Where's is the best place to play BJ in Vegas?
  • I've heard the most BJ friendly casinos are in Vegas, Is this true? And if so, which ones exactly? And why are they better? Which rules they have that benefits the player (whatever small way).
  • That is not easy to answer. There are resources available that give reports on casino conditions in Vegas(websites, newsletters, etc.) BJ friendly? That varies from day to day, dealer to dealer. I like certain casinos there because they offer surrender and re-splitting aces. Actually my local casinos have very good rules. I can play $5 and $10 minimums all day long, any day of the week. I never pay for rooms or food. They don't offer the surrender option, but do have S17 even on DD. When playing in Las Vegas, I like Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, MGM, and downtown.
  • Which downtown casinos do you prefer?
  • Fitzgeralds for $10 double deck.
  • Two weeks ago fitz was giving 33% penetration. The dealer would shuffle, remove about 2/3 deck and stick it in the discard tray, then insert the shuffle card at the 50% point of what is left.

    Plaza had a _far_ better DD game with 65-75% pen depending on the dealer... Binions had the best SD game I found, normal rules, dealt to RO6.
  • Oops! My info was a year old. Maybe better not play Fitz, Drunken Actuary. Come down to the Gulf Coast instead.
  • Super Fun 21 at the Fremont gets my vote. Single deck, $5 min., really good odds.

    The SD table at 4 Queens is pretty damn nice too. Best of luck and don't forget to come back with more than a story!!
  • THEY SAY TO AVOID THE GOLD COAST AND THE BARBERY COAST
  • PROGRESSIONIST said:
    THEY SAY TO AVOID THE GOLD COAST AND THE BARBERY COAST


    I'd second that.

    Also, for the love of all things holy, don't play super fun 21. I'll personally find you and slap you if you do.
  • What the heck is Super Fun 21? Is it worse than 6:5?
  • stainless steel rat said:
    Two weeks ago fitz was giving 33% penetration. The dealer would shuffle, remove about 2/3 deck and stick it in the discard tray, then insert the shuffle card at the 50% point of what is left.
    Maybe I'm not undestanding, but that's about 16% penetration if I'm doing the math correctly. Can that be right? That's like 16 cards. How can they play even one round with only 16 cards?
  • No

    This was a DD game/ 2/3 of a deck (1/3 of total pack) was stuffed into discard tray. Shuffle card was put at the 50% mark of what was left, which is 1-1/3 decks. Cutting off 2/3 of a deck from that. So they were dealing 2/3 of one deck in a DD game...

    Seemed pretty stupid...

    Not to mention pretty unplayable...
  • PROGRESSIONIST said:
    THEY SAY TO AVOID THE GOLD COAST AND THE BARBERY COAST


    I will third that (regarding GOLD COAST). I was in vegas over the weekend and doing great in blackjack. I decided to hit this casino up right before i drove home. I swear, the decks are not regulated there. I bought in with 200 dollars at the 5 dollar table, and never looked back. I hardly even bet more than 5 dollars. At first I thought that it was bad luck, but after I got cleaned out, I realized that this place was crooked.

    STAY AWAY
  • I don't know that they are dishonest, but the barbary coast will bar you in a heartbeat. If you win, you can be kicked out even if you just flat-bet. Happened to me summer before last...
  • How can Barbary Coast stay in business with that kind of reputation? These comments have been floating around for years. Seems like they would loosen up to attract more business.
  • Just played a few days of sd in Reno, mostly at the Silver Legacy. Silver Legacy only pays even money on a 21. Anyone gota spin on sd Reno or otherwise?

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