pecogg
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September 19th, 2012 at 5:14:03 PM permalink
Hello All:

I am a low limit, recreational blackjack player. The closest casino is about four hours from home, and I might travel there to play once every couple of months. I play mainly at the plentiful $5 tables there. However, I may have the opportunity to travel to New Orleans on business in the near future. I've always wanted to see the city, as well as to enjoy the fantastic food NO is known for! If I go, I'd also like to check out a few of the casinos as well. Can anyone provide any insight regarding the availability of low limit blackjack games in NO? I'll be there during the week, if that makes any difference. Would I be better off taking a car and driving to somewhere in Mississippi, which I understand is only a little over an hour away? Any and all input appreciated. Thanks, and Aces and Faces to all!
timberjim
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September 19th, 2012 at 5:23:17 PM permalink
I can't help you with NO, but Biloxi/ Gulfport MS is full of $5 tables.
Mission146
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September 19th, 2012 at 5:30:06 PM permalink
Quote: pecogg

Thanks, and Aces and Faces to all!



Paint it for me, one time!

I just called around:

Harrah's is, "Unable to take my call at the moment," according to the automated system, so forget them.

Boomtown: "The majority of the time our Blackjack Minimums are $10 and $15."

Treasure Chest: "Our minimums are $5.00, I think, that's what they told us last time."

Harrah's, last chance. The phone attendant was rude at first, but then had me hold for a couple minutes and was pleasant when she came back. Must have been a supervisor around when she came back. "They're usually about $15.00, but if the crowd gets big they can go up."

Winner: Treasure Chest!
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pecogg
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September 20th, 2012 at 4:27:30 AM permalink
Thanks for the information, all. Agreed, sounds like Treasure Chest is the winner! Gulfport may be worth a side trip, though.
RonC
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September 20th, 2012 at 4:40:26 AM permalink
Harrah's limits were high on everything during our visit a few months ago (spring; not a big tourist weekend or anything). Craps was never less than $10 and most of the other table games ran at $15 or better. They had the crowds; they can do the higher limits.

I'm a $5 player so it sucked for me...
FleaStiff
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September 20th, 2012 at 7:37:59 AM permalink
Quote: timberjim

I can't help you with NO, but Biloxi/ Gulfport MS is full of $5 tables.

Monday thru Thursday The Palace guarantees THREE dollar craps, THREE dollar Blackjack and FIFTY CENT roulette to be available. Also a special deal for joining their Players Club. Its not New Orleans but it is close to it and its smoke free.
silversonic2006
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September 21st, 2012 at 6:32:29 PM permalink
I've been to Treasure Chest and Harrah's NOLA. Treasure Chest is out towards the airport...the casino is fine, but the parking lot/surrounding area is kind of sketchy, IIRC. Plenty of $5 craps (5X or 10X odds, I think) and $5 3:2 blackjack. I remember when we were there I got $75 free slot play for getting a Boyd Gaming card and won $250 on a Wheel of Fortune penny slot. Harrah's is very so-so as casinos go. When I was there, blackjack was never under $15, craps was $5 only in the morning, $10 or $15 any other time. It's dark inside...not dirty or anything, just nothing spectacular about it. However, I also remember that (mini) baccarat at Harrah's surprisingly never went over $10 mins, despite $25 blackjack and $15 craps around it. If I wanted to get in on a game with mins like that, I'd be at the baccarat table.

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