LAD
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July 11th, 2015 at 11:58:40 AM permalink
Still getting my feet wet in the BJ world :
I figured that there are posters who regularly play at these two casinos.

Questions regarding BJ comparisons :

I know that $25 and under MS seems to be the best play since they S17 and only use 6 decks.

For $50 and$100..

Both use 6 decks and S 17

Which one is the better play and why ?

How about comp comparisons ?

I've been trying to get a handle on that but I'm not really sure because of lack of play hours.

Thanks in advance.
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July 11th, 2015 at 12:53:59 PM permalink
Hi, LAD. Glad to see you posting. I can answer your blackjack questions about the Connecticut casinos.

Mohegan Sun: Six decks, good rules including surrender but poor penetration. House edge 0.35%. I'm rounding all house edges but they will be close. We don't need a bunch of numbers after the decimal for this conversation. Splitting tens is prohibited, split aces get one card each and there is unlimited re splitting of all other pairs. If you get 24 eights go for it. There are, I think, five H17 tables in the Sky Casino. They are $5 minimums and never increase. House edge 0.55%. Penetration is dealer dependent and can often be in the low 60% range. It takes time and patience to find the few dealers who cut deeper.

Let's take a trip across the river. Foxwoods: The main floor is eight deck H17. House edge 0.57%. Tens may be split, split aces get one card on each and all other pairs can be split to 4 hands. Surrender is available here as well.

The high limit rooms are six deck S17. House edge same as Mohegan Sun. You can usually find a $50 minimum but most tables are $100 minimums. Penetration is 7/8 and 5/6 decks. The high limit rooms are very closely watched and it can be difficult to achieve the required spread. The main floor game is quite playable and not closely watched allowing for a good spread. It's all about the penetration. A 1-20 spread is possible.

You can almost always find $10 or $15 minimums at both casinos. Foxwoods also has a $1 game. It's not playable because of the 25 cent ante on every hand below $10.

Good cards to you, LAD!
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DJTeddyBear
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July 11th, 2015 at 3:40:34 PM permalink
Welcome!


FYI: I wrote a lengthy post about FW vs MS.

http://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/other-casinos/1918-mohegan-sun-vs-foxwoods-comparisons/

Although I was primarily discussing the two facilities, other posts got into all aspects of the two.
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GreenChipBaron
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July 11th, 2015 at 5:11:07 PM permalink
I would add Twin Rivers to your list. They offer 8 deck and 6 deck similar to foxwoods (6 deck at 50+ min). Same rules, sometimes better penetration. They're smaller so they'll notice you faster, but the games are pretty good.
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July 11th, 2015 at 5:17:48 PM permalink
Quote: GreenChipBaron

I would add Twin Rivers to your list. They offer 8 deck and 6 deck similar to foxwoods (6 deck at 50+ min). Same rules, sometimes better penetration. They're smaller so they'll notice you faster, but the games are pretty good.



Much faster.
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sabre
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July 11th, 2015 at 7:45:36 PM permalink
Rules pale in comparison to pen and heat. Foxwoods is better than MS and Twin Rivers for this reason.
LAD
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July 12th, 2015 at 12:19:50 PM permalink
First a sincere thank you to all who have replied to my post.
In the brief time that I have been a member of this forum, this senior is truly amazed at not only the wealth of info that posters have but also the friendly way that people have replied to my questions.

Just a few comments on this thread..

Sabre..
You said that rules pale in comparison to pen and heat. According to posters FW does give better pen but seems to generate more heat. So why would it be better than MS ?
How does pen affect someone like me who is a relative beginner using A,5 count ?

Does spread "watch" affect me ?

Also no one seems to have answered the question in regards to comp comparison at the same denoms ? Any discretionaries or is it all about using your pts. ?

Once again many thanks to all who reply ( replied).

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