StarCrusher
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November 1st, 2014 at 3:16:31 PM permalink
Hello, I cannot find a good resource about what blackjack side bets are offered here, so I figure the best way to find out is to ask the gambling public.

Specifically, I would like to know what side bets are offered at Boulder, Texas, Sunset Stations and Red Rock, both on their 2 deck and 6 deck games. And even more specifically, I would like to know if the "Bust It" side bet still exists at Texas Station (and if so, if it is offered only on their 6 deck shoe games). Fiesta got rid of it, and it made me a saaaaad panda.

Thank you.
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November 1st, 2014 at 3:24:48 PM permalink
Do you have a way to beat the Bust It side bet?
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
StarCrusher
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November 1st, 2014 at 3:37:39 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Do you have a way to beat the Bust It side bet?



Sneak a red chip onto the felt when you see an upcard of 5 or 6 =).
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November 1st, 2014 at 3:44:07 PM permalink
Sounds like a plan. :-) Actually it's supposed to be countable but isn't the max bet $25?
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
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November 1st, 2014 at 3:48:00 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Sounds like a plan. :-) Actually it's supposed to be countable but isn't the max bet $25?



Probably, which is prudent of them to do. I just like something to put a white chip on while swigging some beers at double-deck. Bust It is practically an endangered species at this point, so knowing if it still exists on the west coast is definitely good information to have.
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November 1st, 2014 at 4:11:02 PM permalink
Quote: StarCrusher

Sneak a red chip onto the felt when you see an upcard of 5 or 6 =).



I was sitting next to someone at Red Rock on the DD that was capping his Bet the Set. Surveillance noticed it and came down to the floor with four suits to drag him away after he acted like he didn't speak English when they confronted him, even though he spoke it fine minutes before. This seems like a big -EV long term strategy.

As for Station side bets, I think most are Bet the Set but I think Palace Station had something tied to busts.
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November 1st, 2014 at 6:00:35 PM permalink
Quote: Pokeraddict

I was sitting next to someone at Red Rock on the DD that was capping his Bet the Set. Surveillance noticed it and came down to the floor with four suits to drag him away after he acted like he didn't speak English when they confronted him, even though he spoke it fine minutes before. This seems like a big -EV long term strategy.

As for Station side bets, I think most are Bet the Set but I think Palace Station had something tied to busts.



Of course, I would NEVER try to cheat a game with great odds in a casino chain that offers friendly service and reasonable comps. Texas Station's website mentions Bust It!, while I believe Sunset and Boulder have Lucky Ladies. I only ask about Bust It because Fiesta Henderson scrapped it for House Money

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