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Downtown Casinos and BJ

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by MikeOPensacola, Oct 26, 2012.

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  1. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    Going to be in Vegas for about 10 days and would like to spend a couple days at a hotel on Freemont Street. What are the top places to stay besides the Golden Nugget? Also where can one find the best BJ games downtown? Thanks.
     
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  2. OnTheHorizon

    OnTheHorizon Low-Roller

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    Golden Nugget by far has the best amenities of any downtown propert. However, I liked the 4 Queens and my buddy (who visited Vegas last year) said the Plaza was great (it's newly rennovated).

    BJ -- UGH! Over the summer I liked the shoe game at the shoe game at the Golden Gate (do not play the continuous shuffle shoes). Since deck penetration is weak (they only go through about 1/2 the decks or shoes), I switched to craps. Now I only play BJ to relax.
     
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    El Cortez has the best blackjack on Fremont St.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    The El Co has the best rules, with both single and double-deck games at low limits...

    However, there are a lot of two-deck games available at $5 & $10 minimums at the 3 Boyd properties - but you will give up DAS.

    The shoe & CSM games at Golden Gate & theD are decent, with both DAS and surrender... beware of the GN 'party-pit' - the so-called "blackjack" is 6:5!

    The girls are just as 'hot' at Golden Gate, only with far-better rules... and, in my opinion, better drinks & drink-service too.

    Plaza has a two-deck shoe that allows DAS, so that's worth a shot... but it's a weird vibe in there, so I don't know how much fun it would be for y'all... I left after 10 minutes of head-to-head play, simply because I was uncomfortable.

    Good luck & have fun!
     
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    Oxygenator Low-Roller

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    The best DD game DT is in the high limit room at the GG. 3/2, DAS and Surrender, and great penetration. And you can get whatever drink you want, even top shelf.
     
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    Ross11988 Low-Roller

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    +1. I think it was $25 min when I was there last month.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    A two-deck game? With surrender?

    Do they still have this? At $25?

    If so, that may be my new favorite blackjack game downtown!
     
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    I was Down Town last month. I see a big difference on the week days vs. the weekends. I like the Cal and Golden Nugget the Best. The Elcortez has the best game in town as far as $ and game in general. The down side is that the Elcortez is very smokey. No problem if your a smoker. For atmosphere (litterally) the Golden Nugget is best. The Cal is very low key (Aloha spirit). If you want a show with your game the girls dealing at Golden Gate are nice. Well okay they are very hot. Cocktail service at the Gate is very good also.:drunk:
    The Plaza is newly remodeled but I haven't played there. The Vegas club has low minimums also.
     
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