cclub79
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June 25th, 2013 at 3:02:47 PM permalink
Quote: pew

Actualy the idiots thought he WAS that famous man. (His father John Chaffee, who was governor, became secretary of the navy then senator.)



When he first became Senator, yes. By the time he ran, won, and lost Senate races and then ran for Gov as an Indy, most knew who he was.
jmaftir
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June 25th, 2013 at 7:51:03 PM permalink
checked out the game today, just as 1BB summarized. 4-6pm on weekday was fairly crowded.
My only complaint was that the BJ tables are packed in so tightly that first and third base seats of adjacent tables bump into each other significantly, to make it quite uncomfortable. Dealers were a bit awkward with their hole card, but was not able to catch a peek from third base...
The six deck shoe tables started at $50 min, with 75% pen, but I lost quite quickly on it.
I found the 8 deck shoe more playable, with >7 deck penetration.
sitting at a $15 table starting one hand, up to 3 x $80 hands. so 16:1 spread easily. came back to even ;)

will definitely go back...
1BB
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June 26th, 2013 at 3:19:47 AM permalink
Dealers have been instructed to cut off one deck on all blackjack games but they don't all have the same estimation skills. Did you notice that there is no notch on the side of the shoes?

Governor Chafee got to play a little blackjack on opening day. There was a charity tournament with the usual politicians and celebrities but it was the guy one table over who stole the show. Yes, Buddy was there and they were falling all over him. He's still quite the character. For those from southern New England Buddy needs no last name. Those not from the area can google Vincent A. Cianci, Jr.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
chickenman
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June 26th, 2013 at 3:48:59 AM permalink
Buddy for Governor! Oh, wait, there's a State law prohibiting convicted felons from running for Sate office? Too bad, he'd be great...
jmaftir
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June 27th, 2013 at 4:18:15 AM permalink
noticed there was no notch for cutting decks... yes, very much dealers discretion.
so what's generally a better game, 6D 5/6 penetration ($50min) or 8D 7/8 penetration? ($15 min)
both S17...
jmaftir
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June 27th, 2013 at 4:19:26 AM permalink
Quote: jmaftir

noticed there was no notch for cutting decks... yes, very much dealers discretion.
so what's generally a better game, 6D 5/6 penetration ($50min) or 8D 7/8 penetration? ($15 min)
both S17...


assuming HILO count
1BB
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June 27th, 2013 at 8:10:28 AM permalink
The less decks the better.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
pew
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June 29th, 2013 at 7:35:31 PM permalink
"Governor Chafee got to play a little blackjack on opening day." The stumblebum probably split tens.
HardAces
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November 22nd, 2013 at 11:36:23 PM permalink
Anyone played craps here? Anything tricky other than the 5x odds to know about? Is there a vig up front on buy bets 4/10? Fire bet or anything? All the middle bets pay the standard amount? How many tables usually run? Are the dealers good? Deciding whether to make a stop, usually play at FW. Thanks.
arcticfun
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October 13th, 2014 at 10:41:35 AM permalink
Took a look here recently and I can confirm that Twin Rivers is still S17, 6-decks @ $50 min or 8-deck for lower limits, split up to three hands, DAS, late surrender, BJ = 3:2, one card to split aces, with dealers generally cutting one deck out of the shoe. Tables (especially low-limit) get crowded quite fast, but they progressively open more and more pits on weekend nights and they're quick about getting a game going. I'm not sure how many pits are closed on weekday nights. Lots of heat, though. I had two guys watch over me as I kept buying in for more and more due to sucky variance... One of their floor people seemed to follow me even as I moved between pits. Take a break, take a KitKat, wait for the next shift. Or maybe I'm paranoid.

Comps work differently than Mohegan/Foxwoods -- you get points on your card as expected, but can request separate "comps" at a specific restaurant by talking to a host. 20 mins at $50/hand made the host happy enough to grant me $100 at their steakhouse, which BTW is something really special and perhaps one of the best ones I've been to (and I love me my steaks...)

Craps offers 10x odds! That's actually a pretty good game. I saw two low-limit ($10 pass) tables, and one higher-limit ($25).

There are only double-zero roulette wheels, three or four of them.

There's an event center, but no hotel. No poker yet, but I asked and they said they'll be adding it soon as the Boston/Revere casino develops. There's one store where you can buy things with points, but not much selection. You can buy visa/AmEx gift cards.

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