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Foxwoods CT Blackjack $1

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Hotels & Casinos' started by Piggylane, Jan 30, 2015.

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  1. Piggylane

    Piggylane Well-Known Member

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    This Monday when I was arriving at Bradley Airport to leave for a two week trip as always I glance at the billboard for the Foxwoods casino just outside the parking garage. They are so desperate for gamblers now they are advertising $1 blackjack! Even though I live an hour from there - and Mohegan Sun - I haven't been to either in probably eight or nine years and will never go again as both places are just awful, no luck at all for me.

    Foxwoods has been removing slots and to add clubs, dining and retail. More signs of the times? Look for them more often in the financial section of the WSJ soon....
     
  2. zolar31

    zolar31 Low-Roller

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    players are required to post a 25cent ante to play this game. Any bet less than $10 requires an ante. Guess what; a lot of people playing this game
     
  3. BlacklabberMike

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    wife and her mother wanted to go a couple sundays ago, so took them down there.... yes, they have $1 blackjack tables, but on any hand bet of less than $10 there is a 25 cent non-refundable fee.... #canyousayripoff?

    wife had $20 free slot playt...she turned that into $160 but gave some back after lunch...ended up about $90.
    i had $2o free play... last spin i hit a bonus round with free games...cashed out with $85.
    took that to a $10 BJ table.... walked away with $435.00...
    wasn't all that busy there...
    i've been to vegas more times in the past couple years than i have been there...and like you, Ware is not that far a drive to either wampum parlor
     
  4. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    IMHO (and based on a visit several years ago), Foxwoods appears like it was built a piece at a time. Every time business got better and the wanted to expand, they appeared to say. "OK, lets stick a new wing right . . . . here.".

    At least Mohegan Sun is laid out so that you think you're going to a different casino.

    I won at Mohegan Sun, and broke even at Foxwoods. I would be interested in returning when Wynn opens his new casino in Boston.
     
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    I knew a buddy at Four Winds in Michigan when it opened up. He was the slot director and this was the plan (Foxwoods model) open then expand as needed.
     
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    mrem3200 High-Roller

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    The house edge on a $1 bet with the ante must be astronomical.
     
  7. jrinct1

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    25 Percent ante ( VIG).. for the $1 bet per hand...if I am understanding this correctly.. Down to approx. 2.5 percent on a 9 $ bet if I do the math in my head right ( again per hand).
     
  8. Snidely

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    You need to take the quarter off $1.25; not $1.00. You can't bet $1. The lowest bet is $1.25. Assuming a house advantage of 2% for basic strategy, it's a 21.6% vig for the lowest bet. It's [(1.25 - 0.25)*0.98]/1.25 = 78.4% payback. If you bet 2.25 it's [(2.25 - 0.25)*0.98]/2.25 = 87.1% payback or a 12.9% house advantage.

    The times I've played $1 BJ in AC, you can't bet $6, $7, $8, or $9. The only accepted bets are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 10 dollars. And the $10 bet has no ante.
     
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    In my experience, any sub $20 table at foxwoods/mohegan will be a long wait to get a seat. Thats not factoring in the odds.
     
  10. slatts

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    I live in Rhode Island, and play $10-25 blackjack every few months or so, in addition to the racebook, at Foxwoods. In May 2015, I'm still seeing the $1 blackjack advertisements on billboards on 95. If anyone is curious about games like these -- don't play them. The house edge creeps up to an astronomical 19-20% when you're betting $1.25 to win $1.00. But yeah, I still see that table filled up constantly.
     
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