefore I was cheated. Good grief! :flame:
Longtime lurker here, but finally made an account to respond to this sucker's ludicrous post.
Personal knowledge how? Your post wreaks of an insider who does not want bad PR for his company.
Honestly? No one here should care about the opinion of someone who uses the terms "libelous" when it comes to talking about an Indian casino.
You are clearly biased. All it takes to figure out if something is fishy is to witness a few thousand hands. You can also guess the fairness of the game by walking around the tables and seeing that NOONE has a decent chipstack in front of them, EVER. What everyone is a terrible blackjack player? Perhaps EVERYONE is having bad luck simultaneously? Get real.
This is the same casino that rigs their drawings and sets their machines to pay back less than 70 percent. As to why they do it? Simple, to make money FASTER. Get players to run to the ATM more often.
You know what though? A fool and their money are soon parted. I personally don't care one way or the other. Even if you told a degenerate the game was rigged they would still play. Hard to feel sorry for someone like that.
You on the other hand need to start being honest and upfront with people, and stop with this smoke and mirrors BS.
Clearly logic isn't your strong point, given your methods of determining the fairness of a game, but you might still want to think twice before making assumptions about players who—for all you know—might be long-time professionals with more experience in advantage gambling than you can hope to even imagine by observing chip stacks or suffering a few bad sessions at a game with a reasonably negative expectation in the first place.
I'm by no means an ass-kisser, but some of these characters...
It wouldn't surprise me if free-roll drawings were rigged. Even the Venetian got caught doing this. Some people come up with the weird idea that if it's a freeroll, it's OK to cheat because you haven't cheated the patron out of a defined dollar amount.