racquet
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November 1st, 2019 at 2:44:14 PM permalink
My dream of retiring and playing for a couple of hours a day at a $5, 3/2, six-deck, S17, surrender game nearby, for an untraceable tax-free guaranteed income in my golden years, has been destroyed. Not too long ago, this was a real possibility. Plus, with comps, most of my inexpensive breakfasts and lunches would be free as well. All this, and home in time for tea. Counting cards would keep my mind sharp and delay the onset of dementia or some other mind-numbing illness.

$5 went the way of the dinosaurs a few years ago.

Does anyone know of any S17 game, anywhere?

3/2 blackjack? $15 minimum.

At least surrender is still out there. That's probably because most fools think that insuring a hard 20 (which by itself uses up TWO of the tens you think might be under the dealer's ace) is a wise investment.

All of these changes in the game, while increasing the house edge, kept my dream alive, albeit with greater risk and, probably, extended time at the casino to account for a broader swing of fortune with the decreased odds and larger bets.

But.

Eight decks.

I'm done.

I can't afford a $50 or $100 minimum table in order to get a six deck game. Did I mention I was retired? Fixed income.

How many folks you think are hanging around 1 $100 table at 9 AM on a Tuesday? Every Tuesday. Think I'm going to fly under the radar? Not a chance.

Of all the things they did, eight decks is what killed it for me.

The bastards.
Gandler
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November 1st, 2019 at 2:59:54 PM permalink
In AC 25 is generally the minimum for both 3/2 and stand on soft 17.

However, surrender is hard to find in AC in anything below 100.

Maybe retire in a country that has gambling a low cost of living? Especially if you do not have any ties to where you currently live.
DeMango
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November 1st, 2019 at 5:00:55 PM permalink
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DeMango
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November 1st, 2019 at 5:02:26 PM permalink
Is that the only way folks make money in a casino? Go to the land of Munchkin and Dancer and be amazed. Or add a zero to your betting units.
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heatmap
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November 1st, 2019 at 6:23:04 PM permalink
I dont know if you live anywhere near PA but I know that Mount Airy has $5 games but they are 8 decks. They have surrender, and stand on soft 17. The price goes up during popular days but any other time they are cheap. This may be outdated info but occasionally i mention it to people and they agree that they still have $5 tables
FleaStiff
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November 1st, 2019 at 6:31:04 PM permalink
Quote: racquet

Counting cards would keep my mind sharp and delay the onset of dementia or some other mind-numbing illness.

Good oral hygiene, high quality sleep, melatonin pills and ultrasound will do that.

Quote: racquet

I can't afford a $50 or $100 minimum table in order to get a six deck game. Did I mention I was retired? Fixed income.

Give it a try.
MDawg
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November 1st, 2019 at 9:30:07 PM permalink
The two best BJ tables in Vegas, I am still banned from one of them. The other one is at T.I., it is the second best, double deck, stand on soft 17, minimum $50., and the last time I played the dealer was cutting so thin almost the entire deck was played. BEAUTS!

I can't see how dumpy regional casinos or anything in dumpy Atlantic City could have any BJ tables that come anywhere near the low house edge you will find all over Vegas. Who wants comps from dumpy places anyway? By dumpy I don't necessarily mean "Motel 6" I just mean dumpy compared to the top resorts in Vegas.
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sabre
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November 1st, 2019 at 11:27:29 PM permalink
Can someone explain to me why someone would be ok playing 6 decks but not 8 decks?
BleedingChipsSlowly
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November 2nd, 2019 at 4:25:41 AM permalink
Favorable counts are more likely when the end of a shoe is near. More decks means you have to play more hands to get to favorable counts, in general. A favorable running count is weighted more in your favor with fewer decks.
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November 2nd, 2019 at 4:43:55 AM permalink
Move to PA , we have all that.
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