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Table Games Is there anywhere on the strip that has 3:2 tables with lower ($10/$15) limits?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by Funstuie, Dec 31, 2016.

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  1. Funstuie

    Funstuie Low-Roller

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    On my two most recent trips to Vegas I ended up playing on 6:5 tables (in palazzo on the horrible "free bet" tables and in NYNY where all the tables were 6:5). In the palazzo I didn't win shit. I bet down $500 (I was in Vegas for less than 24 hours) and ended the night around $60 in the hole which wasn't too bad considering but I played at numerous tables in the pallazo $15 min tables. I was always able to stay on the tables long enough to walk away with chips but it was hard going at times. This last few days I stayed in NYNY and I did a lot better but the 6:5 tables are stacked in the house favour. I would play the minimum, go up chips when I was comfortable and then drop back to minimum when I lost a few. Every time I dropped back to min I would get BJ, with the payout being 6:5. It was frustrating. Anyway I ended up $400 up through 8 hours playing in NYNY over 2 nights. I was happy enough. Next time I go I would like to play some proper 3:2 games. I am not a high roller so is there anywhere left to play?
     
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  2. Funstuie

    Funstuie Low-Roller

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    Also to add I played for a couple of hours on the $5 table at NYNY (6/5 with weird rules) and it was boring and stunning how little I/and others were winning. I changed $100 for chips and stayed long enough to walk away with $100. During that time numerous people came and sat at the table (a lot of older Asian women) and walked away $$$ lighter. One guy sat down and burned through $100 in less than 10 minutes. He was out of money before the cw brought out his drink order. There was a funny few moments when a young Indian woman sat down and picked up her cards. The dealer went nuts as did the rest of the table. She didn't seem to get it though as next hand she picked up the cards again. This time the pit boss waddled over and told her she can't touch the cards. So for the nExt few hands she was good but then she wanted to split and decided to move the cards herself. The relief dealer was stunned. They didn't remove her (probably because she was betting $25 a hand and losing) and she was still there when I walked away. The $5 tables in NYNY were always full the whole time I was in the pits.

    My biggest gripe is how dull and boring the game is at those tables. When you get BJ you get $6 back when I would jump my bets up the wins were just enough to keep me playing to win my money back. Although I did win $30 on the side bet when 6/7/8 was showing (I figured I would use the $1 chips I had in my stack).

    I will say there was a lot of people having fun at those tables though so maybe it's just me.
     
  3. tringlomane

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    CET properties. Particularly Bally's and Flamingo should have some $10-$15 3:2 H17 shoe games. Bally's "high limit" should still have a 3:2 S17 shoe game for as low as $25 at times.

    Also in September, I stumbled across a Playboy video BJ unit that paid 3:2 at Aria with a $5 minimum.

    And if there are a lot of people having fun, then that's why 6:5 is the norm at these limits (especially for $5 minimums). Most people just want to get drunk and have a good time.
     
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  4. hobbie

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    I love the strip, but when I want to play a better BJ game I head downtown. 3:2 games in most casinos, and $5 tables during the daytime, turning to $10 at night. better rules too. give it a try.
     
  5. kingslender

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    Downtown is the only place to gamble, IMO. I'll play slots on the strip, but if we're playing table games, it's on to Freemont.
     
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    Treasure Island has a ton of low limit 3:2 tables.

    NYNY has one or two (next to the Pai Gow Poker tables). Excalibur has one or two.

    Some of the CET properties have a couple lower limit 3:2 tables as well. Some of the CET properties have none, as far as I can tell.
     
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    Take a $5 Uber ride (or the free shuttle) over to the Gold Coast & play $5 & $10, double-deck pitch 3:2, H17 with DAS permitted, 24/7.
     
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    A few months ago I was staying at Wynn & walked across the street to cut thru TI & I saw a few $10 & $15 3:2 BJ tables
     
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    This is why I don't play BJ because they have all the BS rules... I play baccarat only which pretty much same rule!! Btw I was playing ultimate holdem poker and where it's progressive (used to be $1) and Aria jacked if upto $5!!!! Another BS rule Aria applied!!!
     
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    I recently did some looking at this for my trip coming up. I mainly looked for the lowest vig BJ games(under .5% if played properly and ALL pay 3:2 or they wouldn't be low vig). Some only have the good rules at 1-2 tables, so you have to find them.
    For the Strip I came up with:
    $25 min:
    TI 2-deck
    Bally's 6-deck
    MGM 6-deck
    TI 6-deck
    Mirage 2-deck
    many others but these are the best vig/rules ones

    $10 min:
    TI 2-deck
    TI 6-deck
    Bellagio 6-deck
    NYNY 6-deck
    SLS 6-deck

    I prefer 2-deck games so I may play at TI on the Strip.

    As others have said, much easier to find at the $5 level even off-strip. El Cortez, AZ Charlies', Boulder Station, Gold Coast, Orleans, The D all have low vig 1-2 deck $5 tables. That is where I plan to play the most.

    I NEVER PLAY 6:5. Some call those games CRAPJACK, for good reason.
     
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    Last year Margaritaville had $5 tables. Not sure if they were 3:2 or 6:5. Also maybe it depended on the season so maybe they did it during the slow time of the year.
     
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    I can virtually guarantee the $5 games are 6:5. But margaritaville can be 3:2 for as cheap as $15.
     
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    Paris had 2 $10 3:2 BJ tables with the standard rules when I was there in November.
     
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    In October I found a couple of $10/15 tables at Excalibur, and on a Saturday night. Luxor and MB- you can forget about it- EVER. I've also had luck in the early afternoon at Paris.
     
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    I've seen it at CET properties, but it is certainly few and far between. Good luck!
     
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    Ellis Island has $5 3:2 and it is located just behind Bally's. Short walk from Bally's or Cromwell, or very short cab ride from other properties on the strip.
     
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    Here is the thing with CET properties, which I have seen at Harrah's/Flamingo, and I believe Bally's as well (though less sure on that one): they mix their pits.

    So if you are looking for a 3:2 game at a low limit, check every table in the pit, because often 1-2 generally farthest from the entrance will have the same limit as the others but better rules.

    Of course "better rules" still tends to mean H17 ... you are pretty much stuck with that unless you are willing to bump your bet or look farther afield.
     
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