For most of us, I think its not really a question of "best" place based solely on rules, decks, shoes or any of the standard indicators.
I'm mindful of that recent article wherein the writer drove all the way to this town of Nowheresville, NV for the ultimate "best rules" in blackjack and promptly got banned from the three casinos in town. He treks there, gets banned and treks back plus he writes an article. For me it would have simply been: trek there, get banned, trek back. No article, just a frustrating and wasted trip.
If some place is "9, 10 or 11" and another place is "10 or 11" ... heck, its the confusion that would annoy me more than anything else. Driving out to a linoleum floored truck stop may be okay. Truckers usually eat well and booze is booze. I don't really need no carpet on the floor. Its just that the "real" casinos with "fairly good" rules are okay. They have carpets, they have more waitresses and probably better looking ones, they have buffets, they probably have a few more diversions than some small truck stop with optimal rules. And if luck is really with me sometimes its nice to just be able to stagger next door than trek somewhere to the second best place to play.
Six card charlie? Yeah I like that. Late surrender? Heck, I can never remember the rules for surrender, be it early, late or on-time. The difference between .56 percent and .58 percent is just too negligible. And if one place serves just one more drink than the other place that difference is lost right there. Now if you are going to put a whopping amount of money on the table then maybe that .56 versus .58 stuff matters but table limits probably matter more in that situation.
What is the percentage for 6 deck shoe at Silver Legacy with double any time including after split (no surrender, no resplit A)?
Agree with your views Fleastiff, but just in case I want to check out the casinos in the Boonies, would like to know what places to stop by for a different experience. Ever get the urge to get off the Strip and go to Downtown LV or Boulder Blvd? Same thing.