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Old November 7th, 2011, 01:58 AM
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Default Promotions make it positive

With perfect play, the casino has an edge of .5%. This is similar to the casino edge versus basic strategy BJ players.
Many promotions easily make up that tiny edge.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 03:53 AM
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I decided to check out PH on a Tuesday morning around 1 AM. The first indication of trouble was that the valet claimed to be full (what BS). I told the valet I had come there to play, their self parking is literally 1/4 mile away, and I'd be happy to take my business elsewhere. So they parked my car.

If you like really, really loud disco, this is the place for you. If not, avoid the place.

The first table I went to was 6:5 SD, not even a sign that says 6:5. The second table was a shoe game, autoshuffled with 8 decks and 70% pen. I lost 100% of hands, so rapidly I might as well have been cold-decked. Unreal.

I was lucky (?) to find a $15 minimum bet game, nearly all were $25 (again, this was 1 AM on a Tuesday). They have a women-in-corsets pit if that's your thing.
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Old November 14th, 2011, 06:09 AM
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I decided to check out PH on a Tuesday morning around 1 AM. The first indication of trouble was that the valet claimed to be full (what BS). I told the valet I had come there to play, their self parking is literally 1/4 mile away, and I'd be happy to take my business elsewhere. So they parked my car.

If you like really, really loud disco, this is the place for you. If not, avoid the place.

The first table I went to was 6:5 SD, not even a sign that says 6:5. The second table was a shoe game, autoshuffled with 8 decks and 70% pen. I lost 100% of hands, so rapidly I might as well have been cold-decked. Unreal.

I was lucky (?) to find a $15 minimum bet game, nearly all were $25 (again, this was 1 AM on a Tuesday). They have a women-in-corsets pit if that's your thing.
They used to have some decent games, but that was before Caesar's bought them. And even before that, when they were the Aladdin, the games were even better. Now they feature the Pleasure Pit, a loud, raucous party atmosphere, with girls dancing on tables between the blackjack tables, and cash money dancing from your pocket to theirs. It's par-teeeeee time! It's not even worth a scouting trip-- it's gone from bad to worse.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 01:28 PM
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Pen used to be really dealer-dependent, hovering around 1.2
Has that disappeared completely now ?

As to heat - I have to admit I never noticed any spreading green to lots of green.

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They used to have some decent games, but that was before Caesar's bought them. And even before that, when they were the Aladdin, the games were even better. Now they feature the Pleasure Pit, a loud, raucous party atmosphere, with girls dancing on tables between the blackjack tables, and cash money dancing from your pocket to theirs. It's par-teeeeee time! It's not even worth a scouting trip-- it's gone from bad to worse.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 06:05 PM
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Pen used to be really dealer-dependent, hovering around 1.2
Has that disappeared completely now ?

As to heat - I have to admit I never noticed any spreading green to lots of green.
When I was last there I June, pen in DD was 50%, house policy, because I even asked the pit about it, and shoe game pen was mediocre at best. YMMV. It appeared it didn't take them long to hook into the Caesar's Borg collective.
 

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