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Old May 28th, 2011, 12:17 PM
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I only looked at their single deck game - I think that's all they had. Anyways it's BJ 3:2, NDAS. But the rest of the rules seemed ok. Especially for a SD. However, I think the place is very sweaty. I once had two hands of two units, then the dealer reached the end of the deck and began shuffling, so I pulled back the two hands and replaced it with a single unit of one hand. You should have seen the look on the dealer's face! He looked at/through me. I think he knew I was counting but didn't really care. He was giving me these "knowing looks" after I started to raise and lower bets. BTW there was this woman at the table who commented that I hit a 12 vs 6 and asked me later why I didn't do it again later. I said to her "just luck".


As far as other things. They do have seem to have a nice shopping area with restaurants. Oh and they have a Peet's Coffee. Not sure how much rooms are though.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 05:31 PM
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You left out the fact that the house max is now $200, making Boomtown useless for play above the green chip level. The place is in a death spiral, and I'd be surprised if it didn't close down flat or turn itself into a slots-only joint soon.

The sad truth is that Reno has a huge oversupply of both casino floor space and hotel rooms. Indian casinos in California have just devastated the place.

Boomtown used to have pretty nice hotel rooms, bit it's been three years or more since I stayed there. I don't know how well they're keeping up the rooms.

Boomtown does have good blackjack rules. It used to be a good place to play. Of course now it has about 1/7 the number of blackjack tables going at any one time that it used to have.

You discovered for yourself why switching back and forth between playing one and two hands can be a huge heat seeker.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 10:38 PM
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The HOUSE max is $500; most of the TABLES are posted at $200. I've never had a problem getting a table raised to $500; you just have to ask.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 01:58 AM
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You left out the fact that the house max is now $200, making Boomtown useless for play above the green chip level.
So sorry about that.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 02:52 AM
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I once had two hands of two units, then the dealer reached the end of the deck and began shuffling, so I pulled back the two hands and replaced it with a single unit of one hand.
That is an overtly amateur move for 1D games. zg
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Old May 29th, 2011, 02:54 AM
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You discovered for yourself why switching back and forth between playing one and two hands can be a huge heat seeker.
Not if you know what you're doing, which he demonstrated to the contrary. zg
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That is an overtly amateur move for 1D games. zg
so what should have I done? Just left it out there?
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so what should have I done? Just left it out there?
Yes. When that situation arises for ME; I'll go to two hands of THREE units. Much cheaper than the attention.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 10:09 PM
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Yes. When that situation arises for ME; I'll go to two hands of THREE units. Much cheaper than the attention.
Thanks man!
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so what should have I done? Just left it out there?
What was your max bet? (Not 2x2u, right?) zg
 

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