Hi Everyone, Just thought I'd share my experience in a Casino in Germany. I went to Hannover for business recently and visted their largest Casino called Spielbank Hannover. There are certainly some differences between what I am used to from North America and what I saw there. Entrance fee - Yes, this is by far the first time I've every had to pay to enter a casino. It was only 2 Euros but it is the principle I am arguing here. I am usually used to the fact that casino give you amenities such as free parking, match play or food, etc to get you in the door. And this place wants you to pay! Drinks are not free - You heard it here. Even if I'm playing 100 euros a hand, I cannot get a coke for free. No food - They do not serve food here. This place had two levels and was a fair sized casino but they did not have a place to eat. Blackjack play ettiquete - You do not use hand signals when playing BJ here. You literally say to the dealer "cut" to hit and "rest" to stand. What would happen if the dealer made a mistake? How can I prove I "told" him? Cameras won't help here. LOL. When you want to double down, you can slap the even amount right on top of your chips rather than beside them like we are used to. The dealer had to key in on a number pad a running score of what the outcome of the dealer hand was. So you'd see on the screen something like "18, 19, BJ, 17, 18, BUST....". Never seen that before. I guess it encourages players to come and play when they see a bunch of busts? hehe There was a side bet where you bet that the dealer will bust (2.5:1 payout), dealer will get a blackjack (19:1), suited blackjack (77:1) and Suited blackjack with hearts (300:1). Max bet was 2 Euros on any of these. Toke hustling - While playing roulette, after any spin where you hit a number, they always ask how much you want to tip. If you say nothing, they will give you a sour look. Not cool. Just some of the things I noted. I had fun but felt restricted somewhat. Thanks for reading!