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byblos resort and casino in san manuel

has anyone stayed here? is the beach accessible? any other suggestions for hotels in san antonio? someone suggested hotel mariposa.........is this one nicer then byblos resort and casino?

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1. Re: byblos resort and casino in san manuel

Did you mean http://www.bybloshotelcostarica.com/ in Manuel Antonio?

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yes i did..........tried to edit my post but it did not let me change the title

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3. Re: byblos resort and casino in san manuel

Simple hotel...at the top of the hill...good pizza...some people think that sometimes can be noisy since they run a disco near by!

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Hotels in the area really are not on the beach so no beach access. Many have ocean views as they are high cliff like views. There are so many hotels in the area that it is hard to narrow it down at times. What are you hoping for out of the hotel for your stay? What price range are you looking for? Actually, if you run a search on this topic there are probably numerous posts of people recommneding various hotels on here.

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was looking for something where we could sit on the beach if we wanted to but just getting away to celebrate our 20th aniversary.

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I've posted this before but it couldn't hurt to post it again. Gambling in CR is NOT regulated as it is in the US. I have several friends in CR who are PROFESSIONAL gamblers (and some who are professional card-counters but we won't go into that) and I have heard highly credible reports from them that the games at the Byblos casino in Quepos may be heavily RIGGED. One group of 12 guys went there and played blackjack for several hours and NONE of them won ANYTHING, which is statistically highly unlikely to happen. When they asked to inspect the deck, they were refused even after they offered the dealer $100 to let them see it. Here is the response of another person who should know crooked when he sees it:

"Regarding your Quepos post I think you are definitely right about the blackjack game at the Byblos being rigged. I am an expert card counter and played there for four hours. I consistently found that there were substantially more positive than negative counts, meaning more twos through sixes had already come out of the shoe than tens through aces. Not only this but there were some surprisingly high "true counts" which you really don't see in the states, like +9 (meaning that for every 52 cards left in the deck, there should nine more tens through aces left than twos through sixes). However, on all these occasions when the deck was "supposed" to have a lot of tens an aces left, the actual result didn't match what would be expected and was more similar to what you would experience in an even or negative count.

My estimate is that Byblos has removed as many as sixteen of the face cards from their shoe. Their refusal to fan out the cards and show you the composition should be a tell-tale sign of their deception. It is normal for blackjack tables to replace the cards every hour or so and fan them out prior to shuffling, but this did not happen once during the four hours I played there."

And I've seen other similar reports about this place. Now maybe you wanted to go to a casino-hotel and not use their casino, but if they do this in their gaming room, what other scams might they be perpetrating on their guests and do you really want to support any business that operates in this way.

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Arenas del MAr...or Verde Mar hotels...fancy ones by the beac or close to the beach...Buena Vista Villas and Casas...Tulemar Bungalows...

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9. Re: byblos resort and casino in san manuel

great info, thanks for the heads up, as i am a gambler and could have easily fallen in to this.

although, i cannot recall casinos changing out decks every hour, even in Vegas on busy nights. At the end of a shift, or if a card was damaged, but not every hour. So i would not use that as a tell tell sign of cheating.

When new cards (unopened box of cards) are used, a dealer would normally fan them out, count them and make sure it was correct.

I do appreciate the heads up regarding the casinos. I think i'll have my fun outdoors this trip. :)

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