camz1969
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January 9th, 2021 at 2:15:45 PM permalink
What are the minimums looking like now for 3:2 shoes on the strip and Fremont? I heard a few months ago that many of the strip casinos had $50 mins for 3:2. Is that still the case? I assume Fremont still has an abundance of 15s and 25s.
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January 9th, 2021 at 2:55:25 PM permalink
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What are the minimums looking like now for 3:2 shoes on the strip and Fremont? I heard a few months ago that many of the strip casinos had $50 mins for 3:2. Is that still the case? I assume Fremont still has an abundance of 15s and 25s.



When I was there late October, CET properties typically had 3:2 for $25. Ballys had it for $15 daytime with surrender. MGM properties I saw (including Excalibur and Luxor) were all 6:5 at least up to $25, possibly higher. Park MGM told me only 3:2 in high limit. Downtown had $10 3:2 at a few places, including Cal. This all may be changed now.
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January 9th, 2021 at 5:59:31 PM permalink
I was there late September. There was a 3:2 DD game at Treasure Island for $15
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January 9th, 2021 at 7:36:15 PM permalink
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When I was there late October, CET properties typically had 3:2 for $25. Ballys had it for $15 daytime with surrender. MGM properties I saw (including Excalibur and Luxor) were all 6:5 at least up to $25, possibly higher. Park MGM told me only 3:2 in high limit. Downtown had $10 3:2 at a few places, including Cal. This all may be changed now.



As of a couple weeks ago this was all still accurate. I'll add that wynn, venetian and sahara are $100 minimum of higher to get 3:2. I'll look around again next week and if I see anything different I'll report back.
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January 9th, 2021 at 8:07:37 PM permalink
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I was there late September. There was a 3:2 DD game at Treasure Island for $15



I’m reminded of my only time playing blackjack here, about 2004. Won about $1,400 in 40 minutes in their high limit room playing $25 min, 3:2, S17 game.
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January 10th, 2021 at 12:23:58 PM permalink
Card Counting at Wynn Casino in Las Vegas
Wynn Casino in Las Vegas is a place where high rollers fill the tables. This helps to hide large bets when counting cards. However, keep in mind that Wynn blackjack games use RFID chips that can track player activity. This can potentially be used to correlate your betting to the count and expose your card counting. The 6-deck blackjack games at Wynn don’t deal very deep, so you’re better off sticking to the double deck. I would recommend either playing anonymously or using very heavy cover if you’re getting rated on a players card.

https://www.blackjackclassroom.com/casinos/wynn-casino

6 Deck Blackjack (S17)
Table Limits: $25/$50/$100 minimum – $10,000 maximum
Blackjack Rules: dealer stands on Soft 17 (S17), double after split allowed (DAS), resplit aces (RSA), surrender offered

6 Deck Blackjack (H17)
Table Limits: $10/$25 minimum – $5,000 maximum
Blackjack Rules: dealer hits on Soft 17 (H17), double after split allowed (DAS), resplit aces (RSA), surrender offered

Double Deck Blackjack – Main Floor
Table Limits: $50/$100 minimum – $10,000 maximum
Blackjack Rules: dealer hits on Soft 17 (H17), double after splitting allowed (DAS), no resplitting aces, no surrendering

Single Deck Blackjack
Table Limits: $25 minimum – $5,000 maximum
Blackjack Rules: dealer hits on Soft 17 (H17), double down after split allowed (DAS), no resplitting aces, blackjack pays 6:5
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January 11th, 2021 at 12:04:53 PM permalink
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Card Counting at Wynn Casino in Las Vegas
Wynn Casino in Las Vegas is a place where high rollers fill the tables. This helps to hide large bets when counting cards. However, keep in mind that Wynn blackjack games use RFID chips that can track player activity. This can potentially be used to correlate your betting to the count and expose your card counting. The 6-deck blackjack games at Wynn don’t deal very deep, so you’re better off sticking to the double deck. I would recommend either playing anonymously or using very heavy cover if you’re getting rated on a players card.

