JohnnyQ
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November 1st, 2014 at 8:35:11 AM permalink
Anyone know what the current S17/H17 BJ rules are at West Virginia Racetracks ?

In particular, for Mountaineer ?

Just curious, thanks.
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Avincow
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November 1st, 2014 at 10:46:05 AM permalink
I was at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races a few months ago (nothing spectacular). Had all 8D H17 DAS. I forgot if RSA or hit split Aces was allowed, I'm going to assume no. This is for $10 - $25 min.

High limit area is S17, but that's all I know. I didn't venture over there because $50 min
vendman1
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November 3rd, 2014 at 12:45:25 PM permalink
Both WV casino's I've been in Charlestown and Montaineer. Had H17 8 deck for regular games. DAS, no RSA. For high limit S17, other rules the same but only 6 decks i believe. High limit usually means $50 during the week $100 weekends.
JohnnyQ
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November 3rd, 2014 at 3:18:10 PM permalink
Quote: vendman1

Both WV casino's I've been in Charlestown and Mountaineer....... High limit usually means $50 during the week $100 weekends.



Wow, that's pretty high on the weekends considering the area that Mountaineer is in. It's not exactly an upscale area. At all.
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Mission146
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November 3rd, 2014 at 4:56:55 PM permalink
They're that high because it's a s****y casino. Free drinks in the high limit room only, (last I asked, six months ago) so there's essentially Vegas Free and, "Free." By, "Free," they want to make sure the theo of only a few rounds of play equals the drink expenditure.

Mountaineer's a bit of an enigma anyway, I really can't figure out what the primary source of their business is, but they seem to do alright. The buffet is below average, but the price is reasonable, in my opinion, for what you get. I just have trouble figuring out what the draw is to Mountaineer, Free Play offers seem okay, but Meadows and Wheeling Island probably do a little better in that regard...it's competitive, I guess. Blackjack rules (obviously) suck compared to Meadows or Rivers. The hotel has a barber shop and, apparently, the fitness area is okay. They bring better acts to their casino than Wheeling Island, so that might help a little bit.
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