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5 hours ago, spain246 said:

Do you remember the Blackjack Table rules? (I saw you said the rules stink)

 

I'm just wondering what the limits were, 3:2 or 6:5, Double After Split, PEN, and any of the games shoe games or are they all CSM machines now?

 

I found several old posts saying 8-deck, Hit S17, some 6:5 and some 3:2 tables, but those were old posts (several years old).

 

I am going to be on Liberty in a few weeks and I wanted to prep.

 

Thanks!

I wrote about the casino in 2017. The service is now better, although the basic rules haven't changed. As with Vegas, the rules get better the more you are betting per hand. However, to Royal's credit, they work to keep a lot of lower limit tables open. Sometimes you have to hunt for a table with more favorable rules. and I would always ask before you sit down. As a general rule, however:

 

  • They have both 6:5 and 3:2 tables, but there were more 6:5.
  • I believe all of the tables allowed double after split, although generally speaking you could only split aces once.
  • Sadly, I don't know what "PEN" means in this context.
  • There are more machine shuffle games, but there are still shoe games.
  • The dealers are required to hit soft 17.
  • It is hard to get the bartender's attention. Bring your own.

Happy cruising!

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The info you gave me is mainly what I needed to know.

 

By "PEN", I mean how many decks do the cut off with the cut card on the shoe game.  For example, on an 8-deck, do they cut 1-deck with the cut-card at the end of a shoe before shuffling etc. If you didn't notice, it's not a big deal.

 

I just wanted to see if there was any shot at these games being "beat-able".  It looks like some can be, but other's can't.

 

Thanks for the info!

 

 

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12 hours ago, spain246 said:

The info you gave me is mainly what I needed to know.

 

By "PEN", I mean how many decks do the cut off with the cut card on the shoe game.  For example, on an 8-deck, do they cut 1-deck with the cut-card at the end of a shoe before shuffling etc. If you didn't notice, it's not a big deal.

 

I just wanted to see if there was any shot at these games being "beat-able".  It looks like some can be, but other's can't.

 

Thanks for the info!

 

 

Cool. I learned something new today. The notch where they cut the deck seemed to be at about the same point as in Vegas, although I can't tell you whether that leaves one deck or two in the shoe. When it was a shoe rather than an auto-shuffler game, it did indeed look like they were using something like 8 decks rather than the 6 or so I usually see in Vegas. Good luck!

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Thank you for this excellent report. We are making final decision on January cruise and your information is very helpful

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