ARCHIVE NOTICE: Blackjack rules and conditions are no longer updated on a regular basis on this site. The following recommendations provide historical information only – circa 2000. We highly recommend the following resource for accurate reporting of blackjack conditions: Stanford Wong’s Current Blackjack News. This and other resources may be available in the BJRnet catalog.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – USA Bellagio – Nice 2 deck game / big action Boulder Station – Lots of double deckers with DAS Casino Royale – Nice for hit and run Continental -Nice nickel double-decker Fitzgerald’s – Decent game Four Queens – Decent double decker Golden Gate – Novice dealers, low stakes Golden Nugget – Lots of double deckers Harrah’s – OK 6-deck shoe / not like it used to be Flamingo Hilton – Good double deckers Horseshoe – Worth a pass through Imperial Palace – All games worth a look MGM – Lots of tables, easy to table hop Mirage – Decent double decker O’Sheas – Better penetration Rio – Now S17, DAS rules. Slots A Fun – Nice S17 Single Deck Stratosphere – Good rules Texas Station – Double deckers with good rules Treasure Island – Good rule double deckers Tropicana – Nice 8 decker
Best places to play poker in Las Vegas are the Bellagio, Mirage, and Binion’s Horseshoe.
LAUGHLIN, NEVADA – USA Flamingo Hilton – Good double decker and Over/Under at 6-deck! Riverside – Still best 1-deck in town!
Best places to play low stakes poker in Laughlin are the Hilton and Riverside
RENO/ TAHOE, NEVADA – USA Atlantis – Nice Single Deck Bonanza – Single deck – Low stakes Caesars & Harrah’s – Best shoes on the lake Carson Valley Inn – Great rules! Single deck! Crystal Bay Club – Best 1-deck on the lake Fitzergeralds – Improved Pen. at 1-deck Flamingo Hilton – Good 2-deck in Reno Nevada Club – A fun place Peppermill – All 1-deck good rules Sundowner – Just act stupid
Best place to play poker in Reno is currently at the Cal Neva
NEVADA (OTHER) Oasis (Mesquite, NV) – Good double deck
NORTH EAST – USA Claridge – Some goods cuts & LS Resorts – Best game in town
Best place to play poker in Atlantic City is the Trump Taj Mahal
SOUTHERN – USA Copa (Gulfport, MS) – Single deck w/ S17,Ls,Pk Horseshoe (Tunica, MS & Shreveport, LS) – Many games are nice! Fitzgeralds (Tunica, MS) – Best game in area? Star (Lake Charles, LS) – Nice penetration Rainbow – (Vicksburg, MS) – Good penetration is possible.
Best place to play poker in Biloxi/Gulfport is at the Beau Rivage and the Grand Casinos.
OTHER USA CASINOS Empress Casino (Joliet, IL) – Good pen. – Good rules Majestic Star (Gary, IN) – Reports are nice! Turtle Creek (Traverse City, MI) – Simple shuffle w/center plug Soaring Eagle (Mt. Pleasant, MI) – Simple shuffle w/no plugAnd, for you low rollers: Otto’s & Rohling Inn (Blackhawk, CO) – 6-deckers w/DAS and ES – $5 Max bets and cash back player’s club at Rohling Inn
FOREIGN Czech Republic – Report of Early Surrender vs 10
ONLINE No Internet based casinos are recommended However, check out Bill Haywood’s book called BeatWebCasino.Com: The Shrewd Player’s Guide to Internet Gambling.His basic winning approach is not to beat the casino but to beat the marketing department.
The above casinos were rated as best bets because they meet one or more of the following qualifications:
Blackjack rules are good to excellent
Penetration is good to excellent
Casino is very tolerant of card counters.
Conditions are good to excellent for other advanced tactics