He’s a little post concerning a couple of things at Foxwoods. You need to know about these things so you won’t be surprised, or have it dampen your success trip.
$1 Blackjack – I was so excited to know Foxwoods offered $1 Blackjack tables. What a great way to pass the time, at a low cost. Shoe is cut early (just past half), but BJ pay 3:2 (normal BJ payoff) and you can double on any two cards. Not bad…..but then I found out one thing they don’t tell you in their advertisement.
It’s a commissioned game! In other words, you must pay 25-cents to play any hand, every hand. Some might say that’s not bad, but think that quarter is 25% off your dollar bet, increasing the house advantage. And if you’re playing$3-$5 per hand, it still adds to the minimal house advantage even with perfect basic strategy. Now, I don’t play perfect, but close. $20 lasted 10 minutes.
Why the commission? Probably because it costs the casino money just to put a dealer at the $1 minimum table. And for those of you who actually tip the dealer – well, think how much the tips add up to on a $1 table. That’s why $5 tables are becoming so rare – it costs the casinos money. (Even though it’s good business for all the right reasons!)
Redemption Machines – If you play slots, video keno, video poker, or anything that you would end up with a TITO ticket (Ticket In, Ticket Out) with change, you need to go to the cashier. The Ticket Redemption machines at Foxwoods have been converted to cash only – and they don’t round up. So all of your change will be kept. Let’s say you want to redeem your ticket of $23.85 at a Redemption machine – you get $23, but not the $.85 cents. If you want it all, you must go to the cashier.
Thanks for playing!
That’s all for now.