Going To Vegas
  • Hello, I am going to vegas on February 18th.. I am wondering at what casinos are there that still have decent table games. if you could please reply that would be great. Thanks.
  • Slots-of-Fun.....as good as it gets for the low end gambler.
  • MJB - I suggest you wait till Feb 6th/7th, then go to bj21.com and get the latest copy of CBJN..... Best source I know of for available games, limits, decks, etc.

    Grifter
  • Why wait until the 6/7? I'm going February 18th - 21st so it should be rather slow
  • Because CBJN gets updated about the first of the month.....Wait till about the 6th of February and you will have the latest updates for your trip on the 18th.

    Grifter
  • Thanks i'll keep that in mind.
  • El Cortez has the best double deck for the low roller. Its a shoe game dealt faceup,which presents many chances to buy a hand from reluctant players.Can't tell you how many A/A I've bought from people afraid to split them,or 11s against a face.
  • My wife and I have been to Vegas 6 times in the past 4 years. We love to play cheap blackjack. It is hard to find $5 BJ on the strip, but we did in Oct 07, even @ the Bellagio. We rented a car this time and went to almost every casino off the strip. /This was our best trip. We can afford to higher stakes, but we like to play $5 bj and drink all day. We always spend 2 days on freemont. Even played texas holdem @ El'Cortez w/ Jackie (the owner) I was the onlt tourist, even won a few hands. The strip has really changed; 5 to 6 0dds, continuous shufflers, and idiots. Slots of fun is fun, but hard to get a seat and DIRTY.
  • I just played double deck $5 face down at the El cortez. fun for awhile.
  • NYB said:
    El Cortez has the best double deck for the low roller. Its a shoe game dealt faceup,which presents many chances to buy a hand from reluctant players.Can't tell you how many A/A I've bought from people afraid to split them,or 11s against a face.


    This is probably going to sound incredibly naive but what does it mean to buy another persons hand? I mean what can you do in that instance to give you an advantage? Forgive a newb.
  • Much appreciated, nuvi. I didn't even know that was allowed.
  • About a year ago when Ms Gecko and I were playing BJ at the Fremont, one of the more "outspoken" players (I'm being overly kind) asked Ms Gecko what she was holding and offered to pay her to play her hand the way he wanted! Sorry, I can't remember the particular details, but it wasn't anything special. It wasn't even a double or splitting decision, but called for simply hitting or standing. Naturally, she was taken aback by his offer; but with nothing to lose, she took the guaranteed $10 payoff on her $5 bet. Now, that's really buying the hand!

    I suspect the player was more interested in garnering attention than anything else, as he kept bragging about how much he had won earlier. Interestingly, I saw him get threatened with eviction for trying to bum $1 chips at the $2 table at the Four Queens the next morning! There IS a god! T-10
  • LOL. Some people deserve to reap what they sew. I'm glad to hear he did.
  • Coasterpro said:
    Much appreciated, nuvi. I didn't even know that was allowed.


    Many people don't know about this. I certainly didn't until I read Blackjack Bluebook 2
    by Fred Renzey.He has a whole chapter on this great advantage play. Something I've never read in any other book.
  • this discussion has ended what seems like 9 years ago. why the long pause?
    and what will it take to bring this place back to the wonderful discussion forum it used to be, and advance it to the current mojo?

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