Originally Posted by Remember Remember
ASMs only right? For a second I though you said CSM and was about to flip lol. Though I remember they tried CSMs once and it went over so poorly that they switched back to good old shoes.
On a side note, I hear pen at xxxSugarxxx xxxHousexxx is horrible not to mention the neighborhood it's in. Actually make that hood it is in...no neighbor there. But it also seems that security/heat is non-existent. Any updates as far as pen goes at this store?
At the Sugarhouse the pen was pretty good. The cut off was around 1 1/2 decks. The rules were liberal as well. I had the chance to buy into someone else's double when he was short of cash, and I witnessed other players making across the table buy-ins into other players hands. Casinos I frequent do not allow these types of bets. So, it was my first time using Renzey's strategies from Blackjack Bluebook II. As you probably know, they use 8 decks, offer surrender, S17 etc. They used to allow resplit Aces but now no longer. So, you can only split Aces once.
Yeah, I didn't encounter any heat, but at the same time I walked out a loser! The general atmosphere is laid-back. None of the dealers seemed to be seasoned pros and were generally friendly. One of the dealers I had made three different mistakes dealing the cards. So, many of them are likely new to the biz.
The location is not really a neighborhood at all but on a pier in an industrial area away from the city center. Still, it is not much to worry about as long as you don't walk from there. I took a taxi each time. The ride was about 10 minutes or less from the Liberty Bell. There is even a free shuttle bus which does a loop through downtown every couple of hours.
Minimums are typically $25 and the tables can be busy. Since it is not a really large place there are not a lot of tables. Still, if you get there in the afternoon/off hours before 4:30pm, you might find an empty table with a minimum of $15.
If you fund your play by using a credit card, which yes, I know is not recommended, there is only one ATM which will do credit card cash advances. It is near the valet parking area. I found this a bit strange! I figured that a casino would want you to give them your money no matter where it came from!