COUNTING CARDS IN RENO
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Editor's note: LV Bear is a regular visitor to Reno, having made ten to fifteen trips there every year for the last ten years. He is normally a high-stakes player, but recently agreed to spend a few days playing at below-normal stakes at various casinos throughout northern Nevada, to get a glimpse at what opportunities might exist for lower-stakes players.
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Casinos covered in this report
Reno and Sparks
Terrible’s Sands Regency
Carson and Minden
Carson Valley Inn
South Lake Tahoe
Reno and other parts of northern Nevada are different from most casino destinations throughout the world. By "Reno," I mean the general Reno area, including Lake Tahoe. I like Reno. Most employees are friendly. Most casino management still behaves as if it appreciates having customers. Comps are easy and generous. If you are accustomed to the hostility, rudeness, and mostly lousy games found throughout Las Vegas, Reno will be a pleasant surprise.
Single deck blackjack that pays 3 to 2 is still found almost everywhere. Other blackjack games are also offered, some quite lucrative, but in this article we will primarily address the single deck games. To determine which casinos offer other playable games, see Current Blackjack News:http://www.bj21.com/ads/cbjn1.shtml
Basic elements of successfully counting cards at single deck blackjack in Reno include...
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