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need advice to play off strip DD.

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by jingber05, Feb 14, 2016.

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  1. jingber05

    jingber05 Tourist

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    me and my friend are going to vegas just for the night to play blackjack in the next few weeks and wanted to know where a good spot to play DD would be. Looking at M GVR silverton. Any recommendations?
     
  2. darrenfromindy

    darrenfromindy Low-Roller

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    What minimums will you be playing? For 3:2 double-deck "pitch" games (where you "hold" the cards), I like Gold Coast and Orleans. You can get $5 DD games in the daytime and mid-week evenings. Sometimes they bump it up to $10 on weekend nights. Gold Coast and Orleans allow double-down after splitting, their sister Boyd casinos downtown do not allow DAS.

    "M" is a nice casino, I just havent played there recently to comment on rules/conditions/minimums. Good luck!
     
  3. Bondy3

    Bondy3 Low-Roller

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    you should play single deck of el cortez! (best odds in vegas)
     
  4. Dutch34

    Dutch34 Low-Roller

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    I 2nd the notion of Gold Coast. Palms has a good game, but it's usually $25 per hand.
    Downtown Golden Gate has pitch in the high limit room, again $25. Found pitch DD at Fremont last trip. $5 per hand, but no DAS, which was brutal. I'm sure there are others, but know of those first-hand.
     
  5. ajp

    ajp High-Roller

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    I would rather play double deck over single deck. I never feel like I get any good streaks on single deak.

    Golden Gate is not pitch, it is dealt from a shoe. All three downtown Boyd properties have pitch double deck in the $5 or 410 range but no DAS and they cut out almost an entire deck. Golden Nugget will have $15 pitch but also no DAS.
     
  6. mescalita

    mescalita Low-Roller

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    Downtown Grand usually has a $5 or $10 double deck pitch game with DAS. El Cortez deals their $5 double deck DAS game from a shoe. They actually have one non-smoking table....
     
  7. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    One more vote for Gold Coast. $5 & $10 tables... 3:2 pitch, H17, DAS...as pointed out above regarding Boyd - they do cut away nearly 50% of the 2-decks. Still - it's a very good game.

    If you're downtown, the 2-deck shoe at the El Cortez is the best game... 3:2, H17, DAS permitted, $5 minimum...they only cut away about a third, using a pre-set notch on the discard rack to mark the cut-point.
    The Boyd properties downtown deal a $5 & $10 DD pitch game, but as pointed out - no DAS permitted.

    Plaza has (or used to have) a two-deck shoe - same game as the ElCo...only it's a $25 min... but I've gotten them to lower it to $15 when the table was empty... and they grandfathered me when the table got other players.

    Golden Gate's "high limit" salon offers the same game as Plaza, but they often have it posted at $15 min during the day on weekdays.

    I haven't yet been to the DTG since they came to their senses regarding blackjack, but I'll be popping in there next week to check it out... if they are indeed $10 3:2 DD, with DAS, I'll be playing there a lot.
     
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  8. SimpleLasVegas

    SimpleLasVegas Low-Roller

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    Play the single deck at El Co. Can't beat it.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    You're right... :poke: I've certainly never been able to!
    You only get a couple of hands from each shuffle, and they watch your play like a hawk...oh, and no DAS.
     
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  10. SimpleLasVegas

    SimpleLasVegas Low-Roller

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    Oh I guess that hurts the edge. What does that put it at on the single deck with no DAS? You can surrender in the single deck game there right? Do they have a double deck pitch? I love to feel the cards...
     
  11. SimpleLasVegas

    SimpleLasVegas Low-Roller

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    I mean you know...for us non card counters :nono:
     
  12. ajp

    ajp High-Roller

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    Single deck H17 no DAS no surrender .30% house edge, with surrender .27% house edge
    Double deck H17 with DAS no surrender .45% house edge
     
  13. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Low-Roller

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    Downtown pitch DD games are as follows...

    - Main Street Station
    - California
    - Fremont
    - Golden Nugget
    - Downtown Grand
    - Plaza

    Cortez, Four Queens, and Golden Gate are all face up.
     
  14. SimpleLasVegas

    SimpleLasVegas Low-Roller

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    Thanks.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Actually, it doesn't hurt it all that much...it's still a very low HA on that game...lower than the DDgame.
    No surrender on either game.
    The DD game is a shoe, not pitch.
    But if you count at all, the DD game is far better.
     
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  16. ajp

    ajp High-Roller

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    The best game you use to be able to find on strip but sadly is now gone was at the Mirage. They had a $25 table double deck, stand 17, double any 2, split to 4 hands, double after split, no resplit or hit aces. house edge .26% plus it was pitch and hand shuffled.
     
  17. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Low-Roller

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    Bellagio had $25 DD S17 when I was there in December. Usually to find DD with S17 it's $50 and up at Aria or Cosmo.
     
  18. SimpleLasVegas

    SimpleLasVegas Low-Roller

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    Thanks. Yeah I pulled it up on Wizzard of odds as well. We are only talking a tenth of a difference so that's good.
     
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