The May tournament was held May We take pride in our casino, our employees, our venues, and in our guests. Further the Grand has 8 not 6 deck and no surrender. I split the sevens and drew a third seven, which I split again. Fortunately, the cards were falling my way when the count shot up and I had large bets out.
On this session, I hit some blackjacks and double downs. My wife and I ate at the remodeled Gold Strike buffet. The restaurant looked nice; however, the food was so-so.
In fact, I thought the prior buffet had better food. T he next stop was the Hollywood casino. I played for two hours at a six-deck game and dropped 40 units, spreading 1 to 4 units. I never did get any real high counts, despite a generous penetration of one deck or less. The cards just were not falling my way. On a Saturday afternoon, only four 21 tables were open in the main casino. The Fitz casino was up next.
I usually get real friendly dealers and generous cuts at the Fitz. This time I got two dealers who just dealt the cards as fast as they could, with no personalities. I guess it was inevitable that these unfriendly dealers would eventually show up at the Fitz, once they dropped their policy of dealers keeping their own tokes. As often happens, a winning or losing session came down to one hand.
With three units bet, I was dealt a pair of 7s, against a dealer two up card. I split the sevens and drew a third seven, which I split again. Two of the hands gave me double down opportunities. When it was over, I had a double down 21, a double down 18, and a With the double down 21, I figured the worst that would happen, would be a loss of one unit. The dealer flipped over a ten in the hole and hit with another face card for a three-card I won fifteen units on this one hand and I ended the session with a 5-unit win.
I tried the Horseshoe casino next. On a Saturday night, there were plenty of 21 tables open. With only five player spots per table, I always feel less crowded and more comfortable at their tables.
Penetration was at one deck or less. I was at a table of all novice players, who were having fun, while losing their bankrolls. The dealer was giving them blackjack lessons and using my play as examples of how they should be playing. Unfortunately, my doubles were not working, and I dropped eight units in one hour. We returned to Gold Strike.
Back at the Gold Strike, I was sandwiched in with six other players at a six-deck game. The crowded table and smoke bothered me, I quit after one hour, down 17 units. In the morning, I hit the shoe games at the Gold Strike again. This time the cards fell my way, and in one hour, I won 18 units.
It was now time to head to Biloxi. The drive took seven hours from Tunica. For about 45 minutes, I drove through heavy rain. The first stop was the Beau Rivage. The dealers at the Beau hit soft They also have single-deck games, with restrictive rules and 6 to 5 natural payoffs. Two things I like about the Beau are that they have six player spots per table and they offer surrender. Except for surrender, the rules are identical to most of the Biloxi casinos: My first session at the Beau netted me a unit win in 1.
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