INkyatari
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February 14th, 2012 at 4:32:14 PM permalink
As a low roller, It's hard for me in the Chicago area. Either I have to stroll on over to the Indiana casinos, or play some of the worst games in Illinois. And sadly, 6:5 is permeating every casino in the Illinois side of the Chicago market, and not on single deck games either, (I havent found any in the Chicago market,) but on 6 and 8 deck games at $5 and $10 minimums. I've also been reading report after report coming out of Vegas and AC where 6:5 is being forced on the patrons. Let's face it, casino greed has doomed 3:2 to the dustbin of history. Unfortunately I don't think there's anything we can do. As the Hollywood Casino in Joliet mentioned on their Facebook page where I called their 6:5 a ripoff " Our $5 blackjack tables are a big hit with our guests." As long as the ploppies play it, it's going to be the next permeation of blackjack.

As for the future of blackjack, I don't see 11:10 ever coming along. I think enough of a stink was made about 6:5 for it to ever happen. Rather, the casinos are going to start charging commissions on the game, or some other bastardization of the rules. I see ten deck continuous shuffle with no doubling or splitting allowed coming down the pike.

3:2 is dead. Long live 3:2!
FleaStiff
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February 14th, 2012 at 4:48:14 PM permalink
Maybe in Chicago it is.
Even in Hard Rock Florida there are two pits. The low limit 6;5 pit which is clearly marked and the 3:2 pit which is clearly marked and is no mid shoe entry. Yes, the 6:5 pit is popular. So are the party pits that feature variously clad girls in the other Seminole casinos. Players seem to realize they are paying for the "scenery".
NicksGamingStuff
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February 14th, 2012 at 4:59:32 PM permalink
All the games at Fitz are 3:2
rebelaccountant
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February 14th, 2012 at 5:03:54 PM permalink
If we had any decent "talent" down in Tunica, I might even be willing to play some of that Party Pit 6:5 BS just for the view. I guess the Southern Belles just don't want to work in the middle of nowhere.....
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February 14th, 2012 at 5:05:06 PM permalink
Quote: NicksGamingStuff

All the games at Fitz are 3:2



The last time I was there you were working a 6-5 table, which I refused to play.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
SOOPOO
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February 14th, 2012 at 5:11:47 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

The last time I was there you were working a 6-5 table, which I refused to play.



So Nick was paying 3:2 on a 6:5 table?
NicksGamingStuff
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February 14th, 2012 at 5:17:43 PM permalink
No they changed it a couple weeks ago, now everything is 3:2. They also took out their good Spanish 21 game, Blackjack Switch, and Power Blackjack. Now they only have shoe or pitch.
ikilledjerrylogan
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February 14th, 2012 at 6:02:54 PM permalink
Quote: NicksGamingStuff

They also took out their good Spanish 21 game.



:'( I guess it's better that I found out like this instead of going there and trying to find it. RIP.
midwestgb
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February 14th, 2012 at 6:33:21 PM permalink
Interesting. Here in K.C., a fifth full line casino (on the KS side, finally) just opened up. It is a Hollywood/Penn National property co-owned with the state. Anyway, they are offering 3/2 games with $10 mins. It is the standard here. You can even still find $5 games here on weekdays at 3/2. Waiting for the other shoe to drop, though...
Tiltpoul
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February 14th, 2012 at 6:54:18 PM permalink
Quote: INkyatari

As a low roller, It's hard for me in the Chicago area. Either I have to stroll on over to the Indiana casinos, or play some of the worst games in Illinois. And sadly, 6:5 is permeating every casino in the Illinois side of the Chicago market, and not on single deck games either, (I havent found any in the Chicago market,) but on 6 and 8 deck games at $5 and $10 minimums. I've also been reading report after report coming out of Vegas and AC where 6:5 is being forced on the patrons. Let's face it, casino greed has doomed 3:2 to the dustbin of history. Unfortunately I don't think there's anything we can do. As the Hollywood Casino in Joliet mentioned on their Facebook page where I called their 6:5 a ripoff " Our $5 blackjack tables are a big hit with our guests." As long as the ploppies play it, it's going to be the next permeation of blackjack.



I used to play in the Chicago area a lot; it's sad to hear 6:5 is becoming a norm on the Illinois side. It doesn't surprise me; table minimums are too high for general public, and "Reservation BJ" at Hollywood Aurora never really took off except during the busiest of hours. The casinos can't offer lower minimums at lower house edges since the taxes are too high. At least $5 players don't have to drive all the way to Indiana now...

Saddest part is the Chicago area had some of the best BJ games in the country... Harrah's Joliet used to offer 6-deck, S17, RSA Allowed, no Surrender with good penetration. The dealers were efficient and the hotel was nice. Alas, as the economy drops, they have to figure out a way to get their money.

Quote: midwestgb

Interesting. Here in K.C., a fifth full line casino (on the KS side, finally) just opened up. It is a Hollywood/Penn National property co-owned with the state. Anyway, they are offering 3/2 games with $10 mins. It is the standard here. You can even still find $5 games here on weekdays at 3/2. Waiting for the other shoe to drop, though...



I'm sure the Hollywood looks just like all the other new Hollywoods.... but how is the casino? I used to live in KC, and I would think that property will do well. How's Argosy holding up too?
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