Good and bad news at Foxwoods – Page 2

  • Automatic Monkey

     

    Quote: paymypush said:
    Foxwoods has begun adapting blackjack tables for ASMs. The pits involved are pit 3 in the Rainmaker Casino and pit 23 in the Pequot Casino. They expect them to be installed by this weekend. It’s not clear at this time how many tables are involved.

    ASM’s? That might be helpful.

  • johndoe

     

    Quote: Automatic Monkey said:
    ASM’s? That might be helpful.

    Absolutely. Cutting down on shuffle-time will speed up the game significantly. Exploiting FW shuffles is a rare occasion anyhow, in my experience.

  • bosox164

     

    Quote: pit15 said:
    What difference does it make? Your wife’s gonna lose all her money anyway, does it really matter if it takes 20 minutes or it takes an hour?

    I hear you but she has her money and I have mine. She’s free to play however she wants even if it is a sucker play on the slots. She gets her comps, hits a jackpot once in a blue moon, and is happy so I just leave it at that. Marital bliss.

  • pit15

     

    Quote: bosox164 said:
    I hear you but she has her money and I have mine. She’s free to play however she wants even if it is a sucker play on the slots. She gets her comps, hits a jackpot once in a blue moon, and is happy so I just leave it at that. Marital bliss.

    Seems like a good opportunity to get her to stop playing if they tightened up the slot machines.

    In fact a lot of slot players have played less because they never win anymore (even though those wins are just an illusion)

  • paymypush

    ASMs Have Arrived

    With the scheduled changing of the cards this morning, came the introduction of the new ASMs. I observed the entire process and everything went smoothly. Obviously the hands per hour immediately increased. The only griping I heard was that the cards are not seen before being placed in the machine.

    The machines are on 8 blackjack tables and 4 Spanish 21 tables in pit 3 as well as 12 of the 15 blackjack tables in pit 23.

  • Nash51

     

    Last night I palyed at Foxwoods with the new card shuffling machines. What a mistake.

    After each hand the dealer was putting the cards back in the machine instead of putting them in the discard holder.

    I complained but was told it doesnt matter. I assumed the discarded cards get shuffled into the cards. Which makes the play unfair. Is that the way it works or am I wrong?

    Thanks.

  • HsiaoDi

     

    You played with csm, continuous shuffle machine, which its different than asm automatic shuffle machine…..

  • HsiaoDi

     

    Fair is not a word that casino really understands….
    But the short answer is very difficult to beat if not impossible….

  • paymypush

     

    Quote: Nash51 said:
    Last night I palyed at Foxwoods with the new card shuffling machines. What a mistake.

    After each hand the dealer was putting the cards back in the machine instead of putting them in the discard holder.

    I complained but was told it doesnt matter. I assumed the discarded cards get shuffled into the cards. Which makes the play unfair. Is that the way it works or am I wrong?

    Thanks.

    Obviously you are not counting, so it shouldn’t matter how the cards are delivered. What does matter is the increase in hands per hour. The house edge will grind you down faster with these machines. Hand shuffled tables are still plentiful in each casino at Foxwoods, so you should have no trouble finding them.

    If you absolutely must play at a table outfitted with a shuffling machine, make sure it’s a full table to keep the hands per hour as low as possible.

  • paymypush

    CSMs are gone

    Over the weekend Foxwoods removed the 6 CSMs from pit 2 and replaced 4 of them with ASMs. The pit now has 4 ASMs and 6 hand shuffled games.

    The story from the pit is that they were jamming, but I’ve never heard anything to support that. I’d like to think that the boycott worked,but both reasons are probably off the mark.

    The good news is there are now no CSMs on blackjack tables at Foxwoods or MGM Grand.

  • aslan

     

    Quote: paymypush said:
    Over the weekend Foxwoods removed the 6 CSMs from pit 2 and replaced 4 of them with ASMs. The pit now has 4 ASMs and 6 hand shuffled games.

    The story from the pit is that they were jamming, but I’ve never heard anything to support that. I’d like to think that the boycott worked,but both reasons are probably off the mark.

    The good news is there are now no CSMs on blackjack tables at Foxwoods or MGM Grand.

    A move in the right direction. They are few and far between.

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