Can anyone recommend the best place to play $5 blackjack? Can go downtown if need be. Thank you.
You're not going to find $5 3:2 blackjack on the strip..except weekday mornings at TI. Otherwise it will be 6:5.
3:2 with decent rules at Hooters but its prob not considered "on the strip" It is just out the back door of MGM Grand. You will have to put up with 1970's rec room decor, often slow drink service and players that have no idea of basic strategy but thats prob pretty common at $5 tables. Otherwise, i have seen it at TI in the mornings/early afternoon as was mentioned by Darren.
I've had a lot of fun at Hooters and have had luck. But watch the rules that are posted on their games, some tables limit what you can double-down on. I also 2nd the comment on some of the players having no idea of strategy - that does seems common there!
Who cares if none of the other players have any idea of Basic Strategy ? What possible difference does that make ?
placebets.....bad play ruins it for everyone! I thought you already knew that???
I personally love it when people play their own strategy! Very entertaining, and I don't believe it affects my results over the course of my session.
Split 10's? Go for it! Double on 15? Why not? Stand on 8? If that's what you feel...
I find a table full of people grinding out play according to a Basic Strategy card to be much more dull.
And on-topic, I agree that at these stakes you'll have better success finding a variety of places to play Downtown.