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Sooo tired, but totally worth it blackjack trip

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by AceTen, Aug 22, 2013.

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  1. AceTen

    AceTen Low-Roller

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    My Trip Report

    Went to my local card room last night to play a little blackjack. It's the crappy kind where you have the pay the ante to the house, but I had an itch. $25 minimum, $1000 table max. Bought in for 1k, went up to 8k, back down to 500, up to 8k again, I know, quite the swing. Left for dinner with about 6k in my pocket, and ate at my favorite ramen place. I had carpooled with a friend to dinner, so we ended up coming back after. Bought in for 1k, made some nice friends, and at the end of the night walked away with 17k profit in my pocket. Not bad for a half days work!!

    Hopefully my luck continues for my trip to Vegas next month...
     
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  3. AceTen

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    Thanks! It was pretty lucky, and I wasn't expecting to walk away with a profit, especially not that much. It's a very house advantage place in San Jose that is glitzy to play at, but that doesn't even offer the opportunity to double your money after a split. I don't even want to think about how badly the odds were not in my favor to win anything at all.
     
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    Would you mind explaining this?
     
  5. AceTen

    AceTen Low-Roller

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    It's how the make gambling legal in California. The owners of the casino outsource the bank to a corporation. In return, you pay $1 for every $100 bet as a house fee.
     
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    You talking about Bay101?
     
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  7. AceTen

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    I was at the M8trix.
     
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    aka California gaming laws are stupid.
     
  9. AceTen

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    That they are....
     
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    Oklahoma casinos are the same way, I believe.
     
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    Just for reference, what AceTen is referring to is a "CardRoom", not an actual "Casino" (the only "Casino's" in California are on Tribal Land; some of them are as good, if not better than Vegas...ie: Barona)
     
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    I'm looking forward to Graton opening!!
     
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    Hopefully it'll be better than RiverRock and CacheCreek (which offer terrible VP and even worse comps)
     
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    Barona is run by a bunch of old school vegas guys. Thats why its one of the best casinos.

    Oklahoma charges $.50 for bets up to $50 and $1 for bets over $51. I dont think they charge any higher than that. Sometimes the Firelake Grand will have no ante night. Thats the only time Ill play there.

    AceTen, why go to the card room? Are you not close to an indian casino?
     
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    Amazingly, there are NO Indian casinos anywhere near the bay...
    Weird too, because I know Indians lived by the ocean...guess the property value is so high, millionaires screwed them out of owning any land there...
     
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    Isnt Cache Creek somewhat near SF? I don't get over to SF much and Ive not been to many of the indian casinos in Northern California except for Rolling Hills but thats near redding.
     
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    From the BayBridge, I'd say probably 2 hours to Cache Creek...
    Rolling hills is in Corning, actually...right on I5...
    Win-River is in Redding...yes, Im a degenerate, lol.
     
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    Back in the early 90's when Indian gaming wasn't all that big in California, and each Indian casino was only allowed a small number of slots, the only table game they had was Blackjack (and I think it was called something like "Indian 21" back then). The casino was not allowed to bank the game so "some guy" sat at the table with a tray of chips and acted as the banker for the game. I assume that he got to keep all the profits from when he was sitting there at the table banking the game. The casino charged a commission on each bet (like is done these days for Pai Gow Poker) and that's where they made their profit on Blackjack. But it was MUCH more than $1 per $100 bet. As I recall, they had $2 tables at Barona Casino in San Diego County. I believe they charged .50 per each $2 that a player bet. So it was a 25% commission to the casino.
     
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