INkyatari
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April 29th, 2012 at 5:04:35 PM permalink
The title says it all. It's been a long time since I've played blackjack, seeing as the casino closest to me has 6:5, which means I refuse to step foot in the door, and there's something about the Joliet Harrah's that I don't care for (Although the new buffet is tempting).

Any ideas? I'm willing to head on into NW Indiana if I have to.
teddys
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April 29th, 2012 at 5:12:38 PM permalink
I think Horseshoe Hammond. They have S17, 6D in the high limit room. No surrender, I don't think.

They also have a nice Spanish 21 game with a 0.40% house edge, which is better than any blackjack game at those limits ($10-$15).
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CrapsForever
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April 29th, 2012 at 5:14:14 PM permalink
Quote: INkyatari

The title says it all. It's been a long time since I've played blackjack, seeing as the casino closest to me has 6:5, which means I refuse to step foot in the door, and there's something about the Joliet Harrah's that I don't care for (Although the new buffet is tempting).

Any ideas? I'm willing to head on into NW Indiana if I have to.



Have you checked Rivers Chicago?
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INkyatari
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April 29th, 2012 at 5:20:42 PM permalink
Quote: CrapsForever

Have you checked Rivers Chicago?



I was there once, but didn't really get to check the tables. By the looks of the place, they probably didn't have any $10 games.
INkyatari
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April 29th, 2012 at 5:22:08 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

I think Horseshoe Hammond. They have S17, 6D in the high limit room. No surrender, I don't think.

They also have a nice Spanish 21 game with a 0.40% house edge, which is better than any blackjack game at those limits ($10-$15).



I have wanted to play Spanish 21, but have been unable to find a local table. I searched on the totally unsuable Spanish21 site to no avail.

I will make a special trip over there sometime in the near future to check it out.
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April 29th, 2012 at 5:23:50 PM permalink
From what I've read (I haven't played there in about 4 years, though going there this Memorial Day weekend), all the Illinois casinos have gone to H17 on the floor. Harrah's Joliet has the best game in High Limit ($50) with S17, RSA, DAS on a 6-deck shoe. Next best would be all the high limit tables in Indiana as S17 is standard.

At one point, Ameristar had all tables S17, but I'm sure that's changed. Also all tables at Majestic Star were (but Majestic II across the barge was H17), and limits would be lower in Gary. I would second Spanish 21 in Indiana as well.. tables all S17, though I don't remember Horseshoe ever having Spanish...
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CrapsForever
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April 29th, 2012 at 5:27:33 PM permalink
Quote: INkyatari

I was there once, but didn't really get to check the tables. By the looks of the place, they probably didn't have any $10 games.



You might be right.
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teddys
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April 29th, 2012 at 11:00:01 PM permalink
Quote: Tiltpoul

I would second Spanish 21 in Indiana as well.. tables all S17, though I don't remember Horseshoe ever having Spanish...

Horseshoe Hammond has two tables, in different pits. One in the long pit parallel to the cashier, and another in the pit perpendicular from the Asian games area. Both are usually $10.

Ameristar and Majestic Star have it too, two at MJ and one at Ameristar.
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Miriam
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April 24th, 2015 at 8:01:20 AM permalink
Hi, I live in Chicago. In my opinion, four winds high stakes room (usually $25) is the best place to play Blackjack in Chicago - Dealer S17, RSA, DSA. I usually play on a mon/tuesday and can often play by myself back there as well.
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April 24th, 2015 at 8:20:56 AM permalink
Quote: INkyatari

I was there once, but didn't really get to check the tables. By the looks of the place, they probably didn't have any $10 games.



There are not $10 games at Rivers. Rivers is about 1/3 of the size it needs to be. They open the doors at 9 AM and it is hard finding a seat at a table game by 930. To get a game with good rules there you will have to be playing about $50/hand
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