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Table Games Wynn/Encore BlackJack 6:5 Blackjack Tables

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Wynncore88, May 17, 2016.

  1. Wynncore88

    Wynncore88 Tourist

    Apr 29, 2015
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Apologies if this has been covered already. I was at Wynn/Encore this Sunday (5/15) and noticed that every single $15/hand Blackjack table at both Wynn and Encore now have a BJ that pays 6:5. As most Wynn vets know, the 6:5 tables were the ones that faced Allegro, the sports book and Zoozacrackers while the $15-$25 the 3:2 tables were located in front of the sundries store and Resort Tower elevator access hall. All of those tables that were once 3:2 and typically $15-$25 are now $15 6:5 and the only the 3:2 tables that exist at Wynn/Encore are now a $25 minimum bet, at least at the time I was there (late afternoon). Perhaps in the morning the 3:2 tables are brought down to $15.

    I was sad to see this as it is a shame that the majority of the Strip's $5-$15 tables are virtually all 6:5 now.
  2. Jackpot Johnny

    Jackpot Johnny Wynn Fan

    Jul 15, 2016
    North Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    On some weekends later in the day at Wynn the 3:2 tables go to $50 or even $100. It's odd to me that anyone would play 6:5 blackjack, but I occasionally play slots and wander over to 3 card poker to relax and those odds are worse. Go figure. I guess it's just that 6:5 blackjack seems like an insult. It's happening up and down the Strip. As it's always been in Las Vegas, the higher the bet the better the odds, up to and including negotiated cash back deals for big players. For example, you won't find any single 0 roulette tables for the low roller either. I put 6:5 blackjack right there with double odds only craps. wtf.

    I get that with today's labor costs and overhead a casino can't really make money on a $15 3:2 blackjack table-it's just a courtesy to lower budget players and a device to keep you happy in the casino.

    I am not one of these hysterical bloggers who seem to think it's almost a civil right to play 3:2 blackjack, but I do mourn the loss of some parts of the "old Vegas." It is about profits. Since we're now overrun by drunk young people from the overpriced clubs that are multiplying like rabbits, ( and which make more money than the hotel), us older guys would like at least a nice quiet 3:2 blackjack table in a well run casino like Wynn. I can afford to bet higher limits, but I'd prefer not to need to to play. I do often politely mention to supervisors that although I appreciate the no smoking lower limit table in a quiet area, I'd prefer not to play a 6:5 game. The only way to stop it is for no one to play it. Even then......