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Aria Joins Bellagio In Banning Apple Watch From Blackjack Tables

Posted by Chuckmonster on 22 Jul 2015
Aria Las Vegas is the second major Las Vegas resort to ban players from wearing an Apple Watch at their tables. Upon exchanging cash for chips at a blackjack one of Aria's blackjack tables, the...

Tagged: aria   apple watch   blackjack   technology   bellagio   game protection   


Mirage Goes 6:5

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Feb 2014
Last week, we told you the good news... Mirage's casino redesign is strikingly gorgeous. And now, the bad news... they've decimated blackjack odds. At the Mirage, all casino blackjack tables now pay 6 to 5...

Tagged: mirage   blackjack   casino   


Analyze This Downtown Grand Blackjack Photo

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Oct 2013
As previously mentioned, the Downtown Grand soft opened yesterday, sending a wide range of Vegas cognoscenti heading to the tables to help push the property out of dry dock. Of those spotted was The D's owner...

Tagged: downtown grand   blackjack   derek stevens   


The Mirage Bellagio Switcheroo

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 17 Jul 2013
Expect to see some new sights and action on both the Bellagio and Mirage casino floors thanks to an internal transfer between properties. Banking on what the Mirage's continued high rankings amongst its players, their...

Tagged: mirage   bellagio   blackjack   renovations   


This Week's Truth In Advertising Award Goes To The Riviera!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Apr 2013
The allure of casino. A vector of excitement which drives logical beings to ignore the palaces built around them and of math that is stacked against them. Are we not men?. And then there...

Tagged: truth in advertising   riviera   gambling   blackjack   


Shut Up And Take My M Life Card

Posted by JohnH on 12 Jul 2012
I love blackjack. I don't love it as much as Blackjacker1979 does, but I love me some blackjack. I love it so much that I've taken the time to read Beat the Dealer...

Tagged: rant   blackjack   comp clubs   pit boss   mirage   cosmo   wynn   mirage   bellagio   mlife   murren   


This American Life Takes On Card Counting

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 Jun 2012
This American Life takes on blackjack and the myth of it being the only beatable game in the casino, if you count cards. Follow these handy links to download or stream the episode. Big thanks to VT...

Tagged: gambling   blackjack   podcasts   


Rantitorial: Why I Won't Be Playing Blackjack at Cosmopolitan Again

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 18 Apr 2012
Few things can awaken the slumbering hatred within a blackjack player. It's bad enough to end up with players who have their own rules, ignore the book, split tens, or jump in the middle of...

Tagged: blackjack   cosmopolitan   gambling   


Yeah, But It's A Seven Card Charlie! UPDATED

Posted by Chuckmonster on 16 Aug 2011
VT super reader McTrees retweeted a photo (below) of a blackjack game that appears to have been taken by a Cosmopolitan pit boss violating Gaming Control Board rules (see update) and posted by one of...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   gambling   blackjack   


Cosmopolitan Gaming Breakdown

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 20 Dec 2010
As with any new opening in Vegas, the unwashed masses are clamoring to get at the gaming. After many rumors of new technologies and the horror of the possibility of 6 to 5 blackjack, the...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   gambling   craps   blackjack   


Cosmopolitan: 6:5 Blackjack

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Dec 2010
In response to Mike's recent rant, a very reliable source inside the Brillo Pad (thank you Steve) has told us that the Cosmopolitan will offer their guests the opportunity to be paid 6:5 on all...

Tagged: cosmopolitan   blackjack   aria   murren   


Your $5 Won't Save This City

Posted by MikeE on 1 Dec 2010
Can I rant for a bit? Throw a bitchfit if I may? Maybe I scour the internet too much, but I see it all over. It's rampant on various Vegas forums and a heated topic for...

Tagged: blackjack   dickpunch   loveman   


How Not To Play Blackjack

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jun 2010
On Saturday night, I had the pleasure to go see one of my all time favorite bands play - Iron Maiden. I've been a Maiden fan since I first heard Side 2 of...

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Welcome Blackjacker1979!!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Jun 2010
Patience, indeed, is more than a virtue, it is a song by Guns N Roses. Sometimes it takes a while to get what you want... laid, rich, a botched umpire call overturned, the Fontainebleau...

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