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Discussion in 'Poker Table Forum' started by ChanmanPokerTables, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. ChanmanPokerTables

    ChanmanPokerTables Well-Known Member

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    Just finished a set of 12 baccarat tables for a local casino. I don't have any completely finished pictures yet but I will soon. Here's some teasers

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    A better look at the custom legs I made myself from scratch.

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    nice, looks great. I forget, can you have up to 13 at a Baccarat table ?
     
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    Very nice legs. What kind of joinery did you use? Also, what's up with the four big round holes in the plywood?
     
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    Excellent work, Chan! I'm guessing you designed the legs so that players could sit as close to the edge of the rail as possible to place their bets properly.

    Do you know the reason there is no '4' position? (hint: it has something to do with the Chinese)

    Are you hiring now?
     
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    Thanks guys. I actually don't know how to play baccarat so I'm not sure how many can fit around the tables to play. The tables are huge though, 64" across and almost 10' long.

    The legs are joined by pocket screws as well as the middle piece has "tabs" which insert into the side legs.

    3 of the holes in the plywood are to aid in removing the playing surface. You can stick your hand in the hole and just push up. The 4th smaller hole is for a card discard bin. Only 4 of the 12 tables are going to use the discard bins though, I think it's some sort of special jackpot feature.
     
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    That's a sweet table. I love the legs. The layout looks great, too.

    The number 4 is unlucky in Chinese culture, I believe. In fact, IIRC some hotels don't have a floors 40-49 numbered as such, floor #40 becomes "50" on the elevator panel.

    Just did a bit more research; this is interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraphobia
     
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    Because the Chinese play baccarat and pai gow so much, none of these tables will have any '4's in them. I recall that the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas completely rebuilt their main entrance because it was considered unlucky; I don't remember what it originally looked like, though.
     
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    Sweet tables, Chan. I haven't played much Baccarat but did enjoy playing with Chinese players. I'd bet the same as the players who were winning the most and let them do all the work.


    Bad feng shui. Walking through the entrance just underneath the lion's mouth was too much like being eaten alive.

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    Yes chinese are very supersticious with numbers. My mother in law is looking at an apartment building that has no 4th floor and the untis go from 103 to 105, 113 to 115 etc. They love the numbers 3 and 8 though.
     
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    Learn something new every day! That wiki article was pretty neat.
     
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    Thanks all. Here's some photos of the tables set up in the casino after they installed their extra equipment.

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    As a baccarat dealer, looks awesome man!
     
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    Those look great! And it's even more impressive seeing the pics of them in the actual casino!!! You do such great work, I'm glad things are going well for you :)
     
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