Blackjack Insider Newsletter, Jan. 2005, #60
LAS VEGAS TRIP REPORT
JPB has been playing blackjack and counting cards part-time since 1996. He plays throughout the country but primarily in Missouri. He has been a Green Chip member ofBJ21.com for four years and one-time winner of the Post-of-the-Month. JPB is a professional engineer with three engineering degrees and works as a consulting engineer.
Editors Note: JPB is a skilled advantage player who is located in the Midwest. This trip report gives Las Vegas blackjack playing conditions from the perspective of an advantage player who visits Las Vegas only several times a year as compared to a local player who plays there more often.
Since 1999, I have been going to Vegas about twice a year. In the past, I have played over 90% double deck games in the Center Strip. I returned to Vegas in December with new targets.
The Center Strip
For me the Center Strip was the group of about 12 casinos bounded by New York, New York to the south and Riviera to the north. My favorites were: Mirage (before being backed off multiple times), Treasure Island (before the number of tables was cut dramatically and being backed off), New York, New York (before the majority of tables were converted to H17, penetration decreased, and I was trespassed), and Bellagio (my current favorite although the number of tables has been reduced). Other lesser but decent games that I would play included Flamingo, Stardust, Monte Carlo, Casino Royale, Bally’s, Frontier, Riviera, and even Slots of Fun (although that has been several years ago). But the combination of back-offs, reduced penetration, reduced number of double deck tables, and change from S17 to H17 has rendered these games essentially unplayable for me. Enough complaining- I just had to find different games. So I rented a car and headed outside the Center Strip...
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