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Old June 4th, 2010, 05:06 PM
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Default Best place to play BJ in London?

Can people please give me their opinion on the best place to play BJ in London?

Ideally I really want to play somewhere where they don't use continuous shuffling machines.

Thanks in advance.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 06:02 PM
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Ideally ?

Does that mean that you would play against a CSM ?

The games in London are not very good.

You cannot just walk into a casino and play BJ.
You have to be a member in good standing.
You can apply and wait for 24 hrs., I think, and see if they permit you to play.
I also believe that a member of the club can escort you in though.

Caveat: Card Counters have had their money confiscated on occasion, but that hardly applies to you.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 09:52 PM
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Flash,

Would you please tell us when the last time you played in a London casino?

"You cannot just walk into a casino and play BJ.
You have to be a member in good standing."

I'm sorry, but I'm pretty sure your information is inaccurate.

Lots of people walk into London casinos and start playing. Granted you have to show your ID, but you're in.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 04:59 AM
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Will anyone answer the question? Does anyone know?
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Old June 5th, 2010, 07:29 AM
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My information may be dated, but it certainly used to the case.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 09:26 AM
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Will anyone answer the question? Does anyone know?
Which is best can be a bit subjective. It depends a lot on what you are looking for.

You'll find a number of London casinos discussed in previous threads in this subforum.

Napoleon's, Leicester Sq. has traditionally been viewed as 'best'. It offers 4 decks, with a 5 minimum at a few tables, but the penetration has been seen to become poor recently.
http://www.blackjackinfo.com/bb/showthread.php?t=16994

Next door, on the other hand, at the Empire, they have gone from 6 to 8 decks, but apparently they have also introduced full insurance (rather than even money only). I don't know what the penetration is like. The min bet is 10.

A short walk away is the Golden Nugget. Same rules as the Empire (and presumably others in the LCI chain), but the minimum is 5.
http://www.blackjackinfo.com/bb/showthread.php?t=16992

Elsewhere you will mostly find 6-deck games with a 5 or 10 minimum. There is one place I know of that offers a 2 minimum at certain times of day, but that is usually with a CSM.
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Old June 5th, 2010, 09:46 AM
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Lots of people walk into London casinos and start playing. Granted you have to show your ID, but you're in.
Some don't require any ID or membership. (Though you can still become a member, if you wish, and gain a few perks.) That's true of Napoleon's and the LCI chain, I think.

Others require you to become a member on your first visit (requiring ID). Thereafter you just show you membership card to gain entrance. You don't have to hand the card over at the gaming tables, though there may be 'loyalty points' to be gained by doing so, (The closest thing we get to comps here.)

Some chains require you to become a member separately at each of their casinos, while others just require you to register once, and then you can visit any in the chain.


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My information may be dated, but it certainly used to the case.
On that basis, if someone asks questions about Las Vegas, I can confidently tell them that it is run by the Mob!
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Flash,

Would you please tell us when the last time you played in a London casino?

"You cannot just walk into a casino and play BJ.
You have to be a member in good standing."

I'm sorry, but I'm pretty sure your information is inaccurate.

Lots of people walk into London casinos and start playing. Granted you have to show your ID, but you're in.
if you go to empire casino you dont need to be member just go . only if you cash out >1000 he can ask you shove id .
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Can people please give me their opinion on the best place to play BJ in London?

Ideally I really want to play somewhere where they don't use continuous shuffling machines.

Thanks in advance.
play gala , napoleon ,or palm beech .
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Old June 5th, 2010, 02:00 PM
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My information may be dated, but it certainly used to the case.
So when was the last time you were in a London casino?

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I can confidently say that over the last decade, I've had no problems going to a number of London casinos and getting in same day.
 

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