glenwiggy
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May 9th, 2014 at 7:46:15 PM permalink
Does anyone know if there are any decent games in Maryland? I heard a nasty rumor about continuous shuffle machines at the Maryland Live Casino. Are there regular games anywhere else? If so, what are the rules?

Glen Wiggy, author of "1536 Free Waters and Other Blackjack Endeavors--Finding Profit and Humor in Card-Counting"
tringlomane
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May 9th, 2014 at 7:53:14 PM permalink
According to wrxrob, there is a mix.

http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/other-casinos/13170-md-casinos-hollywood-md-live-announce-tentative-table-games-start-dates/20/#post324945

And the games have to be decent at least. The state mandates 3:2 BJ and Stand on all 17s like PA does.
geoff
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May 9th, 2014 at 7:55:15 PM permalink
Maryland live had about half regular half CSM the last time I was there. That's still about 12 non CSM table iirc. The only downside I've never seen a minimum on BJ lower than $25 and a lot of times $50.
glenwiggy
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May 10th, 2014 at 9:16:56 PM permalink
Thanks for the info.

Glen Wiggy, author of "1536 Free Waters and Other Blackjack Endeavors--Finding Profit and Humor in Card-Counting"
nickolay411
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May 10th, 2014 at 11:33:48 PM permalink
Been trying to AP a bunch of them recently. I've listed a few in wv and delware too. Not a far drive.

MdLive = 25 min for non csm games. Surrender allowed, stand on all 17's.

Hollywood-Perryville = 10 min for non csm. Surrender allowed. Stand on all 17's. Smaller casino, only a few table games. Use caution.

Delaware Park - Just 15-20 min north of Hollywood Perryville. = Min 15 for non csm. Surrender allowed. No splitting 10's allowed!(Ridiculous...) S17

Hollywood - Charlestown = 15 min for non csm. Surrender not allowed except in high-limit. S17.

All the casino's have been 8 deck shoes. So far the best penetration I have seen is at Delaware Park. Deal until 1 deck left.

I have yet to hit up Dover Downs. So if anyone has info on it let me know...
odiousgambit
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May 11th, 2014 at 5:01:42 AM permalink
Quote: geoff

Maryland live had about half regular half CSM the last time I was there. That's still about 12 non CSM table iirc. The only downside I've never seen a minimum on BJ lower than $25 and a lot of times $50.



There recently, found $15 tables if you go more into the wilderness area past the poker room ... maybe CSM, didn't notice.
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toastcmu
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May 11th, 2014 at 8:27:26 AM permalink
Quote: nickolay411

Been trying to AP a bunch of them recently. I've listed a few in wv and delware too. Not a far drive.

Hollywood - Charlestown = 15 min for non csm. Surrender not allowed except in high-limit. S17.

All the casino's have been 8 deck shoes. So far the best penetration I have seen is at Delaware Park. Deal until 1 deck left.

I have yet to hit up Dover Downs. So if anyone has info on it let me know...




Charlestown with S17 on the main floor? I know the last time I was there (over a year ago) it was all H17.

Dover used to be $5 mins from 6a-noon everyday with 6 deck S17 rules. No Surrender, but it was usually $10-$15 min with non csm.
UTHfan
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May 11th, 2014 at 12:48:56 PM permalink
The CSM's at Md Live sometimes get very lucky. But BJ is a streaky game. Md Live's side game is "in between" which pays reasonably well.
nickolay411
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May 11th, 2014 at 1:22:55 PM permalink
Quote: toastcmu

Charlestown with S17 on the main floor? I know the last time I was there (over a year ago) it was all H17.

Dover used to be $5 mins from 6a-noon everyday with 6 deck S17 rules. No Surrender, but it was usually $10-$15 min with non csm.



I believe you are right. Charlestown was probably H17 on the main floor. I've probably mixed up a few of these casinos. I have seriously hit all of them a few times in the two weeks I've been in Maryland now. Been playing 4 days a week. It all becomes a blur.

Thanks for the info on Dover!

-N
Citizen51
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April 17th, 2015 at 4:15:50 PM permalink
Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore is the best bet. All of their $10 games use a CSM, however, if you go during the week, you'll always find a seat at a $15 shoe table. All of their shoe games are 8 decks, but you can find ones with very good penetration. I've even had dealers give me pretty deep penetration (~80-85%) just by asking nicely and toking a pink every now and again. The rules are very favorable. All blackjacks pay 3:2, S17, DOA, DAS, LS, etc. Very good conditions. The staff are very friendly and professional, and the floor people and pit supervisors are generally pretty cool. Can't really speak for the high rollers, but on the low roller tables I play, I never get much heat, even though I'm there 3-4 times a week. Yesterday, I wonged in on 4 or 5 different tables for about an hour and a half, and it brought very little to no attention to me.

I would avoid this casino on the weekends if you're not into the crowds. Also, they raise the table minimums to $25 on the weekends.

On another note, I would avoid Hollywood Casino Perryville at ALL costs. The rules are the same, but penetration is extremely poor (~50%-60% the last time I went). Not worth your time. Hope this helps!

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