Just wondering what conditions are like in Reno for a Blackjack advantage player? Is it worth my while visiting for an upcoming trip or are conditions a lot better in Vegas (where I have visited numerous times) I only play 6/8 deck shoe games (no single/double deck). Do the casinos in Reno use 100% shoe games or are the dreaded CSM's in play? How is the heat/penetration factor? Are the casinos all close to each other? Is there a monthly update anywhere with current conditions like there is for Vegas? Should I visit Reno or give it a miss?
They let you double down at any time when playing at the Silver Legacy (6 shoe?). I thought that's an advantage. On a side/unrelated note, I do not like craps at this one place (no name). I felt nervous (rushed).
The multi-deck shoe game is typically better in Las vegas than Reno IMHO. As mentioned, Silver Legacy has or had a decent shoe game. Reno is known for single or double-deck blackjack with "Reno Rules" that restrict doubling to 10 and 11 (or 9, 10 and 11). Occasionally, you'll find a really good single-deck game without doubling restrictions.