You can merely play blackjack in other casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, or you can get to The Quad and be dealertained! The casino’s popular dealertainers, as the name implies, both deal cards and perform. Today’s featured dealertiner is Chris, channeling Sting. Find The Quad’s new dealertainer pit near the casino’s Catalyst Bar, gaining….
This blog does not love commercials. We use our Tivo remote to blow by commercials on TV, and have clicked “Skip Ad” links since the very invention of the “Skip Ad” link. But the ads in this blog post are different. They’re for Horseshoe casinos around the country, which is cool and all, but somewhat….
This blog’s curious. Have you ever gotten a natural blackjack against, say, a dealer’s 6 and doubled down? Oh, you heard us. You have a guaranteed winner, but you’re in Vegas, and everyone at the table’s cool with it, so you double down to try and get double your money (rather than 3-to-2, or 6-to-5,….
You’d think this question would’ve come up sooner, but today we realized we had no idea why blackjack is called, you know, blackjack. So, here’s the low-down. When the game of “21″ was introduced to the U.S., gambling establishments offered bonus payouts to promote the game. One of those bonuses involved a special, 10-to-1 bonus….
History tells us that about 15 minutes after the invention of gambling, there were gambling cheats. As gambling has evolved, so too have the methods of cheaters. Cheats are endlessly coming up with new ways to try and beat the odds. Las Vegas casinos, of course, have a vested interested in cheating not happening. Some….
Rules, schmules! This is Las Vegas, right? There are no hard and fast rules in blackjack, except these hard and fast rules: 1) Never take “insurance.” 2) Always split eights and aces. 3) Never split fives or 10s. On an only remotely-related subject, did you know that in some card games, suits have a “dominance….
Why are there “party pits” with scantily-clad go-go dancers in just about every Las Vegas casino? Hint: They’re popular. Paris Las Vegas just unveiled its “Ooh La La Party Pit,” and as a hard-hitting journalist, this blog felt compelled to visit the new gaming and go-go area for some photos and video. Hey, we don’t….
If you play blackjack, you’ve seen the device below before, but you might not know what it’s called. Hint: It’s the mirror used by a dealer to discreetly check to see if they’ve got a blackjack. (The horror!) So, what’s it called? Take your best shot. We’ll wait. The next time you’re at a blackjack….
Think you know your Vegas casino table game jargon? We did, too, until we heard about the blackjack “plug.” When you’re playing blackjack from a “shoe” (the device that holds multiple decks of cards), two “cut cards” are used. One of these plastic cut cards is inserted toward the end of the shoe, so the….
The “Queen of Soul” herself, Aretha Franklin, is coming to Caesars Palace on July 15 at 7:30 p.m. Rolling Stone magazine put the iconic singer at the top of their “100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” and she’s been entertaining audiences for decades. In 2005, she was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom,….
There’s always something new in Las Vegas, and that includes downtown. The historic area north of The Strip has been bustling with activity in recent months, and we’re not just saying it’s bustling as an excuse to type the word “bust” a couple of times. Probably. During our last visit to the Golden Gate, the….
No Las Vegas casino would be complete without playing cards. They’re used in blackjack and poker and a variety of other games, including Pai Gow poker, which in Chinese translates as “that card game this blog doesn’t understand because it may involve math.” So, here’s a question about playing cards: Why are there 52 cards….
We’re not sure “Sir Jac” would “Die 4 U,” but this talented “dealertainer” would definitely dance parts of himself off to entertain “U” and your fellow guests at Imperial Palace. We love that Sir Jac (possibly not his birth name) never seems to stop dancing, even when he’s dealing blackjack. Here’s a little peek at….