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Pennsylvania 5958
Good Blackjack Game
Overall rating
 
2.2
Slots
 
1.0
Table Games
 
5.0
Customer Service
 
1.0
Player's Club
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel
 
N/A
Food & Drink
 
2.0
Two years ago I played blackjack at Sugar House on a regular basis. Crowded then, many tables, typically $25 minimum even on weekdays and early mornings (mostly 8-deck shoe game). $100 minimum blackjack tables in high roller pit with 6-deck shoe (better for player). I was surprised to return today to find only 3 blackjack tables open, two $15 minimum, one $25 minimum. All hand shuffle 8-deck shoes. Only the two $15 minimum tables were full. Took a glance in the former high roller pit. BJ gone. Mostly Paigow and other Asian games. Crowded. Sat down at the $25 table with only two other players, I played two hands, mostly $25 or $50 a hand. After 15 minutes I was up $500 on a $500 buyin, so left a winner. I had won far ahead of expected value in that short amount of time. A quick walk around saw a few poker games, but no other blackjack tables! There were maybe four other BJ tables closed in the same pit as the three open games. Good rules, especially surrender option which is offered at all PA casinos. Cashier moved to the far end of the casino to make you walk very far from either main exit. Inconvenient. Did not see a cocktail waitress while I was there. Have never had a food comp, even two years ago when I played there frequently and had my play rated.
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May 04, 2016
Made my first trip to Sugar House a few weeks ago - HL pit was moved past the cashiers on the side facing the river. Also experienced the PA state law required good games with VERY positive variance. Signup was stupid - asked the players card folks if there was a premium card signup bonus - they claimed there wasn't, but according to their website, there was a $100 free play or $100 match play when showing one of those cards. Unfortunately for me - I didn't think to check, nor to challenge their ignorance.
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