Tahoe Biltmore rule change!
  • The Tahoe biltmore change the rules of their blackjack game and it is very positive for the player. On their double deck game they allow you to double down on any two cards and they also allow you to double after a split. On double deck it is rare for casinos to allow a double after a split! In addition to that they got ride of their continous shufflers! With the new rules in place it is the best double deck game out there. Before the rule change you could only double on 10-11 and they had a continous shuffler with 6 decks in my opinion an unplayable game. The single deck rules are still the same double on 10-11 only no double after a split.
  • learningtocount said:
    The Tahoe biltmore change the rules of their blackjack game and it is very positive for the player. On their double deck game they allow you to double down on any two cards and they also allow you to double after a split. On double deck it is rare for casinos to allow a double after a split! In addition to that they got ride of their continous shufflers! With the new rules in place it is the best double deck game out there. Before the rule change you could only double on 10-11 and they had a continous shuffler with 6 decks in my opinion an unplayable game. The single deck rules are still the same double on 10-11 only no double after a split.

    LTC I think you have finally posted something that could be of use to some people.That is a definite improvement over there previous game. For those of you who might be visiting or skiing in the greater Lake Tahoe area this might be worth checking out, though you might need a GPS system to find the place it is so far back in the woods. LTC any info on the pen for the game?
  • learningtocount said:
    On double deck it is rare for casinos to allow a double after a split!


    You haven't been to Vegas much, have you? There are still several DD games with DAS, and if you look hard enough you might even find a S17 one too!

    With good penetration, the DD game can be much better than the SD game. That is currently the case at the El Cortez. They have always had a decent SD game for low stakes players, but now their DD game takes the cake! And, for a while at least, the (Las) Vegas Club and Plaza had traded their decent SD games for excelltne DD games.

    The good games are always moving, but they're always out there somewhere.

    -Sonny-
  • The purpose of this post was to update you on rule changes that the casino had made. I have never gambled in Las Vegas and I have only been there once when I was not 21 by the way. I have heard that a lot of Las Vegas casinos have 6 to 5 blackjack on their single deck games if this is the case than the double decks that pay 3 to 2 are much much better for the player. The double deck game at the Tahoe Biltmore that allows double on any two cards, split any pair up two for times including aces, and double after a split is a very good games and most games at best will only match the rules at best. Not to mention that this game is on a $5 minimum table for those of you out there with not very big bank rolls.
    If there is a double deck game in vegas that has all of those rules plus they stand on soft 17 why don't you tell us what place that is. For me personally it won't make any difference because I live in Tahoe and don't travel to Las Vegas that often.
  • LTC what about ls? Did they offer that? My Dad has two condos at Tahoe, and we are due for a trip out there next year.
  • learningtocount said:
    The purpose of this post was to update you on rule changes that the casino had made. I have never gambled in Las Vegas and I have only been there once when I was not 21 by the way. I have heard that a lot of Las Vegas casinos have 6 to 5 blackjack on their single deck games if this is the case than the double decks that pay 3 to 2 are much much better for the player. The double deck game at the Tahoe Biltmore that allows double on any two cards, split any pair up two for times including aces, and double after a split is a very good games and most games at best will only match the rules at best. Not to mention that this game is on a $5 minimum table for those of you out there with not very big bank rolls.
    If there is a double deck game in vegas that has all of those rules plus they stand on soft 17 why don't you tell us what place that is. For me personally it won't make any difference because I live in Tahoe and don't travel to Las Vegas that often.


    LTC

    As far as I know there are currently 8 casinos in Vegas, all on the strip, that offer a double deck game where the dealer stays on soft 17, but the table minimums vary from $5 all the way up to $500.

    Slots-A-Fun $5
    Mirage $25
    Belaggio $50
    Treasure Is., Luxor and NYNY $100
    Venetian $200
    Wynn $500

    Many of these high limit games can be played a much lower limits at times when the game is dead depending upon who is working the pit at the time. Slots-A-Fun only lets you double 8-11 but the others allow doubling on any and DAS.

    ihate17
  • They have a free entry blackjack tournament on Thursday night with $500 in prize money sign-ups start on Wednesday night most be present to sign up.

    A note about the DD blackjack game that they offer, I have found that since they removed the shuffle machines the dealers are a little annoyed by that and they are currently giving the players 85-90% penetration on the deck. Pennetration varies a lot from dealer to dealer if you can find a dealer thats not happy about the removal and hates to shuffle the deck the penetration will be the best there. Before they start they only burn one card as a posed to cutting of 10-20 cards at some casinos.
  • These new rules help you win more than any place else in the Lake Tahoe area.
  • I have enjoyed the same good rules in my local area for the past five years. I don't win more. It's still a negative EV game. I probably just lose less. I only wish they offered surrender on top of all the other good stuff. Another advantage I have is the ability to play extra spots without increasing the wager amount.

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