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Are Roulette minimums crazy?

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by KasinoKing, Jul 31, 2006.

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Are Roulette minimums crazy?

  1.  I play Roulette frequently and 1 credit chips are fine with me.

    3 vote(s)
    15.8%
  2.  I would definitely play more if they had 0.1 chips (i.e. 10c)

    16 vote(s)
    84.2%
    Jul 31, 2006
  1. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    From time to time I get really angry about online Roulette from the major providers, and was wondering if its just me, or do others agree?

    I am of course, talking about the ridiculous $1 (or 1, or 1) minimum chip size.

    I like to play Roulette occasionally, but no-one plays with just a couple of chips at a time so 1 credit minimum chips puts the game way out of budget range for the majority of players.

    I am totally mystified as to why the casinos have such high minimums they are losing out on potentially $1,000s of income with this crazy rule!

    Am I alone, or do others agree please vote now!

    Note: I know there are several places where you can play for less, but this poll is about the majority of sites where you can not. (i.e. All MGs, Cryptos, RTGs & most Playtechs).
     
  2. Jul 31, 2006
  3. lydia

    lydia Dormant account

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    Well KK, I finally understand your feeling about minimum bets. Now that I play with mini-BR, trying to learn poker. I play only 0.01/0.02 or 0.05/0.1 not higher, I just can't afford more at time...And it makes fun even with such small bets. (Play money is not so much fun - not really excitement if you win). I would never imagine that I could be so happy about winning .45 cent, like now playing lim. Holdem!

    It makes me angry too, that at some casinos BJ minimum bet is no less as $2-$5.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2006
  4. Aug 1, 2006
  5. truevogue

    truevogue Dormant account

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    The only reason I could ever think of having such high minimums is to keep the servers from being tied up. But i just think it is because they dont know any better.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2006
  7. casinoreports

    casinoreports Dormant account

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    KasinoKing, good point.

    They should definitely lower the minimum bets.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2006
  9. The Watchdog

    The Watchdog Dormant account

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    Roulette

    This game has a low house edge, giving the chance of low bets is not wise.

    Put yourselves on the manager's shoes. You have a game that some months leaves you nothing but losses, why would you lower the stakes if you already have people happy playing at $1 a number?
     
  10. Aug 2, 2006
  11. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

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    KK,

    Are you referring to single number bets only? $1 minimums are much too high because players like myself would love to make a huge spread of say 8-10 numbers per spin and this would cost $8 to $10. Personally I think they should be reduced to 10c minimum. However, for even bets ie red/black or odd/even and sector bets(I dont know if this is the correct term), $1 minimums are reasonable.
     
  12. Aug 2, 2006
  13. bpb

    bpb Banned User - repeated violations of rule 1.14 (tr PABnorogue PABnonaccred

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    I think you mean to say the highest house edge of all table games, an edge that rivals that of slot machines.

    There is no roulette table, on land or online, that shows a loss over any appreciable amount of action.

    Can't argue there.
     
  14. Aug 2, 2006
  15. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Yes, I am referring to chips for single numbers.
    Like you, I use a spread pattern of at least 9 chips.
    Tables with $1 chips usually have $5 minimum on 'even money' bets anyway - which does not bother me personally because I never bet on those.

    The Watchdog; Your 'low edge' comment is frankly nonsense (no offence).
    Do you know the casino's already have plenty of players happy with $1 chips? I doubt they do. I feel they could have 2 or 3 times more players with lower chips. And regardless of the chip size, the HA is still 2.7% minimum!
     
  16. Aug 2, 2006
  17. nafanny29

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    Gotta agree KK, the mins are way to high. I think you are right that the casinos are missing a potential fortune due to this. Let us loose with 10c chips and you wont be able to see the layout on multiplayer tables I guarantee!!!

    Maybe they could have 10c chips with a min total bet of $1.
     
  18. Aug 2, 2006
  19. awstick

    awstick Dormant account

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    I don't really play roulette so I'm not completely familiar with the rules or the patterns people like to bet on, but can't you put $1 on the corner of four numbers so it's like betting $0.25 per number?
     
  20. Aug 2, 2006
  21. cheekymonkey

    cheekymonkey Ueber Meister

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    Betfred has 10p roulette. :thumbsup:
     
  22. Aug 3, 2006
  23. nickpicky

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    I'd rather see them have higher limits. It would be great if there were casinos that would take $500 or more on a spot. Does anybody know of any?
     
  24. Aug 3, 2006
  25. The Watchdog

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    Buddy, I have seen it twice at two different online casinos where games like Roulette and Jacks or Better have provided negative number for the casino.

    Not over all, the house always wins. I mean running numbers for a week or some times there can be a month were roulette players have taken some money.

    But once in while the numbers go crazy on these games...

    I´ve seen it more with Aces and Faces and Jacks or Better, but a couple of times with Roulette...
     
  26. Aug 3, 2006
  27. chuchu59

    chuchu59 gambling addict CAG PABnonaccred

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    We are talking about different things here. Many of us would like to see the minimum bet on a single number reduced to 10c probably subject to a total bet of no less than maybe $1 per spin whereas you would like to see a maximum bet raised to $500. Actually, if casinos do cater to both the high and low rollers, they could have different tables offering different limits eg. 10c-$10 up to $20-$500. As KK said, they are losing huge potential turnover by not lowering their minimum bets. Many would love to have a flutter betting on 10 or more numbers per spin but $1 on a number is too dear and just isnt worth the risk.
     
  28. Aug 3, 2006
  29. KasinoKing

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    Ritz Club has £1,500 ($2,775) max inside bet - but the rules don't say max per spot..?
    (Also not 100% sure they take USA players)
    Pretty sure William hill have high limits too...
     

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