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Table Games Poolside/Swim Up Blackjack

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by sirdeez, Mar 19, 2014.

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  1. sirdeez

    sirdeez Tourist

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    Greetings all.

    What pools on the strip have poolside blackjack preferably at green chip minimums? I'll be staying at Mirage, and I'm pretty sure Bare has it, but I think the minimums there start at $100. I'm ok with going somewhere else, but am I going to have trouble getting into another resorts pool complex to gamble if I'm not staying there?

    Any input is appreciated.
     
  2. Drambler

    Drambler High-Roller

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    The Tropicana has swim up blackjack and it was lower than $25 when I was there last summer. They weren't too tough on checking if you were staying there so you may be able to just walk in and play.
     
  3. Peachiekeehn

    Peachiekeehn High-Roller

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    Caesars Palace also has it but I'm not sure if you can get in if not a guest. Some of the CET pools allow non-guests for a fee so you might want to give them a call. I'm also not sure what the minimums are.
     
  4. dankyone

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    CP has $15-25 mins, 6/5 only so I have never played.

    I remember reading at one time that a hotel offering outdoor gaming has to make it available to the public, so if you make an issue out of it you should be able to access the swim up/outdoor blackjack tables anywhere.
     
  5. VegasDave

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    Anyone have experience with this? I know one Golden Nugget pool guard let me in to play at their tables and then the next day another did not (I wasn't staying in the hotel). I would love to get into Tropicana to play swim up but they have told me no in the past if I am not staying there.
     
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    I have played the swim up blackjack at CP, but the rules were terrible. I believe it was 6:5, only double on 10 & 11, no double after split, no resplit aces, no surrender. I somehow still ended up winning a little money, but those rules would kill you in a long session.

    I have heard that the casinos are required to grant public access to outdoor gaming areas and I have been able to access both CP and Hard Rock pool by saying I was going in to gamble. When I went to CP, I was staying at Harrah's, so that may have been a sister property thing. When I went to Hard Rock, I was with a buddy and they may have just figured no big deal.

    Since CP is right next door to Mirage, I would give it a shot, just be prepared for the bad rules. I also don't think I would try to push it too hard if they said I had to be staying at CP to use the pool area even for gambling. I mean even if they are required to grant the public access according to the gaming commission, what are you going to do call the commission and report them?
     
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    I mean even if they are required to grant the public access according to the gaming commission, what are you going to do call the commission and report them?

    Clearly nobody is LIKELY to do this, but anyone more senior than the teenager handing out towels knows it is a possibility. The hotel's gaming license is at stake and it is clearly easier for them to just let you in.

    Would I advocate making a huge fuss for the privilege of sitting in the water while playing 6/5? No. If you do, though, you'll wind up getting in.
     
  8. sirdeez

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    Does the Mirage pool complex have regular poolside?
     
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    Fafa2e Low-Roller

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    Mirage does not have any poolside gambling at the main pool or Bare.
     
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    Don't Wynn and Encore have blackjack in their pool areas?

    I also know Golden Nugget downtown does, but they are 6/5.
     
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    dhlamar Low-Roller

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    When swimming up to play BJ where would you pull your cash from?
     
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    US currency is cotton and silk, both waterproof.
     
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    When I played at the Trop pool they had money dryers.
     
  14. DonnyC

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    REALLY? that's wild.
     
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    I have a waterproof case that I got in Hawaii. It flips open like a Zippo lighter, latches on the end, and has kind of an O-ring to seal it. It is about the size of a cell phone. I can't believe the hotel pools don't sell them with their logo. I keep my license, room card, debit card, and cash in it when I go to the pool.
     
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