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Harrah’s NOLA....again July 17

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Trip Reports' started by Nolablackjack, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. Nolablackjack

    Nolablackjack Tourist

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    My Trip Report

    Like any great marketing (and fisherman) company would do, keep throwing the baited line out and fish will come.
    Today’s offer:
    1.either a spoertwatch, $40 free play or 4000 rewards credit.
    2. one table bet game @$65 ....more commentary on that later.
    3. 5000 bonus reward credits

    So I went today at 1:30, got the $40 free play and donked that pretty quickly on Ultimate X.

    Moved to a $50 DD BJ table and checked in for $1500. Lost that in about 15 shoes playing my normal 2 spots - just couldn’t get anything going...plus a few players in and out (no mid shoe entry) Dealer change and I checked in for another $1500.
    Again, I could not get anything going. When playing 2 hands, losing one hand and pushing the other is a loss . On top of that dealer was drawing to 20 and 21 with regularity with 4-6 cards.
    Lost this $1500 in about 25 shoes. Last shoe there was a dealer change.
    So like the degenerate that I have been over the last 2 weeks, I pull my remaining stash of $4300.
    Up down all around. The a horrible shoe came out and I was down to $600. Next shoe was pretty decent and made about $2500. I just felt that I was “due” a great shoe.
    And then it happened...pressing, splits, doubles and dealer busts. I did not lose a hand and found myself with $9100 at the end of the shoe . $100 to Sherrie ...plus I had been betting for her the last 3 shoes so in total I am guessing she probably dropped $400 total.
    Time to color up and go home. In all a LOT of risk for a $1700 profit.
    After I cashed out at the cage, I forgot that I still had the $65 free bet. So on the way out I stopped at the table, got the slip signed by the pit. One player was playing and I did not want to screw him up so I asked if I could place the wager on his hand...he obliged. I told the new dealer of it wins it is hers. He got a A9, dealer showing J and flipped 8..another $65 drop for the dealers.

    Rant...I continue to get chicken shit small table bet offers from Harrah’s NOLA yet today’s total play = was 1 hour 48 minutes @ $425 per hand ($850 total). They don’t value local table game players. They will not even give me a host at the property (not that I need one - but it would be nice to speak to someone local instead of a marketing representative in Vegas that can’t do shit outside of mailer offers)

    Rant # 2...only garnered about 1650 Tier credits (before bonuses). For the CET ADT gurus - DOES THIS SOUND RIGHT?

    Rant # 3 - Harrah’s NOLA is requiring either a player’s card or ID to play DD BJ.
    I played stupid and asked the pot critter the reason. Her response, “they are trying to identify any card counters”
    I wanted to ask if they were not concerned pre-covid shutdown ....cause I have never seen that before!! 5922F2A2-8397-406E-82C9-05F76751C755.jpeg
     
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  2. NewOrleansSlimm

    NewOrleansSlimm VIP Whale

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    im local and when I use to played big, my offers were pretty good, so that not valuing locals is incorrect...try emailing up the chain to see why you dont have a host, they have made changes few years ago where they weeded out some lower players...Ive had host while 7* and diamond, I cut my play back and now I dont have one locally but also I dont need one

    as for ratings, any time you have an issue, email Kevin Pouyadou @ [email protected], hes the tall gray hair guy walking the floor and pit area, hes the head of table games, give him your card # and what time/table you were at, he will go check and if warranted, he will adjust your score, ive had him correct mine many times
     
  3. jgates8

    jgates8 VIP Whale

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    Is it possible the ID/Players Card is for contact tracing if they need to let you know? Possibly just a more subtle way of hiding what they are really IDing you for?
     
  4. Nolablackjack

    Nolablackjack Tourist

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    Not according to the pit boss...also, DD blackjack is the ONLY area of the casino that there is a sign on the table stating "ID Required"
     
  5. ncpokeresq

    ncpokeresq Low-Roller

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    Are the bars in the casino closed as they are supposed to be in the rest of Nola? Based on the photos of Bourbon on Sat night it appears that bars can sell go cups, so wasn't sure how the casino was handling the restrictions.
    Surprised the pit boss was honest about targeting card counters and did not hide behind contract tracing as some casinos are doing to require players to submit to being photographed without a mask in order to enter the casino.
     
  6. NewOrleansSlimm

    NewOrleansSlimm VIP Whale

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    all bars inside harrahs are closed, you can get a drink from slots or tables that will come from the service bar in the back of the house