Rivers Casino - Des Plaines

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This is by far the best of the casinos within 50 mile radius from Chicago. It's modern, clean, and offers a good variety of table games. It's a very happening place on the weekends and the only casino in the area that will not make you feel depressed just by being there. It does get very crowded and wild on weekends but to me that adds to the appeal. Most people don't realize this but it's as big as it can be due to Illinois law (maximum of 1200 positions). Being strictly a Blackjack player this review will mostly cover Blackjack. Table minimums are very high and generally $25 during the week and $50 on the weekends (with some tables at $100 during prime time on Saturdays). There are some $15 tables on Sundays during the day. High limit minimums are usually set at $100. Tables are pretty standard 6 deck, 3:2, H17, DAS, NO RSA so around 0.65% house edge. There are a couple of S17 tables but the minimums are almost always set at $50. Not sure about high limit since I don't play there. No mid shoe entry on most $50 tables. They offer the usual Blackjack sucker bets (21+3 Extreme) and recently added a third, the "Blazing 7s". Lastly, I can't help but laugh at all of the reviews here from people complaining about losing money on slots or in a casino in general....you just can't make this stuff up. If you want a decent chance at winning money at a casino stay away from slot machines. Stick to Blackjack, Craps, and Baccarat. Better yet, stay away from casinos in general !
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