am19psu
am19psu
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May 12th, 2010 at 9:24:40 PM permalink
Hey folks, long time reader, but first time poster. Just wanted to let you know that I played at Casino del Sol in Tuscon last night and found a really good 6-deck game. The rules are liberal, except for H17. But the thing that makes it particularly juicy is that the cut card is placed with 10-15 cards left in the deck. Variance kicked my tail last night, but it is definitely a beatable game if you ever head to Tuscon.

Cheers!
gambler
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May 12th, 2010 at 10:02:28 PM permalink
Was it only one or two dealers who had the deep cut, or is that standard for the casino?
am19psu
am19psu
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May 13th, 2010 at 7:12:45 AM permalink
It was standard. I couldn't believe it when I saw the first cut. I should also note that they use auto-shufflers for the shoe, if that matters to you.
DeMango
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May 13th, 2010 at 10:31:41 AM permalink
If this is true, it won't be there for long. Why would you post this?????
rdw4potus
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May 13th, 2010 at 10:44:13 AM permalink
Quote: am19psu

But the thing that makes it particularly juicy is that the cut card is placed with 10-15 cards left in the deck.



Are you absolutely sure about that penetration? The Internet tells me that there are approximately 2.7 cards/hand in blackjack. Even if this is a (very rare) 5 seat table, it'd take 16.2 cards on average per hand (including the dealer's hand), which would be too many if the cut card came out early in the last hand. I just can't believe the house would allow even the opportunity for the shoe to be exhausted...
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am19psu
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May 14th, 2010 at 8:55:34 PM permalink
Quote: DeMango

If this is true, it won't be there for long. Why would you post this?????



If I am only a recreational player and I have no plans on coming back in the future, is it wrong to let people know about it? Is it bad etiquette?
am19psu
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May 14th, 2010 at 8:57:01 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

Are you absolutely sure about that penetration? The Internet tells me that there are approximately 2.7 cards/hand in blackjack. Even if this is a (very rare) 5 seat table, it'd take 16.2 cards on average per hand (including the dealer's hand), which would be too many if the cut card came out early in the last hand. I just can't believe the house would allow even the opportunity for the shoe to be exhausted...



I am reasonably sure about it. I'm not the best at estimating exactly how many decks are left, but it surely was no larger than 1/3 of a deck.

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