I'll be going to Vegas soon and was hoping to visit the El Cortez for the first time. I'll have some friends with me who will have a lower bankroll, so I was looking forward to a lower limit game with good rules. I did have a couple questions though for anyone who has played there recently. I noticed on the Wizard of Vegas Blackjack survey, the Cortez's single deck game went from having a .18% house edge to a .3% house edge. Does anyone know why that is? Did the rules change at all? All I can think of is that the .18% assumed that hitting split aces was allowed which I doubt is actually allowed. I suppose if anyone knows exactly what the current rules are, that would help. Also do they always keep the single deck tables at $5 minimum, or do they raise it on the weekends? Along the same lines, are the tables always quite crowded? Are we going to be fighting for seats? How many single deck tables do they usually have open? I've also been told it's a pitch game, but they deal it out of a shoe... That seems kind of weird. Can anyone confirm that? Thanks in advance!