s2dbaker
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June 22nd, 2011 at 10:32:19 AM permalink
Back when Atlantic City gambling was shiney and new, the Player was not allowed to touch the cards which meant that Blackjack had to be dealt face up. Do they still deal Blackjack face up in AC and is there any advantage for the player being able to see all of the other players' cards?
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June 22nd, 2011 at 10:35:27 AM permalink
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Back when Atlantic City gambling was shiney and new, the layer was not allowed to touch the cards which meant that Blackjack had to be dealt face up. Do they still deal Blackjack face up in AC and is there any advantage for the player being able to see all of the other plater's cards?



I only saw it face up when I was there in early April. And yes, it's easier to count and make intra-hand adjustments to strategy if you're sitting at 3rd base and the cards are dealt face up. Some strategy changes - like standing on a 2 card 16 against a 10 - occur when only one extra low card is out, so it's advantageous to be able to see what all of the other cards are during the hand.
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pacomartin
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June 22nd, 2011 at 11:19:56 AM permalink
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Back when Atlantic City gambling was shiney and new, the Player was not allowed to touch the cards which meant that Blackjack had to be dealt face up. Do they still deal Blackjack face up in AC and is there any advantage for the player being able to see all of the other players' cards?



It certainly makes counting cards much easier.
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June 22nd, 2011 at 12:11:38 PM permalink
I thought that was standard everywhere.

Maybe I don't play enough BJ, but that's all I've ever seen for shoe games....
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June 22nd, 2011 at 1:19:27 PM permalink
AC has mostly 8-deck games dealt from a shoe, dealt face up. You can find some double-deck games as a high roller from what I hear. But, I have no first-hand experience.

Vegas has a lot of single- and double-deck games. Almost every single-deck game I've seen is face-down. I've seen double-deck go either way. Up or down.

Yeah, it's easy to establish a good count when you see them all and there's only 104 of them in play :).
benbakdoff
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June 23rd, 2011 at 5:17:29 AM permalink
With the decent blackjack games in AC disappearing at an alarming rate, more and more players are turning to the Pennsylvania casinos. Wake up Atlantic City!
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June 23rd, 2011 at 7:02:33 AM permalink
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With the decent blackjack games in AC disappearing at an alarming rate, more and more players are turning to the Pennsylvania casinos. Wake up Atlantic City!

It seems that its too late for Atlantic City to wake up. They missed their chance and can now only long for yesterday as they deal with declining visitors who simply have no reason to trek beyond Pennsylvania anymore.
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June 23rd, 2011 at 8:17:56 AM permalink
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With the decent blackjack games in AC disappearing at an alarming rate, more and more players are turning to the Pennsylvania casinos. Wake up Atlantic City!



For some reason the PA gaming commission does not list the return by game. I don't know if it is blackjack or baccarat.

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