Wizard
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May 4th, 2014 at 4:32:12 PM permalink
The Hacienda, formerly home of the most liberal blackjack game in the greater Vegas area, with a house edge of 0.127%, has removed all table games.

The best game now follows these rules:

2 decks
Stand of soft 17
Double after split allowed
Re-splitting aces allowed
Surrender not allowed

Lots of MGM properties have such rules at mid to high-limit. So does the M.

If anybody is looking to take the "best blackjack" game award, now would be a good time to do so.
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May 4th, 2014 at 4:34:46 PM permalink
Guess this answers the often offered suggestion of a casino offer liberal rules to attract players.

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Buzzard
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May 4th, 2014 at 4:39:39 PM permalink
On tablet can not link but I believe dotty just bought the Hacienda ???
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May 4th, 2014 at 4:55:28 PM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

On tablet can not link but I believe dotty just bought the Hacienda ???



They did. Which basically explains everything. They stripped the good video poker out of the place too.
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May 4th, 2014 at 5:07:06 PM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

Guess this answers the often offered suggestion of a casino offer liberal rules to attract players.

NEVER SMARTEN UP A CHUMP



Riviera tried this angle. It had 3-2 single deck D1011 (which actually isn't as great as it sounds), single zero roulette and 1000x times craps. It all went away after about 6 months because they weren't attracting play with it.
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May 4th, 2014 at 5:08:19 PM permalink
The defense rests. Your witness, TOM !
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RS
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May 4th, 2014 at 5:38:13 PM permalink
The Riviera is also a total dump. And they have like 50c minimum BJ or something. Was gonna play there but got too scared to pull out $$$.
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May 4th, 2014 at 6:02:17 PM permalink
Quote: RS

The Riviera is also a total dump. And they have like 50c minimum BJ or something. Was gonna play there but got too scared to pull out $$$.



I almost ate the buffet there when the casino was dead on a Tuesday? night. I panicked and changed my mind when it looked like only one person was eating there. The buffet is now closed.
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May 4th, 2014 at 6:07:09 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

I almost ate the buffet there when the casino was dead on a Tuesday? night. I panicked and changed my mind when it looked like only one person was eating there. The buffet is now closed.



That's funny as hell.
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May 4th, 2014 at 6:39:33 PM permalink
I think El Cortez single deck is still better. I have it at a .18 HE over the .19 of MGM HL double deck.

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