MrPapagiorgio
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May 5th, 2013 at 6:06:35 AM permalink
I have been playing this Blackjack machine at the Stratosphere lately, and unless I'm missing something, it seems as though it is the most liberal Blackjack game on the strip (table or machine). Rules seem to be:

$1 min ($100 max?? Not sure)
Split aces (not sure about resplit)
DAS
Surrender
Split any pair
Double any two cards
3:2 Blackjack
Dealer stands on all 17s

I also saw what seemed to be a $5 min version at venetian. It's not the old shuffle master type, this one is new. Has anyone played it, do you know of any other locations for it, and do you know any info on it, including the house edge? Thanks.
So I says to him, I said "Get your own monkey!"
rainman
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May 5th, 2013 at 8:54:31 AM permalink
Who makes it? You need the manufacturers name.
MrPapagiorgio
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May 5th, 2013 at 11:53:27 AM permalink
Found it, it is Aruze Dealers's Angel Blackjack™:

(sounds a little like "a ruse" doesn't it?)

http://www.aruzegaming.com/games/dealers-angel-blackjack.html

Also, when you are playing, it seems to actually show when the dealer is shuffling the deck, is that the legitimate shuffling sequence?
So I says to him, I said "Get your own monkey!"
rainman
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May 5th, 2013 at 12:28:14 PM permalink
Here is a thread https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/gambling/blackjack/12381-aruze-dealers-angels-machine-loca

On the manufacturers website there's a tab (top right corner) which shows the location of all these machines.
MrPapagiorgio
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May 5th, 2013 at 8:05:28 PM permalink
Thanks, actually found that thread to after I received the name of the machine. However, it did not give much evaluation of the game, other than a heated discussion on shuffling. Does this seem like the most liberal BJ game on the strip for low to mid level play (possibly even beating a number of high limit rooms)? I never see low or mid level tables where the dealer stands on all 17s, and have seen surrender maybe one time. Lastly, I know you can double after split, but do not know if you can hit after split aces which, I see from the wizard's calculator, makes a huge difference. Does anyone know about this rule or have any fresh input on this game?
So I says to him, I said "Get your own monkey!"
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May 5th, 2013 at 10:27:58 PM permalink
Someone inform TBC (sevencard2003)!!! haha

Not sure if we'll make it, but I was thinking about making a quick visit to the Stratosphere on my Vegas Trip next week since I never been there (time permitting), this could make the detour even a little more sweeter.
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May 5th, 2013 at 10:29:42 PM permalink
Cannot hit split aces on Aruze BJ. You also cannot earn points most of the time.
MrPapagiorgio
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May 6th, 2013 at 4:33:52 AM permalink
Still makes the house edge like 0.33% according to this calculator, right

https://wizardofodds.com/games/blackjack/calculator/

Seems like the lowest minimums are $25 for the same on the strip?

https://wizardofvegas.com/guides/blackjack-survey/?sort=hedge&dir=asc

So is it safe to assume this is the best game for low rollers on the strip (machine, table, or otherwise)?
So I says to him, I said "Get your own monkey!"
MrPapagiorgio
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May 6th, 2013 at 4:36:26 AM permalink
A few more locations for those interested:

Monte Carlo: $10 min $500 max
MGM: $5 Min

Would be cool to see some more $1 locations. You can play basically forever for next to nothing (Theoretical loss 1/3 of 1 cent per dollar in). Doesn't really seem to matter that you don't earn points with costs that low.
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May 24th, 2013 at 11:25:32 PM permalink
I don't remember what the upper limit is (min 1$), but last time I was in Vegas (a few months ago), Gold Strike (~30min drive south of Vegas...) has this and they do 1% back in comps, including not-TOO-exorbitantly priced gas.
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May 25th, 2013 at 2:08:00 AM permalink
Quote: MrPapagiorgio

Still makes the house edge like 0.33% according to this calculator, right
https://wizardofodds.com/games/blackjack/calculator/
Seems like the lowest minimums are $25 for the same on the strip?
https://wizardofvegas.com/guides/blackjack-survey/?sort=hedge&dir=asc
So is it safe to assume this is the best game for low rollers on the strip (machine, table, or otherwise)?


The company's website-map is a bit quirky but the machine is all over: Those cheapie places just across the California border into Nevada, Henderson has six or seven places, including that "Penny Machine Emerald Island" low rollers joint, heck, the machine is even in the Bellagio where who knows what the limits are?
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