Boomtown Casino Fort McMurray, Alberta

  • Tree

    Boomtown Casino Fort McMurray, Alberta

    They have 5-100, 10-200, and 25-500 tables, all with the following rules:

    4D H17 DAS DOA
    They allow double/insure for less and early surrender. Penetration is about 75%, dealer does not take a hole card.

  • itrack

     

    Are you sure that all of the tables are 4 Deck? Last time i was there they were all 6 Deck. Also, do you know when they open up the 25-500 table?

    EDIT- and before anyone gets all excited and drives into the middle of nowhere, it is only ESv10, not full early surrender.

  • Tree

     

    My mistake I just clarified with them that it’s ES10 over the phone.

    I am sure they are 4D, and I believe the 25-500 tables open on weekend evenings, not sure about during the week. I will double check when I go Saturday.

  • Tree

     

    Had a good night here on saturday, but sweet merciful lord almighty are there some horrible players here! I was at a full table and everyone, everyone I saw that night didn’t understand “don’t hit your 15 vs 6″ and so on. I know it’s common to find people that don’t even know BS but come on…

    Lucky lucky turned out to pay quite well. I simply bet it whenever the count was lower and I kicked some tail; after hitting a couple suited 21’s (15-1) the ploppies were eyeing me.

  • Midwestern

     

    dude your table limits REALLY are small!

    usually you see
    5-500
    10-1000
    25-5,000

  • Midwestern

     

    has anyone else seen table limits that thin? is that because of the early surrender?

  • itrack

    limits

    Those are actually not too bad limits for the area. Most places around there will only have a spread of 20x. So like 10-200 for example. A lot of the other places that I play at only have a 10x spread, and given the shitty rules, it basically becomes unplayable from a play all standpoint unless other forms of AP are used.

  • moo321

     

    Quote: Midwestern said:
    has anyone else seen table limits that thin? is that because of the early surrender?

    A lot of smaller casinos won’t put big spreads like the corporate casinos.

  • SleightOfHand

     

    Quote: moo321 said:
    A lot of smaller casinos won’t put big spreads like the corporate casinos.

    Do they not allow big spreads because they don’t want counters playing so aggressively or because they cant handle the swings (or some other reason)?

  • itrack

     

    Most likely because they are stupid. If you can’t think of a reason, this is always the fallback response .

  • moo321

     

    Quote: SleightOfHand said:
    Do they not allow big spreads because they don’t want counters playing so aggressively or because they cant handle the swings (or some other reason)?

    Stupid/fearful. A lot of these places don’t have as much working capital, either. If a casino has a few hundred thousand in capital, they can’t lose it all in one night to a guy betting $100 a hand on a side bet, or $1000 on the main game.

  • Dyepaintball12

     

    Quote: moo321 said:
    Stupid/fearful. A lot of these places don’t have as much working capital, either. If a casino has a few hundred thousand in capital, they can’t lose it all in one night to a guy betting $100 a hand on a side bet, or $1000 on the main game.

    Oh man if I owned a casino with only a few hundred thousand in capital I’d probably limit games to $500 max, max!

  • moo321

     

    Quote: Dyepaintball12 said:
    Oh man if I owned a casino with only a few hundred thousand in capital I’d probably limit games to $500 max, max!

    I mean, in all seriousness, what do you think these Indian casinos are working with? Obviously not the bigger ones like Foxwoods, but if you go into a place with 4 blackjack tables in Oklahoma, they probably don’t have that much money…

  • jnrwilliam

     

    Quote: Tree said:
    Had a good night here on saturday, but sweet merciful lord almighty are there some horrible players here! I was at a full table and everyone, everyone I saw that night didn’t understand “don’t hit your 15 vs 6″ and so on. I know it’s common to find people that don’t even know BS but come on…

    Lucky lucky turned out to pay quite well. I simply bet it whenever the count was lower and I kicked some tail; after hitting a couple suited 21’s (15-1) the ploppies were eyeing me.

    what is suited 21 ? 1 pay 15 ? side bet ?
    how many casinos in F. McMurray? n which of them r decent?
    what spread u suggest to avoid the heat.
    thx.

  • 797trucker

     

    Quote: Tree said:
    Had a good night here on saturday, but sweet merciful lord almighty are there some horrible players here! I was at a full table and everyone, everyone I saw that night didn’t understand “don’t hit your 15 vs 6″ and so on. I know it’s common to find people that don’t even know BS but come on…

    Lucky lucky turned out to pay quite well. I simply bet it whenever the count was lower and I kicked some tail; after hitting a couple suited 21’s (15-1) the ploppies were eyeing me.

    yes, you are correct. the players here are CRAZY… i play at this casino often. i was next to a guy who DD a 12 v T with a $100 bet… and he was amazed that he lost. crazy.

  • jnrwilliam

     

    Quote: 797trucker said:
    yes, you are correct. the players here are CRAZY… i play at this casino often. i was next to a guy who DD a 12 v T with a $100 bet… and he was amazed that he lost. crazy.

    how many casinos there?
    how many of them with decent pen. 75%?
    tolerlance to cc ?

  • 797trucker

     

    there is only 1 casino… they have 2 CSM, and 1 shoe game during the weekdays. on the weekends, they will open 2 more tables with shoes. your almost always playing at a full table, and the $25-$500 table is only opened on weekends… sometimes they don’t open the $25-$500 table on the weekends at all… unless you request it. it’s a very small casino… they don’t have high limit area, Craps, or even Baccarat. they have 1 pit for all there table games in one small area.

  • 797trucker

     

    4 deck shoe… on average, 70% pen.

    they do not like card counters.

  • BJ Warrior

    Suited blackjacks

    Quote: Tree said:
    Had a good night here on saturday, but sweet merciful lord almighty are there some horrible players here! I was at a full table and everyone, everyone I saw that night didn’t understand “don’t hit your 15 vs 6″ and so on. I know it’s common to find people that don’t even know BS but come on…

    Lucky lucky turned out to pay quite well. I simply bet it whenever the count was lower and I kicked some tail; after hitting a couple suited 21’s (15-1) the ploppies were eyeing me.

    Hi Tree,

    Can you elaborate on the rules and payoffs for suited blackjacks? You mention 15-1. Is this the payoff for all suited BJs or does it apply only to a single suit, e.g. diamonds?

    Someone mentioned 2 CSMs in this casino in this thread. This means that there are 8 regular (or ASM) tables?

    Any feedback appreciated.

    Cheers,

    BJ Warrior

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