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"This is the end result of all the bright lights... and the comp trips, of all the champagne... and free hotel suites,
and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.
That's the truth about Las Vegas. We're the only winners. The players don't stand a chance. "

-- Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Casino, 1995






Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blackjack Report Las Vegas / Henderson


Blackjack play and conditions 6/28-7/1, Las Vegas and Henderson.  Max bet spread was 20-1; average bet spread was 6-1.  The following casinos were picked on:

Binion’s
Single Deck, $25 min.
50% penetration depending on how many players at table.
DD on 10 and 11, No DAS.
Some heat on bet ramp ups, but pit seems to be disinterested at times.
Drink service is excellent – best in Vegas.
Falling apart and very grimy, with low end clientele.  Possible gang convention while we were there.

El Cortez
Single deck, $10
50% penetration depending on how many players at the table.
Dealer's English skills very limited.
Drink service average.
Horrific cigarette smoking with terrible ventilation.

M
DD, $15 min.
70% penetration.
Minimal heat from pit, except on one situation.
Excellent drink service, smoking hot waitresses as usual.  No grannies.

GVR
DD, $5 min, resplit of aces OK.
80% penetration.
Moderate heat from pit on big bets.
As always excellent drink service.

Luxor
DD, $25 min.
90% penetration.
No heat at all – pit busy with other tasks.
Drink service average.
Casino very dirty, stained carpet, blackjack table disgusting and filthy.
Dealers use a toke hustle bell which can be very irritating.
Major toke hustling at cage during cash out.

Orleans
DD, $10 min.
70% penetration.
No heat from pit, seemed disinterested on any bet ramp ups.
Drink service average, waitress uniforms just ridiculous.
Many intoxicated customers at 1pm on a Monday.
As usual a fair number pimps present on casino floor.

TI
DD, $15 min.
60% penetration, varies by dealer.
Major heat from pit on any bet ramp up.  Pit bosses angry and grouchy most of the time.
Average drink service, but certain drinks excluded.
Does not take green action well.
  
D
DD, $10 min.
One table, upstairs.
60%-70% penetration.
Drink service very slow.
Lots of ploppies.
No pit bosses, just dealers, very strange set up.

Fiesta Henderson
DD, $10
70%-80% penetration.
Good drink service.
Very sweaty pit, does not take green action well.
Odor of cigarettes and cheap cigars lingers in the air.

Sunset Station
DD, $15 min.
70% penetration.
Good drink service.
Moderate heat from pit on bet ramp ups.

Excalibur
DD, $25 min.
70% penetration.
Drink service not tested.
No heat, disinterested pit bosses.
Casino filthy and disgusting with questionable clientele.

Mandalay
DD, $25 min (usually $50).
65% penetration.
Drink service not tested.
Substantial heat from pit on bet ramp ups.

Circus Circus
DD, $10 min.
80% penetration.
Drink service not tested.
No heat at all from pit.
Casino is more filthy and disgusting then the downtown bus station.

Harrah’s
DD, $25 min.
No DAS.
Penetration varies by dealer.
Drink service very slow, majority of cocktail waitresses over the age of 70.
Minimal heat.
Very crowded, loud, drunk and obnoxious ploppies everywhere.

Flamingo
DD, $25 min.
No DAS.
70% penetration.
Average drink service.
No heat from pit on bet ramp ups.

Casino is dirty, busted up, falling apart, and filled with pimps and hookers.

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