Puerto Rico?

  • moo321

    Puerto Rico?

    Anyone have info on casinos in Puerto Rico? PM please.

  • martingale

    Puerto Rico

    Anything specific you want to know? I live here and can tell you that most of the casinos on the island are in the san juan area. All blackjack games use six decks, dealer always stands on soft 17, doubling down after splits and re-splits are allowed (except aces), and most casinos allow you to double down on anything. Several casinos started to offer surrender a few years ago but I’m not aware of any which currently have it.

    Penetration in general is pretty bad (I would say 4 out of 6 decks on average), but move around and with some luck you can find 5 out of 6 penetration every now and then. No heat, very easy to do bet variation up to $100-$150 (my opinion).

  • mikeyd

     

    I was in San Juan recently.
    Marriot had excellent pen, 5.5/6.

  • moo321

     

    Quote: mikeyd said:
    I was in San Juan recently.
    Marriot had excellent pen, 5.5/6.

    Do you know anything about rules, the comp system, and was it sweaty?

  • jnrwilliam

     

    Quote: martingale said:
    Anything specific you want to know? I live here and can tell you that most of the casinos on the island are in the san juan area. All blackjack games use six decks, dealer always stands on soft 17, doubling down after splits and re-splits are allowed (except aces), and most casinos allow you to double down on anything. Several casinos started to offer surrender a few years ago but I’m not aware of any which currently have it.

    Penetration in general is pretty bad (I would say 4 out of 6 decks on average), but move around and with some luck you can find 5 out of 6 penetration every now and then. No heat, very easy to do bet variation up to $100-$150 (my opinion).

    u mean $150 only 1 box? spread fr $10–150?
    how about spread $10-150 x 2 boxes?

  • martingale

     

    Quote: jnrwilliam said:
    u mean $150 only 1 box? spread fr $10–150?
    how about spread $10-150 x 2 boxes?

    Yes, one box (that’s what I do). Doing the same spread x 2 boxes in my opinion would be a red flag here.

  • moo321

     

    Thanks to people that replied or PMed. Let me know if you ever need info on Vegas or anything east of the Mississippi.

  • mikeyd

     

    Moo,
    All the games that I saw in San Juan were 6d, S17, DAS, NRSA, No Surrender.
    The tables had signs saying something like Double only on 11 or less, but they allowed me to double on soft hands; I don’t understand what they were trying to restrict, other than the crazy ploppies that double on 12.
    There didn’t seem to be much heat, but I didn’t get to play too much since I was with the family. I did Wong in on a number of positive shoes with no heat, but I only play red/green.

    I’ll be making a trip to New Orleans, so I’d be interested in any info you have.

  • Lefty

     

    I’m heading to Puerto Rico in about 6 weeks. Will be staying in the San Juan area. Any new updates or recommendations?

    Thanks!

  • moo321

     

    Quote: Lefty said:
    I’m heading to Puerto Rico in about 6 weeks. Will be staying in the San Juan area. Any new updates or recommendations?

    Thanks!

    It’s all shoe games. Several places have good pen. When I was there, several casinos were completely dead on day shift.

    Table max was usually $200 on the lower limit games, maybe $500 on higher limit. Carny game limits were much lower.

  • Severity8

     

    yes yes but did you get the Rum???

  • FLASH1296

     

    mikeyd . . . You said …

    “The tables had signs saying something like Double only on 11 or less,
    but they allowed me to double on soft hands”

    What that actually means (in practice) is that you can double on any 2 cards;
    however, IF you double a soft hand you may be in for a rude surprise.

    When, e.g., your Ace-4 receives a 5 you will have a total of 10, not 20.

    They said that you can “only double on 11 or less”; therefore you had
    doubled with a total of 5, not 15. You cannot have a total of 20 because
    WHEN you doubled you had, (in effect), unwittingly declared your hand
    to be eligible for a double, by virtue of its being “less than 11″. The Ace
    does NOT get upgraded. If that were permissible, then there would be
    NO purpose in having the restriction posted. This is absolutely NOT facetious.

  • Dyepaintball12

     

    I just saw “The Rum Diary” and it looks like all the real money to be made in P.R. is at the Cock Fights!

  • mikeyd

     

    Quote: FLASH1296 said:
    mikeyd . . . You said …

    “The tables had signs saying something like Double only on 11 or less,
    but they allowed me to double on soft hands”

    What that actually means (in practice) is that you can double on any 2 cards;
    however, IF you double a soft hand you may be in for a rude surprise.

    When, e.g., your Ace-4 receives a 5 you will have a total of 10, not 20.

    They said that you can “only double on 11 or less”; therefore you had
    doubled with a total of 5, not 15. You cannot have a total of 20 because
    WHEN you doubled you had, (in effect), unwittingly declared your hand
    to be eligible for a double, by virtue of its being “less than 11″. The Ace
    does NOT get upgraded. If that were permissible, then there would be
    NO purpose in having the restriction posted. This is absolutely NOT facetious.

    Thanks Flash.
    Glad I learned that here rather than at the table.

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