DrEntropy
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November 18th, 2012 at 10:02:41 AM permalink
Not sure if this goes into Blackjack or "Stations Casinos". Mod please move if i guessed wrong.

Anyway, I was shocked to learn on my last visit that Green Valley Ranch, who to there credit has eschewed 6:5 and CSM's, added both!! They had two $5 single deck 6:5 games and a CSM game. According to a dealer, some players were asking for "Single Deck" so they re-introduced it. THere were still plenty of 5 and $10 Double deck seats, yet the 6:5 single deck was seeing action, so I guess they were right!
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Ibeatyouraces
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November 18th, 2012 at 11:37:57 AM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
Pokeraddict
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November 18th, 2012 at 1:32:54 PM permalink
Not that surprising, Red Rock has had single deck 6-5 for years.
teddys
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November 18th, 2012 at 2:30:12 PM permalink
Whaaat?!? Shame on them. The Wizard should update my review to reflect this unwelcome information.
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
Paigowdan
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November 18th, 2012 at 3:31:04 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Just goes to show how smart the general gaming public is. Obviously not much so.



Thank God we're so brilliant here.
And GVR does well themselves.
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teddys
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November 18th, 2012 at 8:00:19 PM permalink
GVR is a nice place. It is also my de facto local casino since it is five minutes from my office and I don't have a place to live yet. I like their Guinness.

That said, you would have to be an idiot to play the single deck game there when one of the best double deck games in town is one table over. Even the laziest bastard in the world could count down that game. Of course, I usually just play craps :)
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
rdw4potus
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November 18th, 2012 at 8:54:00 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

Even the laziest bastard in the world could count down that game



challenge accepted! Of course, since I'm too lazy to practice counting first, things are looking good for me:-)
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Ibeatyouraces
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November 18th, 2012 at 10:03:01 PM permalink
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Paigowdan
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November 19th, 2012 at 1:46:16 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Sure they do well when you have so many suckers playing lousy games.



Oh....absolutely correct. If you want to look at it that way, then every gambler is a either a sucker - or a person enjoying entertainment.

There is NO other scenario.

AP is dead, a phantasm, an illusion - as every act of AP closes the door, as no one gives away free money for long. AP's have to continuously run and run some more to stay ahead, as the door is closing. Many washed up AP players end up as pitchmen for casino operators or distributors, or back at their day jobs, like Nathaniel Tilton.

It becomes a chase for those who chase it, like Salmon. If your chasing easy money, which isn't at a casino, then you're a salmon. If you're chasing entertainment and accept the action, which is indeed at the casino, then you're a winner.

I know who wins in the end, and I chose the correct side very early on. I chose to be a fisherman instead of a salmon.

I will knock on doors with Bagels and cream cheese. It's a feast day.

place your bets.
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kewlj
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November 19th, 2012 at 6:15:38 AM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

challenge accepted! Of course, since I'm too lazy to practice counting first, things are looking good for me:-)



One of my biggest pet peeves is the 'announcing' of favorable games and/or games with favorable rules and conditions on public message boards. So many times, I have witnessed conditions change almost overnight after such announcements, but since such an announcement has already been made, I will just add that GVR is not the best place for a "lazy" type counter. Their decent doubledeck games are 'hawked' very closely. If you are not going to play short sessions there, you are not going to last and I assume a "lazy" counter doesn't want to play short sessions and keep moving around.

It's a shame. GVR and their henderson neighbor to the west on far south LVB, (the place that goes by a single letter...lol) used to be two of the best opportunities in the Vegas Valley. They still offer some of the better games, but their over-protection attitudes, which force extremely short sessions, make a southern valley rotation strategy not nearly as benefitial. :(
Just say no to 6:5 Blackjack, Continuous shuffle machines and Blackjack the Forum. All are Negative expected value.

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