LAUGHLIN BLACKJACK REPORT
by KC Brooks
I have been addicted to blackjack ever since reading Revereís "Playing Blackjack as a Business" when I was 15. The art of blackjack is a lifetime endeavor. I went through the learning process backwards, learning Revereís Advanced Point Count first. I found out early that the actual count system is only a small piece of the puzzle. Presently, I travel "my" Devils Triangle (Reno, Wendover, Vegas}, playing mainly single- and double-deck games. Hi Lo is my choice of strategies and "Professional Blackjack" by Wong is my bible. I worship a large spread, and have been known to wong everywhere I go. Thank God I havenít had to register as a wonger yet, but I am sure it is not too far off. I also help fellow AP Nick teach card counting at www.Blackjackclassroom.com.
Editorís Note: KC Brooks recently took a short trip to Laughlin, NV from his home base in Las Vegas. He emailed me this report on what he found regarding the blackjack games. The report is short, containing only information on the blackjack playing conditions, including which casinos offer four great blackjack games.
Casinos visited include:
I recently took a trip to Laughlin, Nevada and wanted to give BJI readers an update on what I found. I play double-deck and single-deck games exclusively, and will comment on the games that I found playable there.
There are nine casinos within a couple of miles of each other that line the banks of the Colorado River. I checked the Internet for cheap hotel rooms and ended up with a room at the Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall for $22.95 per night.
There are no double-deck games at the Pioneer, just a few tables of six-deck shoe games. There is one very slow craps table that was cut in half, and operated by one stickman (an excellent table to work on my dice game). The food at the Pioneer was good, the room was clean, and the employees very pleasant.
I purchased an all-day pass on the river taxi for $15, and itís definitely worth the price. You can ride it to all the casinos except for the Tropicana, which is across the street from the Pioneer (and basically in the middle of the town).
The blackjack rules in the Laughlin casinos are...
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