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Table Games Most “fun” place to play BJ on the Strip

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by vegas_or_bust, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. vegas_or_bust

    vegas_or_bust High-Roller

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    My wife is primarily a slots player, but one night every trip we play lower limit BJ together and have a few (too many) drinks. Margaritaville used to be our “go to” spot for this, as the dealers were fun, they usually played good music (had a band or DJ), and the drink service was fast. Now that Margaritaville is closed/rebranded, is there anywhere else on the Strip you would you recommend for an upbeat, party-like vibe for BJ? We typically play at $10-$25 tables, and the rules aren’t overly important (I play strictly 3:2 tables when playing at higher stakes).
    Thanks!
     
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  2. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    I had lots of fun at poolside bj at the wynn. Sooooo much and cocktails were fast (and free!). You should be able to get in for free bc you are playing some bj. I can't remember if it was 10 or 15 but I am 90 percent sure it was 15.

    Had tons of fun at bj at bird bar. Especially with dollar beers and 50 cent beers at the bar!

    Fun at Luxor. That was 10 bucks. Nyny has 5 dollar tables and open spots at 1 or 2am. Very fun too

    Tables my last 2 trips were fun because I got an hour's worth of play time minimum on a hundy
     
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  3. ffejry

    ffejry #1 Bears Fan

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    Also all those places are 6:5. But I would definitely make the trip to the Wynn if you can. You can go in the pool when you need a break. Pictures attached

    Have fun!

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    Headache 21 Low-Roller

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    Kobra2848 VIP Whale

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    I'll second Planet Hollywood. Always have a great time playing there.

    Mark
     
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    I lose at both places. Lol
     
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    BadKarma Vegas Degenerate - Still Royal Flushless

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    Harrah's Carnaval Court when the cover bands are playing.
     
  9. Farner

    Farner Low-Roller

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    I vote for Aria (any 3:2 >$50), but I like the vibe of the Casino floor the best. Just don’t get that anywhere.
    My point: try various casinos and see where you like to be. It’s really tough to predict where anyone has the ‘most’ fun. We all Vegas differently and it’s great to have that many choices.
     
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  10. HuskerBB

    HuskerBB High-Roller

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    Planet Hollywood has the best / most fun deaers IMO.
     
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    spicole No shirt, no shoes... NO DICE!

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    This! True across the board. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I personally prefer Aria, but I'm always playing at least $50-$100 per hand. Someone with a much smaller bankroll may prefer to play somewhere else.

    I will say this... the lower limit tables tend to be a lot more fun. Too bad the rules suck so bad at so many properties!
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    I still have the most "fun" playing blackjack at the El-Co... 2nd place would have to be Gold Coast.
    What do these two have in common?
    $5, 3:2, double-deck, with DAS permitted!
    :beer:
     
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  13. vegas_or_bust

    vegas_or_bust High-Roller

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    We are staying at Aria, so I will play there plenty when I am playing normal stakes by myself. My wife isn’t as familiar with basic BJ strategy and doesn’t want to stress over playing hands perfectly (or have me constantly telling her when to hit/stand/double), which is why we play much lower limits together 1 night each trip. Mostly so we can have some fun together instead of her playing slots or VP and me playing table games.

    I appreciate the suggestions so far—it looks like we may try Planet Hollywood first. Any other suggestions for BJ tables with a “party vibe” are welcomed!
     
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    O’Shea’s at the Linq is usually a pretty vibrant party later at night. Good drink service too
     
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    I think a 'party vibe' can be at any table at any casino! Totally depends on the dealer and the people at the table. I personally love loud and crazy people and have found that at Mirage, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Luxor, Aria and Venetian. Regarding low bet minimums, probably the Luxor is your best bet.
     
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    Planet Hollywood has great dealers and DJ and dancers all night. O’Sheas is louder and also fun atmosphere. You will find $10 tables at O’Sheas and 15 at planet
     
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    $10 BJ 3:2 at Paris!
     
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    I have had some really good fun games all over the strip and downtown. It's the other players and the dealers that make the atmosphere for me. Standout fun games have been at the Linq and Mirage where I remember playing for hours with people that were so much fun it (almost!) didn't matter if I was winning or losing.

    Nothing makes me want to quit a game more than a surly dealer or grumpy players. I am at the table to have a good time, score a few drinks and have a laugh.
     
  19. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate High-rolling diner. Low-rolling gambler.

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    I’ll plug Longhorn for this once again.

    It’s out of the way and a VERY divey casino. But their blackjack table is $2 minimum with excellent rules*, rapid drink service, and I don’t know why but the dealers there are incredibly fun. I find it’s a lot easier to have fun betting at a $2 minimum, too.

    It’s the type of place you’ll either love or hate. I’m in the “love it” camp... and I think it’s worth the $15-ish Uber each way from/to the strip to at least check it out.

    Edited to add: Definitely not as much of a “party vibe” here as what you’d find at Planet Hollywood, but for the sake of having fun when playing, I stand by the recommendation as more of a “have fun playing the game” type of fun, not so much of a “possibly get distracted by lights and loud music” party pit type of fun. A closer look at the thread suggested that’s what you’re after... but having played blackjack all over the Vegas strip, I’ve never had as much fun anywhere as I have had at the Longhorn.

    * To the best of my memory, the rules are 3:2, double on any THREE cards, unlimited splits except aces which are limited to three splits for four hands, DaS, and late surrender allowed.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    NFC...is this a carny-version of blackjack? Is a dealer 22 a bust hand?
    If it's real blackjack, I'll be paying them a visit next trip!