SIDE BETS IN PAI GOW GAMES
SIDE BETS IN THE PAI GOW GAMES
The majority of table games have one or more side bet options, such as Insurance, Match the Dealer, or Dragon Bonus. TOTALUP is adding a side bet option to the Pai Gow games (cards or tiles). Patrons place a side bet on the outcome of 3 dice. These dice are used in the game to determine which position at the table gets the first set of cards or tiles. The use of the electronic Baby dice Shaker to shake the 3 dice, eliminates the possibility of outcome manipulation by the croupier or the players, and thus side bets can be introduced without risk to the casino. The following provides examples of side bets for any of these two games using the Baby Shaker.
SUM BET OR DOUBLE/TRIPLE (1 spot)
SUM BET or DOUBLE/TRIPLE side bet depicts 1 spot. Patrons bet on the sum of the 3 dice or Double/Triple. Payouts and casino advantages are given below:
THE BABY SHAKER IN THE PAI GOW GAMES
In addition to the regular shaker being used in games like the U SHAKE BO or TOTAL CRAPS, TOTALUP has introduced the Baby Shaker to add more excitement to the Asian games such as Pai Gow Poker or Pai Gow Tiles. In those games, the Baby Shaker is operated in turn by the dealer or by one of the players, the outcome of which determines who gets the first stack of tiles or the first set of cards. It actually replaces, in the Pai gow tiles game, the small container with the three dice manually rolled by the dealer, or as allowed in a few of the casinos, by a player but only when that player is the banker. In the Pai Gow poker it meant to be an alternative to the random number generator operated by the dealer alone.
When the dealer acts as banker, which is usually the case, the players are given in turn the option to push the button, i.e. starting from #1(dealer), player #2, 3,….till 7 and then it all starts all over again. Every player has the choice to refuse to push the button and if that happens then the operation of the dice shaker is passed on to the next player in turn. At any round, each player may have the right to act as banker and may have the first choice to also be the player that will push the button. The noted player may waive his or her right to push the button to the next player in turn.
The use of the Baby Shaker and the associated Push Button Control Unit in a Pai Gow game, is not changing in any way the conventional game, but provides more flexibility and adds more options to the players.