WangSanJose
WangSanJose
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May 2nd, 2012 at 2:47:32 AM permalink
My friends and I live in Sunnyvale, southern California. We're planning a trip to Reno area for playing Blackjack because Las Vegas is very far from my place.
I've spent 3 months to read the book "Professional Blackjack", and I want to try it in Nevada. There are no casino in California with good rules.
Is there anybody know which casino in Reno area offers good rule for card counting? I've never been there before? Thanks a lot!
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WongBo
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May 2nd, 2012 at 5:56:41 AM permalink
Blackjack Rules & Conditions in Reno, NV 2012

reno has notoriously bad rules for counters
In a bet, there is a fool and a thief. - Proverb.
teddys
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May 2nd, 2012 at 6:39:37 AM permalink
For counting? Nah, I don't know, but you can find plenty of single-deck blackjack, but the best rules are out in Sparks.
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
LonesomeGambler
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May 2nd, 2012 at 8:05:29 AM permalink
Good luck playing in Sparks! Spreading silver dollars may be viable...

As far as Reno goes, there are still good games, but Tahoe has gone downhill quite a bit with the 6:5 nonsense. Reno single deck is great for low-stakes players, but if you've been reading Professional Blackjack, then you may want to take some time to practice a different system. Hi-Lo will work for SD, but those games benefit from a higher playing efficiency, so an Ace-neutral count like Hi-Opt I (very easy to convert to if you're using Hi-Lo) with an additional Ace side-count for betting purposes is recommended. You'll also want to learn a lot of negative indices, which you probably won't use outside of Reno (i.e., wonging out of shoe games).
WangSanJose
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May 5th, 2012 at 3:36:15 AM permalink
Thanks a lot for the free information!
Before I came to this site, I checked the BJ21 and considered to buy the newsletter, but it's too expensive for me. I'm not a high roller, and I can only spent about 5 thousand dollars to play blackjack.
I thought Reno is good because there offer single deck, but the rule seems not good over there.
How about counting in Alamo? The rule looks like playable~ single deck, H17, DA, No DAS, LS, No RSA, 6 card hand always wins. (I've never played in counting condition.)
How about Lake Tahoe or other area where near San Jose offer good rule?

Ps, I saw this link:
http://wizardofvegas.com/guides/blackjack-survey/?sort=hedge&dir=asc
And I'm curiosity about the playing condition in Hacienda Casino~
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WangSanJose
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May 5th, 2012 at 3:48:13 AM permalink
Thank you! Good luck you too!
I am a low-stakes players. Since I've never tried to play under a good rule, I would like to try wong in at +3, and out at 0.
I bought 6 blackjack books which are: Professional BJ, Beat the Dealer, BJ for blood, The theory of BJ, Million dollars BJ, and The greatest BJ book.
My English is not really good, so I read the book with a bilingual dictionary... I just finished reading Professional BJ, and the greatest BJ might be the next one, or learn Omega 2 system in BJ for Blood.
What is the "negative indices"?
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WangSanJose
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May 5th, 2012 at 3:55:03 AM permalink
Thank you! You guys are telling the great information~
How good is the game in Sparks? Could you please tell me sth?
Just curious, I heard Wendover, Laughlin are good place to play, is that ture? Now I know that Reno is not as good as my imagination.

BTW, are you the Teddy from this site?
http://teddygotmail.pixnet.net/blog
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FleaStiff
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May 5th, 2012 at 6:04:14 AM permalink
Quote: WangSanJose

Just curious, I heard Wendover, Laughlin are good place to play,


Wendover is the absolute best in the entire state... but its a trek to get there and the minute they even think you MIGHT be counting they will ban you from the casino. Then you are stuck in Wendover with nothing to do but drink.
Laughlin is for the geriatric set so the dealing may be slow but it won't be anything special.
calwatch
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May 7th, 2012 at 10:38:20 PM permalink
Riverside in Laughlin does have the most single deck blackjack in the state... although when I showed up on a weekday morning, only four blackjack tables were open and an entire half pit was closed. Nice $5 single deck game though.
calwatch
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May 7th, 2012 at 10:46:58 PM permalink
On another note, one cheap way to get to Vegas without flying from the Bay Area is via the Amtrak bus. Don't actually buy a ticket - that costs $86 one way at low bucket. Instead, buy 3,000 Amtrak Guest Rewards points for $82.50 and use 1,500 points for each direction of the trip - for a net cost of just over $40 one way. You can buy 10,000 points in a year. You would need to call the number to book, and there are blackout periods, but it is cheaper than driving or any other mode of travel.

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