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Old October 22nd, 2011, 10:32 PM
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I was in Reno not very long ago trying to hone my counting skills. There is exactly 1 playable table at Harrah's Reno, and it's not even that great. SD, D 10/11 only, H17. All the rest are horrible - restricted doubling on double deck (8-11 only, no DAS), and 6:5 SD, etc. They even had the balls to put out an 8 deck, 6:5, no surrender game ROFL, which I believe is the single worst blackjack game I have ever seen anywhere in the world. Not surprisingly, for the few hours I was there, the game was almost always full (it was right across from the playable SD table, I could see it).

If your top bet is $200 or less, you should hit up Western Village or Rail City during busy hours, and you'll be fine. The locals are all there playing for the Royal Match. There is little game supervision (especially at Rail City).

Here is a list of all known DOA SD games in Reno:

John Ascuaga's Nugget - (only on $25+ tables - $1,000 max), well supervised unless they are busy
Western Village - table limits $3-$200 - busy with locals, supervision is below average
Rail City - table limits $3-$200 - plop city, crowded games, little heat
Sienna -$5 to $1000, but they are rarely busy so heat will be on
Boomtown - $3 to $200 - again not very busy, but not well supervised either

Enjoy. All the nicer places with high limits have gotten rid of SD DOA, even in their high limit areas. Stay at Atlantis (by far nicer and newer than Grand Sierra) and play at any of the above places.
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great report!!! I'll definitely be visiting Western Village and Rail City!!
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 11:21 PM
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They even had the balls to put out an 8 deck, 6:5, no surrender game ROFL, which I believe is the single worst blackjack game I have ever seen anywhere in the world.
I believe I have a contender for that 'crown!'

6 deck, CSM dealt, 6:5, H17, D9-11, DAS, ENHC-OBBO, noRSA, no Surr. $15 min!!!

Crown Casino in Melbourne, worst game in the world?

ps. sorry for the thread hijack.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 11:30 PM
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I believe I have a contender for that 'crown!'

6 deck, CSM dealt, 6:5, H17, D9-11, DAS, ENHC-OBBO, noRSA, no Surr. $15 min!!!

Crown Casino in Melbourne, worst game in the world?
No. the worst games would still be a few tribal games that collect an ante for the private bank. zg
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Old October 25th, 2011, 12:34 AM
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No. the worst games would still be a few tribal games that collect an ante for the private bank. zg
You, sir, have won. I had completely forgotten about those places.....most of them start at roughly a -5% EV before you even look at the game.
 

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