JackStraw8004
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January 3rd, 2015 at 2:35:49 AM permalink
As far as this case goes I watched the news report online from CBS Baltimore. The police officer absolutely lied to the man. There is no ordinance against card counting, only using a device or a computer. He should have allowed himself to be arrested. His lawyer would be looking at a much larger settlement. It was false arrest and false imprisonment all the way.
JohnnyQ
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January 3rd, 2015 at 3:10:00 AM permalink
Quote: Artemis

Shame on Maryland Live!. It did $53.8 million, with all that winnings, so why did the casino backroom Justin, a losing skilled player? Now Justin takes legal action against Maryland Live, see below.
The case# is 02C14190223



Based on my extensive legal knowledge ( well at least on a quick check with Wikipedia ) I think he wants the Prosecutor's Office to do something about his detainment. The legal briefs mention "MANDAMUS JUDICIAL REVIEW". Wiki sez:

"A mandamus is normally issued when an officer or an authority by compulsion of statute is required to perform a duty and that duty, despite demand in writing, has not been performed".
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ahiromu
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January 5th, 2015 at 7:07:36 AM permalink
Quote: silversonic2006

Haven't visited Charles Town in a while...what are the limits these days?



I always find a $10 table available, even on weekends, including at least blackjack and craps.

I may be misremembering things, but I think I've seen a $5 craps table on the weekdays.
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Sandybestdog
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February 4th, 2015 at 1:07:42 PM permalink
I live in between Maryland Live, the Horseshoe and Charlestown. I used to go to Live to play $10 blackjack during the week. You had to fight your way on to a table though. You would have thought with the Horseshoe opening you would have seen lower minimums and better offers but it seems just the opposite. They have gone to almost 50% CSM's but it doesnt seem to have detered gamblers.

First thing I noticed at the Horseshoe is how bright it is. It definitely doesn't have a dingy casino feel to it. It has $10 blackjack from shoes all day every day. During the week, you can easily play two spots if you want. During the week and Sunday's it has $5 3 card poker, Ultimate Texas Hold'em and 4 card poker. They have $5 automated roulette and craps. You'll never find any of that at Live. They used to have $2 then $5 video blackjack but that now is gone. It doesnt matter anyways, I'm convinced those machines are rigged. I'd like to get into video poker but all casino's around have terrible pay tables. They are all I would guess 95-97% payouts. I think I once saw an 8/6 jacks or better at Rocky Gap. There's really no reason to go anywhere else around.

Charlestown is a dump of a casino. It's always smoky there. That's not really enough to deter me but it's a contributing factor. The only thing better is that they have a drink machine. Might not sound like a big deal but I like that. The place is always busy though. I guess they still have a lot of Asian's going there from Northern Virginia. They do have a few other games like Spanish 21 and High Card Flush. The blackjack rules are absolutely terrible though. If you like roulette, this is the place to go because you only lose half your bet if a green comes up. I don't really understand the minimums. I went on a Saturday once and they still had a $10 blackjack table. Then I went during the week twice and they have $15 minimums. Last time, I wanted to play Texas Hold'em bonus but it was $10 so I played Heads Up Hold'em. When I lost all my money there, I was going to leave and the other table was back at $5. I dont really play for comps but last time I was there I checked and I had like 5 cents on there. What's even the point? At Live and the Horseshoe it seems to be about $1 an hour, which I think is fair. The best casino around is Delaware Park, but that is almost 2 hours from me. Well that's my review of things.
PartialInfo
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February 5th, 2015 at 12:12:49 PM permalink
Quote: Sandybestdog

They have $5 automated roulette and craps.



Pardon the ignorance, but what do you mean by automated craps? Is it a slot machine? Who is the manufacturer?
wudged
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February 5th, 2015 at 12:53:47 PM permalink
Quote: PartialInfo

Pardon the ignorance, but what do you mean by automated craps? Is it a slot machine? Who is the manufacturer?



Do a web search for "organic craps"
Sandybestdog
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February 5th, 2015 at 2:48:36 PM permalink
Quote: PartialInfo

Pardon the ignorance, but what do you mean by automated craps? Is it a slot machine? Who is the manufacturer?


They are by Interblock. I don't know anything about craps so I can't tell you anything about it but it's a physical machine that rolls the dice, not a random number generator. The roulette is standard rules. I will say that I have noticed a certain pattern with the automated roulette machine but I haven't quite figured out how to capitalize on it. Also awhile ago they were having this promotion where if you earned 75 tier credits a day on slots, they would give you $10 in free slot play three days later. The desk said those games didn't qualify but they do. They give you two players cards there so sometimes I would put $100 in two different machines and play baccarat. One on banker, the other player. Last time I was there though, the baccarat and blackjack games were not there anymore. Just for fun sometimes I like to put $10 in a video poker machine, so I would use the free slot play for that. Not sure if that promo is still going on.
Sandybestdog
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March 6th, 2015 at 7:33:58 PM permalink
So Horseshoe recently removed a good chunk of their Interblock automated games and replaced them with more blackjack tables. I read that Horseshoe and Live recently were approved to remove some slots and replace them with table games. They said that customers wanted more tables with low minimums. I suspect that even though the automated roulette and blackjack seems like a legit alternative to the higher minimum table games, legally they were considered slots, therefore were taxed at the much higher rate. Just a guess though. Also downstairs a good chunk of the slots were removed and replaced with more blackjack tables. Sounds good, so what's the catch? Oh right, all of the blackjack tables downstairs (which encompasses all of the $10 tables) have replaced their hand dealt shoes with continuous shufflers. So I won't be playing much anymore. I don't even vary my bets with the count. That's not how blackjack is played. I told the dealer that the other day and she said they hate them and to complain to management. I held up my two red chips and said yea I'm real high roller here, they're gonna care about me!
UTHfan
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March 9th, 2015 at 12:50:18 PM permalink
FWIW, I was walking around Md Live the other day and noticed that they seem to have removed and replaced the craps tables...more BJ tables. There used to 6 craps tables, right?
vendman1
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March 9th, 2015 at 3:31:14 PM permalink
Quote: Sandybestdog

So Horseshoe recently removed a good chunk of their Interblock automated games and replaced them with more blackjack tables. I read that Horseshoe and Live recently were approved to remove some slots and replace them with table games. They said that customers wanted more tables with low minimums. I suspect that even though the automated roulette and blackjack seems like a legit alternative to the higher minimum table games, legally they were considered slots, therefore were taxed at the much higher rate. Just a guess though. Also downstairs a good chunk of the slots were removed and replaced with more blackjack tables. Sounds good, so what's the catch? Oh right, all of the blackjack tables downstairs (which encompasses all of the $10 tables) have replaced their hand dealt shoes with continuous shufflers. So I won't be playing much anymore. I don't even vary my bets with the count. That's not how blackjack is played. I told the dealer that the other day and she said they hate them and to complain to management. I held up my two red chips and said yea I'm real high roller here, they're gonna care about me!



You are correct, that both MD Live and the Horseshoe, have, or are in the process of removing electronic games (i.e. slots) and replacing them with tables. Mostly because the state of MD taxes the winnings of the casino at around 1/2 as much for table game win as slots. Yes those Interblock electronic roulette, bj, craps are technically considered machines. For tax purposes anyway. So they are trying to boost table revenue. Last time I was at Horseshoe the $10 pit downstairs, was full in the middle of the afternoon on a Thursday. Never seen that before. Then I had a dealer tell me that they are going to roll out $5 bj during the week daytime. So we will see. And both MD Live and Horseshoe seem to all most exclusively use ASM on their low limit games.

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