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  • Meadows in Washington, PA
    Going to a wedding in Parsipany, NJ, I just saw that the Meadows casino in Washington, PA is on my way. If it’s worth playing, I could make it my overnight stop on way from Missouri to NJ. Anyone from PA or with experience with casino? Read more »
  • Expenses
    My planned Las Vegas trip this fall has now turned into a family birthday celebration for my wife. I will now have my wife, daughter, mother-in-law and sister-in-law with me. What was going to be an AP only trip will now also include the Grand Canyon, boat tour on the… Read more »
  • Simple penetration question
    Does penetration affect the non card counting basic strategy player? I dropped into a casino that takes counter measures when they spot me. Today, I dropped in on the casino and started flat betting at a $10 table as the pit had seen me, got on the phone. Sure enough,… Read more »
  • Blackjack pit in Central City closing
    I'm going to attempt to make my post slightly vague, but to anyone who plays in Blackhawk/Central City, they should realize which casino I'm referring to: The casino that has the pit on the same level as the front door, and the pit is an immediate left after walking in,… Read more »
  • Does this contest have a positive EV?
    Let's say a casino had a contest where, for every $100 wagered throughout a specific 17 days you get one point, and the five players with the most points at the end wins $15k, 10k, 7.5k, 5k, and 2.5k respectively. The best BJ game has a HE of around .36%.… Read more »
  • Deck penetration when playing live online games with KO
    Hi, I'm pretty new to BJ and enjoy just playing recreationally and I'm under no illusion of making serious money. I've recently started counting and am going through the usual practise drills, and I'm there or thereabouts as basic strategy. I've been using KO/REKO as an unbalanced count whilst starting… Read more »
  • Zee, Haven't Heard Much From You Lately
    How is your blackjack year going? Are you doing as well as last year? At the half way mark for this year, I'm doing pretty bad. I have only 81.5 hours of play in so far this year, and I don't see much more blackjack in the near future. Last… Read more »
  • Encore Boston
    The Grand Opening was yesterday, and as expected the casino was very crowded. Parking is free (at least for now). -------------------Sunday night, the numerous BJ tables had a $50 minimum ($5000 max), 8 deck, all were ASM, late surrender. Some tables were BJ pays 3:2, other tables were 6:5. Penetration… Read more »

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