https://www.blackjackclassroom.com/casinos/wynn-casino

6 Deck Blackjack (S17)
Table Limits: $25/$50/$100 minimum – $10,000 maximum
Blackjack Rules: dealer stands on Soft 17 (S17), double after split allowed (DAS), resplit aces (RSA), surrender offered

6 Deck Blackjack (H17)
Table Limits: $10/$25 minimum – $5,000 maximum
Blackjack Rules: dealer hits on Soft 17 (H17), double after split allowed (DAS), resplit aces (RSA), surrender offered

Double Deck Blackjack – Main Floor
Table Limits: $50/$100 minimum – $10,000 maximum
Blackjack Rules: dealer hits on Soft 17 (H17), double after splitting allowed (DAS), no resplitting aces, no surrendering

Single Deck Blackjack
Table Limits: $25 minimum – $5,000 maximum
Blackjack Rules: dealer hits on Soft 17 (H17), double down after split allowed (DAS), no resplitting aces, blackjack pays 6:5



This thread is about blackjack conditions in the post-lockdown era, that article is 4 years old. Safe to assume it's no longer accurate.
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January 13th, 2021 at 8:01:11 AM permalink
Quote: WTflush

This thread is about blackjack conditions in the post-lockdown era, that article is 4 years old. Safe to assume it's no longer accurate.



You are new here. That explains your confusion. Thread titles have a relevant shelf life of about four posts. At which point the thread has devolved into one of about a half dozen totally unrelated topics that have absolutely nothing to do with either Las Vegas, gambling, or. often, reality.

When browsing, don't rely on the title of a thread to be indicative of anything once it's more than a few days old.

That a cited article is obsolete is also par for the course. You'll note that many of the subtopics referencing specific Las Vegas casinos are also very old. It is also "safe to assume... [they are] no longer accurate."

A few years ago this forum was timely, valuable, and current, with interesting, often accurate posts from many different members.
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February 9th, 2021 at 1:54:51 AM permalink
I am not going to get into specifics because it has now been just about 2 months since I have played blackjack anywhere.

I had covid back in April, so when casinos reopened in June, fully recovered, I felt very comfortable playing, knowing I had some kind of immunity for at least some period of time. So I played my usual Vegas rotation (except a couple casinos that remained closed) and even found some new playable games, that weren't in my rotation, pre-covid shutdown.

I played through October when new data showed antibodies began to wane after 5-6 months. (October was 6 months for me). A person probably still has some immunity even after antibodies begin to wane, because there are cells, I think t-cells that retain memory and likely can ramp up antibodies much quicker should they detect a second infection. While that probably wouldn't stop a second infection, it probably would result in a milder case. BUT, being in the higher risk group having had 2 heart surgeries, "probablies" and "mights" are a little too much risk for me. So I ceased my blackjack play.

However, my experience for the time that I played post-covid, was that conditions in Las Vegas were as good or better than anytime, during my 12 years here. Part of that was due to less crowded condition, even though spots at the table were limited to 3 players. Usually you could find a heads up game or at most 1 other player. And like I said, there were a few places I found that the games even improved. Games that were unplayable for me were now playable. And I have heard of a few more since I stopped playing.

Bottom line: I would say post-covid BJ conditions in Vegas were and probably still are, really good. I hate not taking advantage of that right now, but unfortunately it is just a little too much risk for me health-wise. I am going to wait for my vaccine. (16-64 age group with underlying condition) and hope the good blackjack conditions remain.
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February 9th, 2021 at 3:04:28 AM permalink
Quote: fantom

You are new here. That explains your confusion. Thread titles have a relevant shelf life of about four posts. At which point the thread has devolved into one of about a half dozen totally unrelated topics that have absolutely nothing to do with either Las Vegas, gambling, or. often, reality.

When browsing, don't rely on the title of a thread to be indicative of anything once it's more than a few days old.

That a cited article is obsolete is also par for the course. You'll note that many of the subtopics referencing specific Las Vegas casinos are also very old. It is also "safe to assume... [they are] no longer accurate."

A few years ago this forum was timely, valuable, and current, with interesting, often accurate posts from many different members.



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