What Do You All Think About Casinos

Casinos in Tennessee?

  • For

    Votes: 32 78.0%
  • Against

    Votes: 4 9.8%
  • Depends (Explain further)

    Votes: 5 12.2%

  • Total voters
    41
#26

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Single or double deck, hand dealt blackjack is the only way to go. To even get started on those games in NC, the minimums I've seen are $500 or $1000. In Tunica, MS you can find hand dealt games with buy-ins as little as $10 or $25.
Didn't know there was single or double deck blackjack anywhere anymore, that's interesting.
 
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I saw it in Biloxi a couple of years ago, i think it was $25.
I guess it can make sense in a place like Biloxi, Tunica, or Cherokee, but that seems like a great way for a casino to get cleaned out when someone who knows what their doing shows up. I mean it couldn't happen to better people, I love seeing a casino get cleaned out, but kind of surprised they do it.
 
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I took a trip out west last fall and driving through New Mexico there seemed to be an Indian casino every 20 miles or so. The problem was there didn't seem to be any people that lived between said casinos so I have no idea where their clientele came from. They used to be few and far between, but now they are on every corner. I have played a little black jack in Vegas a few times and went to Cherokee once, lets just say I'll never go back to Cherokee.
 
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Single or double deck, hand dealt blackjack is the only way to go. To even get started on those games in NC, the minimums I've seen are $500 or $1000. In Tunica, MS you can find hand dealt games with buy-ins as little as $10 or $25.
The deck penetration is 50%. Essentially negates the slight improvement in odds for the player.
 
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I guess it can make sense in a place like Biloxi, Tunica, or Cherokee, but that seems like a great way for a casino to get cleaned out when someone who knows what their doing shows up. I mean it couldn't happen to better people, I love seeing a casino get cleaned out, but kind of surprised they do it.
They watch the betting habits to clamp down on the card counter.
 
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As long as it includes actual card games go for it. Went to one in Bama and it was nothing but slots, it was so depressing.
There’s a little dog track/casino in West Memphis that has touch screen hold em. You sit down at the table and everyone has a touch screen in the felt and a big screen in the middle for community cards and pot count. It was weird as hell. Won some money though. One guy asked if the card odds were the same as online poker.
 
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They watch the betting habits to clamp down on the card counter.
I wonder though - why even offer single or double deck blackjack? It's like turning on a light at night and wondering why moths fly towards it. I would imagine any card room that offers that just has to run off card counters non stop. Doesn't seem like it is worth the hassle. Any pit boss is watching betting habits at any table, but they have to be laser focused there. Perhaps they have rules on not being allowed to change the bet size once you establish at bet at a table (i.e., if you start off betting $50/hand, you have to stick at $50)? I dunno.
 
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I wonder though - why even offer single or double deck blackjack? It's like turning on a light at night and wondering why moths fly towards it. I would imagine any card room that offers that just has to run off card counters non stop. Doesn't seem like it is worth the hassle.
It takes a lot of work and dedication to count effectively. Even then, there is only a slight advantage for the player.
Most "card counters" aren't effective and end up losing just like a recreational player.
 
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It takes a lot of work and dedication to count effectively. Even then, there is only a slight advantage for the player.
Most "card counters" aren't effective and end up losing just like a recreational player.
Yes it does, but a single or double deck room is going to attract people who can actually card count well like magnets. Perhaps not in Tunica, but definitely in Vegas. I'm not talking about recreational players who try and do it, or think they are good at it...I mean people who are actually good at it. I didn't even know there are casinos that still did it.
 
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Yes it does, but a single or double deck room is going to attract people who can actually card count well like magnets. Perhaps not in Tunica, but definitely in Vegas. I'm not talking about recreational players who try and do it, or think they are good at it...I mean people who are actually good at it. I didn't even know there are casinos that still did it.
That's why the pit boss watches the table like a freaking hawk.

A multi deck shoe allowing mid entry can be just as advantageous if the count goes high enough.
 
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Yes it does, but a single or double deck room is going to attract people who can actually card count well like magnets. Perhaps not in Tunica, but definitely in Vegas. I'm not talking about recreational players who try and do it, or think they are good at it...I mean people who are actually good at it. I didn't even know there are casinos that still did it.
It's been almost 15 years ago but we went to the Rio and they had single and double deck tables. Not a lot of action. They also had girls in bikinis dealing. That seemed to be more popular.
 
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I went to Cherokee one evening during a golf trip last fall and couldn't believe how crowded it was. Every Craps table was full, and I think the lowest min was $15, Blackjack was similar.

Also, despite fairly positive reviews, I was extremely disappointed in the quality of our meal and service at what was supposed to be a higher-end restaurant.
Was this Brio or Ruth's Chris at Cherokee Casino?
 
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#45
There are no Indian reservations in TN. Andy Jackson killed or relocated them all nearly 200 years ago. So it's a nonissue. I have heard that the biggest supporters in terms of political donations for keeping TN casino-free are the casino operators in Tunica who don't want competition on Beale Street.
 

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