Gananoque 1000 Island Charity Casino

  • picasso

    Gananoque 1000 Island Charity Casino

    Does anyone know what are the rules, limits, number of decks used and how many tables? Thanks!

  • JackBlack11

     

    This from their website, I play there quite often.

    1000 Islands Casino costs approx. $47 Million. The Casino is 58 Thousand square feet and 15 Thousand square feet is gaming space. Interstate 81 out of northern New York has direct route to the Casino. Charity casinos were created to finance hospitals and charities in the Surrounding area. Gananoque exit #647 Highway 401

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Wednesday, 11:00 am – 4:00 am. Open 24-hours a day from Thursday 11:00 am to Sunday 4:00 am.

    Number of Slot Machines:
    450 slot machines in $0.05, $0.25, $1.00 and $5.00 denominations.

    Number of Table Games / Types of Games:
    Over 18 table games including Roulette, Bonus Let it Ride, Caribbean Stud Poker, Blackjack, Spanish 21 and Big Six.

    Betting Limits:
    Minimum of $5.00 to a maximum of $100.00.

  • Meistro

     

    hey jack, next time you’re there can you take a swing by the blackjack tables and see how many decks they’re cutting off? thanks

  • JackBlack11

     

    Will do, I am pretty sure its 6 decks. I will check on Monday.

  • Meistro

     

    ****, cutting off 6 decks out of 8? they must do a lot of shuffling!

  • Ambassador

     

    Thought I’d dredge up this old thread and see if anyone has been by the 1000 islands casino or any of the other Ontario charity casinos lately.

    I dropped in there there on a whim while passing by about a month ago. It was the middle (and I mean the middle ) of the night so the tables were closed. It’s in a nice location, nice part of Ontario to visit. I wandered around a little but didn’t get much of a look at the tables (they were cordoned off) dropped a few bills into a nickels slot machine, betting every line, won $90.00 in half an hour! Hopped back in my car and was off.

    I’d like to go back there but am interested to hear people’s experiences with Blackjack and Spanish 21 in the evenings. I’ve heard that it’s tough to get a spot at a table at all on friday/saturday (so wonging is hardly an option) and have heard conflicting reports about CSMs at the Charity casinos: some people saying they were on every table for a while, but then started to disappear after people complained.

    Anyone been by there recently? Busy? Are comps possible? Is there any possibility of finding a $10.00 or $15.00 table any time other than tuesday morning?

  • Tree

     

    I’ve personally never heard of comps at that particular casino. The rest…I can’t really tell ya.

  • Ambassador

     

    Well, OLG does have a players’ card program, the “Winner’s circle rewards” winnerscirclerewards.ca but it’s… not exactly generous. There is also, as far as I can tell, no way to earn points for table play.

    I have a feeling they’re not allowed to give out free alcohol, that seems like the sort of rule that would exist at a gov’t owned casino in a province where there are no non-state-owned liqouor stores… but surely there is a host or someone on the floor that can recognize and incentivize big players?

    There was a recent news story about comps on Ontario: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/casinos-spend-millions-on-comps/article1310163/singlepage/ but I don’t think any of the casinos mentioned are OLG charity casinos.

  • Meistro

     

    games are mehish. Not a lot of tables but it’s not too hard to get a heads up or short handed game. 5-100, 10-100. just a couple open tables. Poker is okay. Games just like pretty much all OLG joints actually.

  • FLASH1296

     

    I believe you are referring to the Port Perry Casino in this thread.

    Many of the tables use C.S.M.’s but you can find 8 deckers [S17] with generally 2 decks cut off (mostly in the evening).

    Crowded conditions dominate.

    Penetration varies somewhat by dealer. Tables are mostly $15 to $100. The Spanish21 tables are also C.S.M.

    They are known to move the cut card up on skilled players, and to raise the table minimums while mid-shoe.

    With the price of gas being what it is, this venue ought not earn a place on your itinerary, unless you are passing by.

  • Brock Windsor

     

    Quote: FLASH1296 said:
    I believe you are referring to the Port Perry Casino in this thread.

    Not the case. Great Blue Heron casino is the casino in Port Perry. 1000 Island OLG casino is near the border on HWY 401. CBJN doesn’t have EVERY casino listed in its pages.
    -BW

  • Albee

    1000 Island Charity Casino

    I have not been there in a few months, but will be going next week (I hope).

    I think there is four BJ tables, min 5 to max 300.

    8-deck, 2 to 2 1/2 decks cut off, S17 RSA only once, DAS, split up to four hands. 3:2 pay out on BJ’s.

    Not a great game, but a very friendly place to play if in the area. Never really tried to count there, just used basic strategy and enjoyed myself a little.

    Good luck if you go. Report back.

  • Brock Windsor

     

    As I understood it all the OLG casinos are $100 max bet (per box). I haven’t been in a while, can anyone confirm they take $300 bets?
    -BW

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