petroglyph
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April 28th, 2016 at 2:16:26 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

My last time at Soaring Eagle, a guy had the $10 6:5 SD game "reserved" and playing alone with his gf watching. He was betting $300 a hand. I watched in disgust for about 10 minutes.

I think you missed the AP opportunity. You could have hit on the chick. It is similar to waiting until midnight to go out clubbing.
TwoFeathersATL
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April 28th, 2016 at 4:40:40 PM permalink
+ 1
Take the chick....
Youuuuuu MIGHT be a 'rascal' if.......(nevermind ;-)...2F
RenoGambler
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April 28th, 2016 at 9:36:10 PM permalink
Quote: Rio481

There were a couple optimistic signs during my last trip.
1) Even though it's been several years now since 6:5 was introduced it still seems to be contained to just the low limit tables. Evidence to support my theory that the strip casinos can't cost justify $5 - $10 tables without going to 6:5.
2) I found some good red chip games at a very nice off-strip resort, including a $10 DD game.



The high cost of the strip definitely makes it much harder to make a good red chip game profitable. But it means I'll go off strip to find those casinos, and also spend money there on other things such as restaurants.
Variance giveth and variance taketh away.
RS
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April 28th, 2016 at 11:43:53 PM permalink
Quote: Rio481

True. I can somewhat see letting them keep $3 on a $10 Blackjack if you just don't have the bankroll and are playing recreationally. Still wouldn't do it myself when I can find better options, but I get it. But if I were plunking down $300/hand at a Blackjack table I think I'd take the time to educate myself just a little bit and play smart. Just pick up a BS card from the gift shop and avoid 6:5. Very little investment to protect some of your entertainment dollars.



Basic Strategy cards should just scratch the entire strategy part off the cards and replace it with a big fat "AVOID 6:5 BJ"
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RenoGambler
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April 29th, 2016 at 7:56:59 AM permalink
Quote: RS

Basic Strategy cards should just scratch the entire strategy part off the cards and replace it with a big fat "AVOID 6:5 BJ"



Unfortunately, the 6:5 disease keeps spreading because most people just don't seem to care.
Variance giveth and variance taketh away.
teddys
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April 29th, 2016 at 9:27:58 AM permalink
Horseshoe Cleveland (soon to become J*A*C*K Entertainment) has a whole pit of $10 6:5 near the entrance to the parking garage (basically the main entrance). It is packed full when it is open. When that pit is closed, you can get a $10 3:2 game; otherwise, the 3:2 games are $15 and $25.

It saddens me that our metro area would fall for that when Detroit hasn't. Aren't we always able to say "At least we're not Detroit?" ;)

There is an insatiable desire for gambling here, especially table games. HC Cleveland made $9,000,000 on tables last month which was more than they made on slots. We also have the two highest-grossing racinos in the state.
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Rio481
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April 30th, 2016 at 1:18:46 PM permalink
Quote: RS

Basic Strategy cards should just scratch the entire strategy part off the cards and replace it with a big fat "AVOID 6:5 BJ"



Unfortunately I think the placard at the table that reads $10 Minimum trumps the AVOID 6:5 BJ warning on the strategy card.
RenoGambler
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April 30th, 2016 at 1:29:16 PM permalink
Quote: Rio481

Quote: RS

Basic Strategy cards should just scratch the entire strategy part off the cards and replace it with a big fat "AVOID 6:5 BJ"



Unfortunately I think the placard at the table that reads $10 Minimum trumps the AVOID 6:5 BJ warning on the strategy card.



As little attention as many players pay, I wouldn't be surprised to see low minimum games eventually go from 6:5 to even money.
Variance giveth and variance taketh away.
Ibeatyouraces
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April 30th, 2016 at 1:32:44 PM permalink
Quote: RenoGambler

Quote: Rio481

Quote: RS

Basic Strategy cards should just scratch the entire strategy part off the cards and replace it with a big fat "AVOID 6:5 BJ"



Unfortunately I think the placard at the table that reads $10 Minimum trumps the AVOID 6:5 BJ warning on the strategy card.



As little attention as many players pay, I wouldn't be surprised to see low minimum games eventually go from 6:5 to even money.


Nah, it'll go to bj pays 2:3.
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RenoGambler
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April 30th, 2016 at 1:52:50 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Quote: RenoGambler

Quote: Rio481

Quote: RS

Basic Strategy cards should just scratch the entire strategy part off the cards and replace it with a big fat "AVOID 6:5 BJ"



Unfortunately I think the placard at the table that reads $10 Minimum trumps the AVOID 6:5 BJ warning on the strategy card.



As little attention as many players pay, I wouldn't be surprised to see low minimum games eventually go from 6:5 to even money.


Nah, it'll go to bj pays 2:3.



You see, it's a good deal because 3 is more than 2. Have another free drink.
Variance giveth and variance taketh away.

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