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The Linq has a table that does not use a button. Instead of a traditional puck, the table uses lights to notify players of the point and winning bets. It’s pretty cool and I found myself mesmerized at the lights and high tech craps table. It was something different.

The table is located near the Linq entrance at the door closest to the Las Vegas Blvd sidewalk. Most Linq craps tables still use the traditional puck and set up. So if you go to the main table games area, located in the rear/center of the casino, you won’t see it.

My first question was whether the dice have a tracker in them. The answer is no. The dice are not any different from a regular craps table. If you watch the video, you see the stickperson enters the result of the roll.

It’s an interesting gimmick that is designed to bring curious eyes and attract younger generations of gamblers to the craps table. That’s good for craps. The odds and payoff aren’t reduced, and it attracts younger players to this wonderful game. Craps is a game that, if all the slot players migrated to, the casinos would be in a lot of trouble. Casinos are fed by slot revenue, in case you didn’t know.

I rubbed the felt in the area that was lit up. I couldn’t feel anything under the table, so the felt is not disturbed. That’s an important detail that some of my dice throwing friends might be interested in. I think the light is under the table. It’s definitely not a projection.

I hope you enjoy this video preview of this craps game at Linq Las Vegas. This video is just a preview to the full game. After the 7 out, the put actually closed the game.

Stay tuned as I go back for a full game.

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0 thoughts on “Hi Tech Craps at Linq Casino

  • Kevin hopkinson says:

    It’s so funny how I was just thinking about how cool it would be to have a craps table with instead of a puck it had a light that would indicate what was rolled and who had money on the place best field bets hop bets so on.
    Haven’t watched the video yet so I’ll be intrigued by how it’s looks and works. Thank you RG!

  • It is neat. But still looks like the Casino needs to fully man the table so no efficiency gained. I think it makes the biggest difference on side bets such as the Bonus Bets and Repeaters as they will be automatically noted. A lot of dealers forget to mark them and I have to watch like a hawk.

    When I saw your blog entry I thought it was the experimental table I saw on a promotional video where players input their bets on a console, and virtual chips appear on the table and a single dealer (the stick) inputs the result of the actual dice.

  • Not sure if it will keep the mistakes down. It will only be as good as the persons attention
    entering the data. Noticed the point was 9 and the stickman entered 8 until called upon.

  • That’s pretty cool. Nice win as a low roller I use that method often when trying to save my bankroll. Were you trying to be incognito? How bouncy was the table? It didn’t sound like a hard table. I thought the stick could have been quicker marking the numbers but that’s just one more thing that he has to do. It’s not that easy to deal and your eyes have to look away from the layout to mark the number. It would be a lot better if they had the boxman mark them. Thanks for the video. Good luck y’all.

    • RoadGambler says:

      I didn’t know about it until one of our readers told me about the table.

      The table is like any other table at the Linq. Medium hardness, not too bouncy.

      I’m not sure the gimmick is working all that well. I passed by the table three times and all three times, it was somewhat dead, whereas the main tables in back were busy.

  • It is a nice feature for us near-sighted creatures. To have the resulting number and results light up is easier to see than the individual dice at the other end of the table.

    Especially with the watchful eyes of the cameras, wouldn’t they be encouraging the dealers to wait to disburse winnings until the actual results are illuminated?

    I would not be enthusiastic about the electronic wagering and payout thing that Monte mentioned. I much prefer the visceral feel of actually handling the chips. And I much prefer interacting with human beings.

    Thanks again for the videos you provide.

  • Thanks RG for the extra video 11 days and will be able to see and hear the dice roll for real .thanks for all you and your team do for us .

  • I am a little confused. At the very beginning of the video, it appears that the 6 is illuminated, which I thought, meant that 6 was the point. The first roll shown is a 6, but nothing was paid, and the dealer indicated it was the come out roll. Was the 6 the prior point, as well, and that’s why it was still in green?

    This kind of table is intriguing, and I may have to check it out when I am in Vegas in October. Agree with a prior commenter who noted that it will only be as good as the dealer who inputs the info.

    • RoadGambler says:

      The solid box illumination means that the last point was six and that the next roll is a come out roll.

      The point is when the box is a square but the center of the box is not solid. The dealer explains it in the video.

      It’s an interesting gimmick, but you aren’t the first person confused. I think they should have found a way to have the thing light up with the words ‘OFF’ and ‘ON’ for the button.

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