Welll, they replaced this game with a less lousy $5 table. 6 deck, dealer hits all 17's and a 21 pays 6:5. I calculated this (with all the rules I could glean from the table, and using the Wiz's calculator) to coming out to a 2% house edge. Way better than the "Reservation" game, but still lousy.
First, why is the Chicago market loaded with absolutely horrible games? I honestly don't play much anymore because I have to drive over to indiana (60 miles) to get a good game. Secondly, I am TIRED of getting treated like a second class citizen because I don't ever bet higher than $10 (usually $5) at a table, and refuse to play anything over the quarter level on VP. (Not that the VP issue matters. THere is absolutely NO playable VP at almost any level in the market, from what I can tell.)
within 10 years, 3:2 will be a relic. Thank goodness for flashing dealers! How mad will the casino managers be when a 6:5 game gets wrecked but a hole carding team. BTW, MGM Detroit has had 6:5 for about year now and Greektown just added 4 tables albeit on a CSM games.
The odds are better on all BJ games going back to 3 to 2 than any hole card team making a dent in a 6 to 5 game !