susluss
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July 24th, 2011 at 8:02:00 AM permalink
Planning a trip to Reno.
Would appreciate any tips on where to play BJ with the best odds?
Are the BJ rules different in Reno compared to Vegas?
only1choice
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July 24th, 2011 at 8:53:27 AM permalink
Go to the web site www.easymoneyblackjack.com/conditions_reno
DISREGARD the system they are selling!
IF YOU PLAY "PLAY TO WIN"
OneAngryDwarf
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July 24th, 2011 at 8:59:50 AM permalink
Reno rules are indeed very different than in Vegas as a whole--lots of single deck games. The downside is most of them restrict doubling to 10 and 11 only.

Apparently the best rules are at a place called the "Alamo Travel Center" on the outskirts of town--single-deck, double on anything and surrender. However, you may want a place that's easier to get to and maybe a little classier, in which case I'd suggest John Ascauga's Nugget in nearby Sparks--also has 1D DOA (but no surrender). Grand Sierra is also a very nice casino, but only has those good BJ rules on their higher-limit games ($25 and up). Good luck!
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susluss
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July 24th, 2011 at 10:20:27 AM permalink
Thanks for the link and tips.
avargov
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July 24th, 2011 at 2:14:05 PM permalink
The Alamo is a mile further out than JA's Nugget. Not hard to get to at all. And classy doesn't matter if one is looking for the best game. The Alamo isn't a bad place at all. Great service (dealers and cocktails), and a very, very, VERY soft 3-6 hold-em game if that is your game of choice. Plus a LeRoys self-serve sports book. And, let's not forget, we are talking about Reno/Sparks....class isn't real high on the list.
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susluss
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July 24th, 2011 at 7:33:40 PM permalink
Never heard of The Alamo. Sounds like the place for best odds.
Thanks
teddys
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July 24th, 2011 at 11:45:57 PM permalink
I second the recommendation for JA's Nugget. Only go to the Alamo if you like truckers and/or unique blackjack rules.
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FleaStiff
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July 25th, 2011 at 1:01:20 AM permalink
Quote: teddys

I second the recommendation for JA's Nugget. Only go to the Alamo if you like truckers and/or unique blackjack rules.

I like to win.

Its the same theme as in the more populous Las Vegas area: gambling amongst Glitz and Glamor on the Strip, mere Glitz Downtown, no Glitz, no Glamor in the various Locals Joints such as on the Boulder Strip.

While sometimes the difference between casinos is very slight when you work out the math (er uh,,, I mean when others work out the math for me) sometimes its a bit more significant when other issues are concerned.

I'd "drive an extra mile" for a less smokey casino or a less noisy one. Sometimes a casino technically offers a better blackjack game, but has fewer tables or staffs them for fewer hours. Linoleum on the floor rather than a carpet? Working men versus professionals. That "extra mile" just might make a difference in the enjoyment level for a vacationer but might make less of a difference for a more frequent gambler who lives nearby. Whether its looser slots or looser women, sometimes ambiance really makes a difference and sometimes it simply does not.
etablegames
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July 25th, 2011 at 3:15:51 PM permalink
Boomtown Casino has the only single deck Blackjack tables in the area, paying 3 to 2, like the good old days. It also has the one and only Shortie Blackjack game. All you can eat lobster buffett is served on Friday-Sunday.
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July 25th, 2011 at 4:49:18 PM permalink
http://www.vegasinc.com/news/2011/may/27/looking-nevadas-best-blackjack-experience-go-north/
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