Pando Posted April 4, 2015 Report Share Posted April 4, 2015 For those of you who have not been to Macau, all of the new casinos are in theCotai Strip â€“ an area not in the Macau city centre but still only a 20 minute bus ride from the city, theferry terminal and 5 minutes from the airport. Galaxy is the newest large casino in Macau.The Galaxy is large but not as big as the Venetian, its nearest neighbour.My first task was to check the baccarat tables and assess what kind of shoes were being dealt.However this was not easy there were not too many tables with customers that time of the day. I made the following notes about their baccarat games.1) They use Angel pre-shuffled shoes from Japan2) The shoes are Angel Eye MkII3) There are no score cards provided by the casino on the main floor 4) The cut is made by the pit boss, usually in the middle of the decks5) There are 3 hands dealt at the outset, after that NO free hands6) Nobody keeps a scorecard at the tables7) The tables are either so packed you cant get near them, or devoid of puntersSo all of that made life a bit difficult, so we wandered further into the casino and foundthe â€œRapidâ€ games section.There is a large arrangement of more than 500 terminals all linked to the main dealersarea where they deal baccarat, sic bo, and roulette. You can play whatever game you wanton the same terminal, and the minimum bet is HK$50 (=US$6 approx). The screens are clearwith good graphics, and the screen also shows the game you are playing as it is dealt.So I make a small deposit and select baccarat, and the first shoe I see is P1131111 â€“ so I am thinking this looks likely to be a NOR shoeThe full shoe is:P11311111112121122112212221211122136121Hot digity dog, I play NOR with a 1,2 progression and make 25 x $50 units.Then I go back to the main menu and see that there are 8 baccarat games beingplayed at the same time. Each dealer deals 2 games, 30 seconds apart. But what Ithought would be a blessing in disguise having so much choice actually turned outto be difficult to manage. With no time to record any shoes whilst playing, I often seemed to end up in the wrong shoe, not losing but missing out on a bet. So I end up breaking even on the remainder of the shoes.After I finish playing I record the following shoes from Rapid Baccarat;B2214213128241131352113141213B11311521116111113112211154133121P318223111221221511112111112442B121111141112111652112311111115315112B313111211 (10) 1171191243131611P221 (10) 2111122213213213121343311232P111123121123231113154125132341B1112221121211227411113151112312113111P141321411338611221223424B12212212212213221122121131313113P12135552114 (11) 11225161P111117312611112111112221412112122111111B131332111121321221111113211113B1131111152111112121111111332112131 (10)P24551525132332113311213P2122111125434312111232122111B11311131112534217123211322311B12742111121315421331311181B21314133213922223131342322Please note that Rapid Baccarat use the SAME pre-shuffled cards as do the tableson the main casino floor. I saw them being delivered from the same cage (containinghundreds of shoes) so I am sure these shoes types are what you will get on the main floor.I have never seen so many shoes with 10's and 11's.These shoes were not selected for any particular characteristic, they were the shoes dealtafter I finished playing.regardsPando Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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