dutchman
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May 30th, 2016 at 5:04:59 PM permalink
Can anyone recommend which casinos in Las vegas have BJ tables with the best odds (3:2 payout, stand on soft 17, double after split, surrender, etc)? I should preface by saying there's no way I could go above $25 minimum with my bankroll. I'm no card counter so I'd just be doing basic strategy.
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May 30th, 2016 at 5:21:17 PM permalink
Depends on what time of day.

Bellagio, Aria, MGM Grand, and the Mirage all have tables with those rules you listed that will go down to $25 minimums at the slower times of the day.
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May 30th, 2016 at 5:32:27 PM permalink
Just play the $5 single decker at El Cortez. It's H17 but most likely better than anything you'll find.
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May 30th, 2016 at 5:32:29 PM permalink
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dutchman
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May 30th, 2016 at 6:47:56 PM permalink
Damn. According to this the only tables with favorable odds are $100 minimum
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May 31st, 2016 at 8:40:52 AM permalink
Quote: dutchman

Damn. According to this the only tables with favorable odds are $100 minimum

...on average. As others mentioned the minimums sometimes drop during the "slower times" of the day; so you can find good rules for $25. If you're just playing basic strategy, I like that you want favorable rules. but some of the smaller rule changes (such as late surrender) really don't affect you very much.

Also, if you go off the strip you can find decent rules for lower minimums too.
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May 31st, 2016 at 8:44:08 AM permalink
Six deck games... MGM and Bally's usually have tables open. Note that Bally's is in their high limit section and MGM's are near the craps tables at the back. Monte Carlo tends to have them too... I think?

Edit: These are all $25, I've even seen them on Saturdays (afternoon, not evening).
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May 31st, 2016 at 9:21:53 AM permalink
The Longhorn and Bighorn offer a unique game for Vegas. Six decks, h17, but you can double down on any three cards., and a few other rules that favor the player.They also offer a bonus game counters can take advantage of. It's strictly low roller., rarely is a green chip seen in play, and attempting to spread much will get you flat bet. In the daytime, minimums were less than $5.
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June 2nd, 2016 at 7:52:28 AM permalink
Wow that really is the best! Have either of you played there? How did they treat you?
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June 2nd, 2016 at 10:55:50 AM permalink
I went to Las Vegas a few months ago. From everything I heard, it was like it was impossible to find anything decent. I stayed at Hooters ($22 a night). I go take a look at their tables and they have a single deck game that pays 3:2 and was $10 min all day. I'm thinking this is odd because all I heard was how everything is 6:5 in Vegas and here's a single deck that pays 3:2. I think you can probably only double 9-11 and there may not be any resplitting or double after splitting. Seems to me like that's still a great low rollers game. With 5 people at the table they usually only dealt 1-2 hands but I played heads up and was getting 4-5 hands in before reshuffling. Seems that would be a good place to learn how to count. They don't even have computers. The pit boss handwrites your players card on a notepad.
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June 3rd, 2016 at 7:23:13 AM permalink
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Wow that really is the best! Have either of you played there? How did they treat you?

I can't speak for Bighorn, but Longhorn is a great experience, but is a dump. They only have 2 blackjack tables lol... and the penetration is pretty poor. Though, the rules listed are accurate, and usually they have a $3 minimum bet and also you get paid an extra $5 if you get a suited blackjack.
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June 3rd, 2016 at 9:45:46 AM permalink
Do NOT go to bighorn if you're not familiar with the area, if you're not armed, or have more than $20 in your pocket, its an "interesting" neighborhood.

Longhorn is a dump too but I'd feel safe with at least $40 there, if you go on paycheck cashing promo day there might be a handful of people with more money in their pocket there than $40.
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June 3rd, 2016 at 10:04:50 AM permalink
I know a guy who hit a $2 royal at longhorn..... Haven't heard from him since.
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June 3rd, 2016 at 10:12:14 AM permalink
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I know a guy who hit a $2 royal at longhorn..... Haven't heard from him since.



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