ChesterDog
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August 10th, 2015 at 2:17:08 PM permalink
My friends will be staying in the San Gabriel, CA area and would like to visit a casino nearby. I see that three of the closest are San Manuel, Morongo, and Harrah's Southern California. As of September of 2013, Morongo had redouble Spanish 21 and 6-deck H17 blackjack (see Wizard's blog entry.)

Is there any information that you readers can give me about blackjack conditions in those casinos? I assume most of the tables are H17, especially Harrah's. But how are the penetrations, and do any offer late surrender or resplit aces, for example?
AlanMendelson
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August 10th, 2015 at 2:53:33 PM permalink
I'm not a blackjack player but I can't help you with that. I can tell you about travel times from San Gabriel.

Morongo 1 hour
San Manuel 45 minutes
Pechanga 1.5 hours
Rincon and Pala 2 hours or less

You might also try the card casinos for blackjack.

Commerce 30 minutes
Bicycle 40 minutes

The only LA area casino with a link to a Vegas players club is Rincon -- Total Rewards.
nickolay411
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August 10th, 2015 at 3:17:13 PM permalink
Don't forget Hollywood Park , Hustler Club, Normandie, and Crystal Lol.

If you are not well versed in LA country casinos including Commerce and Bicycle I'd be wary.
Elrohir44
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August 10th, 2015 at 3:34:34 PM permalink
Quote: nickolay411

Don't forget Hollywood Park , Hustler Club, Normandie, and Crystal Lol.

If you are not well versed in LA country casinos including Commerce and Bicycle I'd be wary.



Definitely stay away from all of these LA card rooms. All of them are in areas that you definitely do not want to find yourself at night. I went into the Crystal casino once and I felt like I had entered a crack house.

On top of that, unless you want to play poker there isn't much to do there. Their BJ games have bizarre rules and at most places you have to pay $1 just for the privilege of being dealt cards.

Tell them to stick to the Indian casinos outside of LA county. These are traditional Vegas-style places and are several orders of magnitude nicer than the LA card rooms.
Yokeoh
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September 7th, 2015 at 9:47:30 AM permalink
Here is San Manuel should be able to google this

San Manuel Casino
6 Deck Blackjack
Table Limits: $5/$10/$25 minimum $2,000 maximum
Blackjack Rules: dealer hits on Soft 17 (H17), double any two cards, double after split (DAS), no resplit of aces, no surrender allowed
Multi-Deck with Continuous Shuffling
Table Limits: $5/$10 minimum $2,000 maximum
Blackjack Rules: dealer hits Soft 17 (H17), double any two cards, double after splitting allowed (DAS), no resplitting aces, no surrendering

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