Best casino promotions for the average player?
  • What are the best casino promotions that you have seen for the average low roller?

    One of my favorites are a drawing for free slot play at the Biltmore you can win between $3-$1,000!!! Ever body has the same chance to win the $1,000 because you reach into bin and draw for your play. I also liked there free blackjack tournament that they ran for several weeks now you have to pay $25 but you get $5 in free match play and the gurantee a minimum prize pool of $500 with a 100% return of the prize money so it still is a fair deal.

    Another one is Boomtown Free mystery cash where the send you a post card and it is guranteed to win at least $5 but can win up to $500 or $1,000.
    The also have swipe and win a million with a lots of prizes as well you just swipe your player card and have a chance to win.

    At my club the have a $1,000 video poker tournament where it takes only $5 to buy in and that includes an all you can eat buffet. I think that is one of the best deals for $5 in gambling.
  • The best casino promotions I have played:

    -Suited BJ pays 3:1
    -All BJs pay 2:1

    Match play coupons are also a great promotion, but they often have a low limit (often only $5 or $25). Still, if the casino is willing to give away money, I'll be willing to stand in line to take it! =)

    -Sonny-
  • What casino where you at where Blackjacks paid 2 to 1 for the promotion and 3 to 1 for suited blackjacks. Getting paid 3 to 1 for suited blackjacks is nice but they only happen 1 out of 7.85 blackjacks! Not one out 4 like some of you might think!
  • The 3:1 suited was at Terribles in LV. The place was absolutely packed with APs since the game had such a big advantage off the top. The 2:1 promo is still active so I won't mention where it is. I don't want people burning out my game with a 2.27% player advantage off the top (even more with counting!).

    -Sonny-
  • Sonny said:
    The 3:1 suited was at Terribles in LV. The place was absolutely packed with APs since the game had such a big advantage off the top. The 2:1 promo is still active so I won't mention where it is. I don't want people burning out my game with a 2.27% player advantage off the top (even more with counting!).

    -Sonny-


    Enjoy it!

    ihate17
  • Blackjacks pay 2 to 1 I would play that even on a six a deck shoe the less decks the better though. I would like to know which casino is offering that.
  • learningtocount said:
    Blackjacks pay 2 to 1 I would play that even on a six a deck shoe the less decks the better though. I would like to know which casino is offering that.


    LTC: Publicly announcing a special game is the same as killing that game.
    Two things happen:
    To many advantage players show up taking advantage of it.
    Someone on the casino end sees their game being talked about on a bulletin board like this and they end the promotion.

    Got a similar game to offer and I will trade.

    Finally, their and many other 6 deck shoes are better than the single deck game that you deal at Chrystal Bay.

    ihate17
  • Wouldn't the casino want somebody on here to say something positive about there game? It is like getting free advertisement on here. Or are there so many good players on here that an advertisement on here has a negative effect on there game. There is no way that the Casino will keep the 2 to 1 payout on blackjack for very long what are the other rules on the game?
  • learningtocount said:
    Wouldn't the casino want somebody on here to say something positive about there game? It is like getting free advertisement on here. Or are there so many good players on here that an advertisement on here has a negative effect on there game. There is no way that the Casino will keep the 2 to 1 payout on blackjack for very long what are the other rules on the game?


    The game is offered only during a few hours during a week and at perhaps one of their slowest times. The idea is to get more of their regular players to show up on a particular weekday afternoon when they are generally pretty dead. They know it is a good promotion, they are not stupid, and if they saw a bunch of "unknowns" playing big on this promotion they would probably end it.
    Also, since it is really designed for their regulars, talking about it in a forum might make them nervous. The players on their mailing list, their targeted audience made up of generally bad blackjack players, has the information on a mailer.

    Other rules:
    6 D, dealer stays on soft17, lsr, da, das, split to 4, nrsa.
    2 D, dealer stays on soft 17, d10, split to 4, nrsa

    ihate17
  • Sonny said:
    The 3:1 suited was at Terribles in LV. The place was absolutely packed with APs since the game had such a big advantage off the top. The 2:1 promo is still active so I won't mention where it is. I don't want people burning out my game with a 2.27% player advantage off the top (even more with counting!).

    -Sonny-


    Huh? The 3/1 at Terribles was on their opening night and included any blackjack. Every player on the two shoe games which offered this promotion ended up getting backed off.
  • LVHCM said:Huh? The 3/1 at Terribles was on their opening night and included any blackjack. Every player on the two shoe games which offered this promotion ended up getting backed off.

    No, this was at their anniversary party (I think 2 years ago?). The promotion was offered on all of their BJ tables and was only for suited BJs. I didn't see anyone get a backoff, especially since most people were flat betting the $50 max (or several hands of the max). It was quite a party!

    -Sonny-
  • Want to explain why suited BJs come 1 in 7.5 times instead of 1 in 4?
  • NYB said:
    Want to explain why suited BJs come 1 in 7.5 times instead of 1 in 4?


    Let's test his math:

    Assumption, you are dealt a blackjack, which is an Ace + 10-valued card. What is the probability that the suit of the Ace is the same as the suit of the 10-valued card?

    OK, we have an Ace of any suit. And we know we have a ten-valued card as our second card. So knowing that, what is the probability our blackjack is suited? For any Ace, there are 4 suited 10's and 12 non-suited 10's. So 1 of every 4 blackjacks will be suited, assuming you start the hand with a blackjack, which was given.

    No clue where the 7.85 comes from. Since we are given that we have an Ace and a 10-valued card, no other probabilities matter. for any ace, there is a 1 in 4 chance that the ten is suited. There is no other answer I can see.

    But with LTC, who knows what is coming next... the number he quoted sounds like something that would come from playing with a deck where there was an extra suit for some 10's but with no matching ace. I suppose you could add enough "bogus-suit 10's" to produce his 1/7.85 number, but I wouldn't be caught playing that game... Or with the extra 10's it might actually be a really good game when you think about it... but the missing A (or aces) would hurt.
  • learningtocount said:
    What casino where you at where Blackjacks paid 2 to 1 for the promotion and 3 to 1 for suited blackjacks. Getting paid 3 to 1 for suited blackjacks is nice but they only happen 1 out of 7.85 blackjacks! Not one out 4 like some of you might think!


    LTC -- Suited blackjacks indeed comprise one fourth of all your blackjacks, regardless of the number of decks. For example;

    Your first card is the Ace of spades. Given that your second card is any 10, one fourth of those available will be a spade -- and three-fourths will be some other suit.

    In the reverse situation; your first card is the Jack of diamonds. Given that your second card will be an Ace, one fourth of those available will be a diamond -- and three-fourths will be something else.
  • Apparently we are doing math in some base other than 10, to come up with 1 / 7.85. :)

    Otherwise I see no other answer than one of every four is suited, assuming you have a snapper to start with, as given.

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