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Blackjack minimums/conditions at CET properties?

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Blackjack minimums/conditions at CET properties?

I am going on a junket next week to Tunica, staying at Harrahs, from Saturday through Tuesday. This is my first time to Tunica, and I am very excited! I will be playing blackjack at the CET properties, but I can't find any recent information on the table minimums. I know there is supposedly single deck, double deck and 8 deck games available, but could someone give me an idea of the minimums I will encounter (both weekend and weekday) if possible? Thank you in advance!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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1. Re: Blackjack minimums/conditions at CET properties?

At Harrah's and Horseshoe, you might find some $5 tables during the days, but not at night. It will be $10 at least. At Roadhouse, they've been having at least one $3 table open at all times plus some higher minumums. Roadhouse is definitely their low roller property in Tunica.

Note that there's a free shuttle from Harrah's to Horseshoe. However, it doesn't run 24/7. Be sure to check the schedule so you don't get stranded. From Horseshoe, you can easily walk to Roadhouse and Gold Strike. With a short hike, you can walk over the levee to Ballys.

Ohio
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2. Re: Blackjack minimums/conditions at CET properties?

Deb, thank you so much for the information! It is not hard to find out this information for Las Vegas and Atlantic City, but I have been bewildered trying to find out anything about Tunica. There are "pay for information" blackjack sites on the internet, but spending $15 to have one question answered seems a bit much.

I am aware of the CET shuttle and its limited times, but I am absolutely planning on using it. From TripAdvisor user reviews, I have noticed that Roadhouse is the "Showboat/Quad" equivalent in Tunica among the Caesars properties. That is fine; I feel more comfortable in "modest" surroundings.

As I am planning on taking a Graceland tour while in town, I promise to write up a trip report upon returning home. I am looking forward to the Southern hospitality... and some blackjacks and a royal flush or two!

Memphis, Tennessee
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You're so welcome. Have a great trip and good luck at the casinos! Our family (all adults) is headed to Vegas next month. Can't wait!!! We haven't been in over 3 years.

Ohio
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4. Re: Blackjack minimums/conditions at CET properties?

Deb, three years seems like an eternity to be away from Las Vegas, doesn't it? The time away will just make you appreciate it that much more when you finally get back there. Are you a Strip or Downtown person?

Thank you for the good wishes, btw. I just saw that Roadhouse downgraded their video poker offerings this past weekend...BOO HOO! Still, between Graceland, blackjack, Southern hospitality, and the excitement of a new destination, I am really looking forward to to it!

By the way, is it pronounced TON-ica, or TOON-ica? People up here say it both ways! lol

Memphis, Tennessee
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5. Re: Blackjack minimums/conditions at CET properties?

Its TOON-ica! I'm sure the locals will correct you. Bummer about Roadhouse and their VP offerings.

Three years is a long time to not go to Vegas, but airfares out of Memphis have historically been very high. However, things are a changin' with Delta flying less and Southwest and Frontier moving in. We're hoping to fly more not just to Vegas, but other destinations as well.

We've always visited downtown at least one evening on previous trips, but this time we're going to spend one night downtown at the Downtown Grand. We'll spend the remainder of the trip at Mirage. We've always wanted to go during Christmas to see the decorations, enjoy the cooler weather, etc. and the cheap airfare presented itself in June.

We like nice hotels, but generally play at low roller places like the Quad, downtown, Casino Royale, Ellis Island, etc. We used to LOVE Bill's Gamblin' Hall, but its gone. I know they say "play where you stay", but that doesn't work for us. We're low rollers and don't get a lot in the way of comps anyway. We have been playing that My Vegas game on Facebook and have earned quite a few rewards for the upcoming trip through that.

What are your Vegas preferences?

Ohio
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Deb, I understand what you mean about the so-called "play where you stay" mantra. I can get free nights at the Caesars Strip properties on many nights just because of my play in Atlantic City and Ohio, but I don't even play at those Las Vegas properties! They have expensive subpar blackjack and terrible video poker pay tables. So even though I love Downtown Las Vegas, I rarely can get free rooms there due to my low roller status

I am a huge fan of the Four Queens (for video poker) and El Cortez (for blackjack), though I agree with you that Ellis Island is a fun place to hang out at. That steak dinner special is fabulous! I walked through Bill

s a few times, thought it always looked like fun, but I didn't like their rules/conditions on the games I liked to play so I didn't. Same could be said for Osheas before it, too, closed.

I am interested to know what you think of the Downtown Grand when you go there next month. Staying at the Mirage for the remainder of your trip is a nice coup; that is one nice property! I agree with you about the cooler weather; I attended my brother's wedding in August in Las Vegas, and I was miserable. Yeah, it is a dry heat, but 110 degrees is still hot!

Though the business community might not agree, the best thing that can happen for Memphis is to have Delta lessen their presence so some competition can come in and lower fares. Flying is already expensive without being subjected to the extortion of an airline hub.

Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks again for the help!

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7. Re: Blackjack minimums/conditions at CET properties?

I'll for sure write a trip report on the Vegas forum and some reviews after our trip.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

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8. Re: Blackjack minimums/conditions at CET properties?

Been on two junkets there this year. Table minimums run from $5 shoe games and craps, to $100 in higher limit area for blackjack on weekend. On weekdays and in morning they lower limits. $25 usually on hand held blackjack games and up. $15 in morning outside high limits area. Saw high limits general minimums at $50. Generally 2-3 double deck games. Usually only one single deck game outside high limits area. Rest are shoe games, along with general table games like 3 card poker, Miss. Stud, Ultimate Texas Holdem. Craps tables usually 4 running when busy. Two or one when not. On Fridays the two times I was there (Jan this year and March this year) it was funny....actually busier than on Saturday which I found unusual. At least as to crowds. This is all as to Harrah's Tunica. Roadside is SMALL and it's terrible as to odds on table games, at least as to blackjack. Horseshoe ALWAYS seems to have plenty of table games open. Similar limits.

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