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Blackjack in Downtown

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by mraudit, Sep 3, 2013.

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  1. mraudit

    mraudit Low-Roller

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    Heading back to Downtown in Mid October and I am becoming a big fan of 21. Used to play dice all the time, now I am getting more sessions of 21 in. Anyway, my question is, who has the best rules for bj downtown? I am a green chip player.

    Thanks,

    Tim
     
  2. RC

    RC Low-Roller

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    I realize that this doesn't exactly answer your question, but if you are going to play green chips then you really should seek out the better games on the strip that offer better odds for the player than what you can find downtown.
     
  3. mescalita

    mescalita High-Roller

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    El Cortez single deck - hands down the best game downtown, and also a lower house edge than any game on the strip.....
     
  4. chef

    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    Agreed. ElCo single deck game.
     
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    jimboguy Blubbery Whale

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    I agree wholeheartedly with the previous two posters. El Cortez it is.
     
  6. Gino

    Gino "The King of Inappropriate."

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    ???????

    Elaborate please.
     
  7. Tubbs

    Tubbs High-Roller

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    I did not post the comment but...

    With the exception of a few higher limit tables at GN, all the downtown casinos hit on soft 17. The El Cortez single deck game hits on soft 17 but is still a good game because of the other rules. Places like MSS do not even allow double after split.

    On the strip there are still plenty of games that offer stand on soft 17. These are almost always $25 minimum and often $50 or even $100 at certain places and times. There are plenty of poor games but the good games are still out there.

    So for a $25+ BJ player most of the best games are on the strip, but you still need to shop around.
     
  8. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    If you're ok with H17, both the Golden Gate and 'D' have a good-rules game in their 'high-limit salons'. $25 min for the shoe (6 decks?) and $50 min for the two deck game. DAS on two-deck is permitted in these "salons", but nowhere else in those casinos.

    El Cortez has a great two-deck shoe game, with a fixed 75% (+/-) penetration. I like it much better than their single deck. Best game downtown (IMO).
    $3 minimum.

    Plaza and LVC each have a very good two-deck shoe game as well...LVC is always $10 min. Plaza's game goes from $10 to $25 after dark.

    Boyd casinos are a lot of fun for blackjack...and they have tons of two deck games at $5 & $10 min...but no DAS.

    Best game overall is probably the $25 to $50 S17, DAS 3:2 two-deck pitch game at the Mirage (assuming it's still there). Their shoe game is also S17, DAS, RSA and LS.

    A couple of years ago, LVH had the same game & it ranged from $15 (weekday daytime) to $25 on weekends and nights. Don't know if they still have it.

    So - downtown? Play at the El Co or Plaza... or play the $50 two-deck games at 'theD' and Golden Gate.
     
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  9. OhioGuy

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    The El Co one deck game is the best if you are not a card counter, counting you'd want to play their two deck game on the $50 games the prior poster talked about.
     
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    its tough to go wrong with the El Co games...
     
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    higgggggggg
     
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