I also went downtown got grief at the 4 queens for dice setting and not hitting the backwall with both dice every time.
4 Queens doesn't go easy on you, some of the pit crew looks like they've been there since the 70's. They especially don't like counters, some of the pictures they have on the ones they've caught are 30 years old.
The dealers were all very friendly, perhaps because I was the lowest roller at the table and the only one toking. I discussed that fact with the dealer standing next to me. He said they all note and appreciate even the small tokes I make, but the "stiff" nature of that table that night was typical. He called it the worst game in their house for the dealers.
Back to the original topic of this thread, the Cosmopolitan. I noted in another thread that when I visited there on Friday night 6/10, the crap tables were a mix of $25 minimum and $100 minimum. Was it the same this past weekend when you played there, MrRalph?
I have already noted the high minimums on the crap tables when I was there on a Friday night this month, and the same was true on the blackjack tables that I saw. I noticed $200 and $500 minimum blackjack tables, though there likely were also some at lower levels. I didn't play anything, and I didn't look at the blackjack rules. My feeling is that you shouldn't head there on a Friday night (or Saturday night?) unless you have a hefty bankroll. Last December I played at a $10 crap table on a Thursday mid-day, the day after the grand opening.
I heard it is a very nice casino, but it is already having financial issues. Does anyone know if they are serious or just newbie growing pains?
When I was there a week ago (thursday at about 2pm) it was pretty much a sea of empty overpriced tables and machines. I wanted to a) spin through the $10 freeplay they gave me when I signed up for their players club and b) set a few hands of Pai Gow Poker. There were 2 open Pai Gow Poker tables, each with a $50 minimum. Neither had a single player at the table. I had a very hard time finding a slot machine that wasn't ridiculous to spin through the free play on. I finally sat down at a 20 line machine, figuring it'd be $.02 or $.05 denominated. Nope, $1. So, betting 10 per line on 20 lines (the machine's max) would be $200/pull. Seems like an odd machine to have out on the floor. No wonder nobody was playing anything anywhere near it.
The Cosmo is a nice casino. But it's 2 times as expensive as Bellagio, and 4/5ths as nice...and 200 yards away. I'm just not sure how they think that's going to work out for them.