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$3 Blackjack at the Downtown Grand

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by marksind, Jun 11, 2015.

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  1. marksind

    marksind Low-Roller

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    We stayed at the Downtown Grand Monday night after our Southwest connection flight leaving McCarran got cancelled. Checked in a little before 8 pm. They had a $3 3/2 8 deck shoe, hand-shuffle blackjack game. I don't recall that from our previous stay in early March. I enjoy blackjack, but it doesn't like me. I took a seat (filling the table) and proceeded to lose 10 out of 11 hands, including every one I pressed or doubled. Anyway, other than my bad luck, it's probably one of the best low-roller blackjack options downtown.

    My pain was eased a bit later when I started playing video poker with my $10 free play, max play dimes to make it last awhile, and was dealt a royal flush (1 in 650,000 odds). Cashed out for $413. Our unintended stopover in Vegas ended up being profitable.

    One other thing - the Downtown Grand was very nice about how they handled our last-minute request. I called from the airport when we found out the flight was cancelled and told the reservation clerk we had some sort of special offer that I didn't have with me, but I thought it was room rates starting at $35. She gave us a rate of $25 (plus the resort fee). When we checking in the clerk upgraded us to a two-room suite even though we didn't request anything other than non-smoking. Total bill was $48.
     
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    Sounds good to me. I stayed there Sunday night and my $10 in freeplay on max bet quarters netted me $228 for quads with a kicker, one of many I had this trip. Congrats. My minimal play also got them to comp off my resort fee.

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    Sounds good to me. I stayed there Sunday night and my $10 in freeplay on max bet quarters netted me $228 for quads with a kicker, one of many I had this trip. Congrats. My minimal play also got them to comp off my resort fee.
     
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  3. MikeOPensacola

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    This is all good to hear. Maybe the DTG is finally getting it.
     
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  4. melbedewy

    melbedewy Low-Roller

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    Are they paying out BJ's with quarters or 25 cent chips?
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    $3 bet is a $4.50 win.
    $4 pays $6
    $5 pays $7.50, and so on... in most places, if you bet a 50-cent increment, that portion is paid even money...

    Plenty of places have 50-cent chips, and if not, Kennedy Halves... I've even seen $2.50 chips... but no quarters.

    One thing for sure - $3 blackjack has much easier payouts than $3 craps!!
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  6. melbedewy

    melbedewy Low-Roller

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    Over the years I've been paid out sometimes in quarters, sometimes in quarter chips, sometime in 50 cent chips or quarter chips but never that I can remember in half dollars. That I can remember anyways and I'm old enough to have played a lot of dollar BJ-even quarter craps at the Silver City.
     
  7. GeorgeJ.

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    I've been paid in half dollars at the Pai Gow tables in quite a few casinos...so they aren't all that rare (at least with Pai Gow)
     
  8. northerngirl

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    In the good old days, when Benny and Jack were running Binions, (and great single deck blackjack rules), they always paid out a blackjack with a half dollar. It was incredible how they added up throughout a stay there.....I always played them in the old coin in fifty cent slot machines at the end of a trip.
     
  9. MikeOPensacola

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    I get paid in half dollars all the time when I get a Blackjack with any bet that ends in a 5 in virtually every downtown casino that I play at. 50 cent chips would be cool.
     
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    half dollars are used everywhere I've played - I can remember a few 2.50 chips (lady luck?)
     
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    I know that Westward Ho used to pay with a blue 50-cent chip instead of Kennedy halves...I think the Riv used to have them too... & there have been a few places that have paid me with a $2.50 chip, but I can' remember which places.
    I think most places are using halves these days, as the chips cost more than 50-cents each to produce...it's also why you don't see many $1 chips anymore either (except at craps).

    I'm pretty sure that a $2.50 chip would actually be cost-effective, but I'm not aware of anyone using them these days...

    Edit-to-add: I just did a google for "2.50 casino chips Las Vegas" & the following casinos had them - & I'm sure I played all them back when then did:
    Fitz, 4-Queens, Desert Inn, New Frontier, Harrah's,...
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    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
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