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Table Games Banned From Aria

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by HuskerBB, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. HuskerBB

    HuskerBB Low-Roller

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    At least it felt that way. Aria has been my favorite place for daytime play the last several trips. On my trip last week I confirmed was previously reported here - no real blackjack at less than $50 minimums. I went through on a Thursday early afternoon - so not exactly a peak time. Lots of $15 tables but all were 6:5 which I will absolutely not play. Not a single $25 table in the casino - just a few $50 or $100 tables that were 3:2.

    My next option is usually Bellagio - so I ventured over there. I did not check every table - but the ones where I have usually played along the main walkway were $25 minimums for 6:5 crap games !. That disgusted me so much I did not look further there.

    Thank goodness I can still play $25 (or less) real blackjack at Planet Hollywood and other CET properties. (To be at least a little fair to MGM (not that they care about being fair to me) I did visit Mirage Friday morning and saw 3:2 $25 tables there at least.)

    My next stay is at Aria and they gave me a great deal on the room - not quite fully comped but room charge is fully offset by resort credit and freeplay included. I thought that they valued my play at least a little bit - but I guess not. I may play a little VP there - but as I told my wife apparently Aria and Bellagio won't let me play blackjack there any more.
     
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  2. merlin

    merlin VIP Whale

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    Good for you, dont lower your standards. there are lots of fish in the sea.
     
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  3. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    At first I wondered if you counted cards. :p. Sadly cet is getting better at lower limits by not drastically changing their rules in the last ~2 years.
     
  4. LandryBalla9

    LandryBalla9 High-Roller

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    Title also confused me as well, was hoping for a juicy story lol
     
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    zerofan VIP Whale

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    Baited and switched. :grrr:
     
  6. spdandpwr

    spdandpwr Low-Roller

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    Score one for Team CET!!!
     
  7. HuskerBB

    HuskerBB Low-Roller

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    Sorry wasn't really trying to mislead anyone. Just a shorthand version of what I told my wife - "Aria won't let me play blackjack there anymore" - which is true but purely their decision to effectively exclude my play - and many other blackjack players like me I would assume.

    I really think this will slowly turn around if the gambling consumers behave somewhat intelligently. I did not go into Monte Carlo this trip (I will in a couple weeks) but I thought I had read that after completely eliminating any 3:2 blackjack on their floor a year or two ago that Monte Carlo had backed off and at least reinstated one or two 3:2 games at $25. Maybe I am wrong about that - will confirm it on my next trip. CET started the 6:5 crapjack trend - but they have clearly reversed that momentum and while 6:5 games are still prevalent there at lower limits - I think it is easier to find a real 3:2 game at CET casinos now that it was a couple years ago. If we can get people to stop playing those horrible $15 6:5 games at Aria I don't think it will be that long before they add back a couple $25 3:2 tables. (Maybe they will do like CET has done and add a carnival side bet to the 3:2 games to add to the overall house advantage. That is fine with me as I don't have any trouble ignoring the side bets on those tables.)
     
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  8. spdandpwr

    spdandpwr Low-Roller

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    CET loves their side bets!! I gotta say, even though the house advantage is high...the payout is nice and there been plenty a time where I've missed out on a 24-1 payout.

    P.s. kind of annoying that Spanish 21 isn't anywhere on the strip, save for Venetian.
     
  9. dnreyes23

    dnreyes23 Low-Roller

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    TI still has 2-3 $10 DD 3:2 tables going all the time. They sometimes go to $15 if something is going on. HL room is mostly $25 with the occasional move to $50.
     
  10. Champster1

    Champster1 High-Roller

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    Me too!!
     
    March Madness...here I come !!