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    How to Get From DEN Airport to Blackhawk Casinos

    I like to plan blackjack trips, however I don't always take them. Anyway, I never been to the Black Hawk casinos, but I would like to see the scenery and the area. I don't want to rent a car so is there anyway to get to Black Hawk for a reasonable cost and in a reasonable amount of time with a suitcase without renting a car.

    Here is what I found so far. It appears the cheapest way would be to take the train to union station and then the Tram to Federal Central Station and then catch the casino shuttle for $25. It appears you can get $20 of the $25 back playing at the casinos. Anyway, I would be concerned about hauling a suitcase along and safety in general. It appears Federal Central Station is just a drop off in the middle of no where. Anybody have any experience getting to Black Hawk by public transportation.
    http://www.casinoshuttle.com/schedul...own-denver.asp

    https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Denver-Ai...SAAEgJnt_D_BwE

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    I can't help you with specifics, but don't be penny wise pound foolish. Rent a car, especially if you "want to see the sights."

    As car rentals are more expensive at airports, take public transportation to an off-airport car rental site and go from there. Also, suggest you consider late Spring to Fall, as rental prices will be higher during ski season. Unless, of course, you want to make a few bucks by shoveling a roof or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21forme View Post

    Unless, of course, you want to make a few bucks by shoveling a roof or two.
    MWP should take the new retractable Snow Peeler with him. It would certainly justify the car rental, even during peak season.

    https://youtu.be/c9kgjqygtN0

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21forme View Post
    I can't help you with specifics, but don't be penny wise pound foolish. Rent a car, especially if you "want to see the sights."

    As car rentals are more expensive at airports, take public transportation to an off-airport car rental site and go from there. Also, suggest you consider late Spring to Fall, as rental prices will be higher during ski season. Unless, of course, you want to make a few bucks by shoveling a roof or two.
    Totally agree with this. Denver airport is the most expensive for car rentals in the USA (or close to it) but took train downtown, walked to a car rental place and saved $$. Colorado is a spectacular state that is best enjoyed by car. Thought, perhaps not in winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeeBabar View Post
    Totally agree with this. Denver airport is the most expensive for car rentals in the USA (or close to it) but took train downtown, walked to a car rental place and saved $$. Colorado is a spectacular state that is best enjoyed by car. Thought, perhaps not in winter.
    Colorado winters can certainly give you a warped perspective.

    https://youtu.be/AWKQSDRekBM
    https://youtu.be/WDpipB4yehk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightman View Post
    Colorado winters can certainly give you a warped perspective.

    https://youtu.be/AWKQSDRekBM
    https://youtu.be/WDpipB4yehk
    Enjoyed those!!!

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    Okay, I just figured out probably the cheapest way to get from Denver airport to Isle of Capri casino in Black Hawk for a senior citizen. So here is how to do it. The train fare from the airport is $10.50 starting in 2019, but a senior citizen gets half fare or $5.25. So you would take the train to Federal Center Station and then catch the casino shuttle to Black Hawk. The casino shuttle costs $20 round trip if you buy your ticket online, but if you can rack up 350 points you get $23 cash back from the casino.

    Here are the costs. $5.25 train + $20 casino shuttle - $23 cash back = Net cost to get to Black Hawk $2.25

    http://www.casinoshuttle.com/casino-...y-colorado.asp
    Last edited by Midwest Player; 12-13-2018 at 10:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    but if you can rack up 350 points you get $23 cash back from the casino.
    Did you look at CBJN?

    A center cut H17 DD game with 25-100 min/max limits and a H17 shoe game ($10-100) with 66% pen. Sounds like a great AP plan!

    In another thread you said you've been playing for ~30 years. How is it possible you come up with inane ideas like this, and how is it possible you're still a red chipper?

    This is NOT a good example of thinking outside the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21forme View Post
    Did you look at CBJN?

    A center cut H17 DD game with 25-100 min/max limits and a H17 shoe game ($10-100) with 66% pen. Sounds like a great AP plan!
    Yes, I looked at CBJN and between Black Hawk and Central City CBJN lists 13 casinos with 8 of them offering double deck games (my specialty). Three of those casinos offering DD has pen listed as .8 or better with some offering a 10 to 100 spread. Again right down my alley. The casino with the bad pen (1.1) has great rules listing S17 DD with house edge of only .19 (hope the S17 is not an error as rest are H17) There is nothing foolish about this plan. By the way, the majority of my play this year has been at 50% pen double deck games.

    Quote Originally Posted by 21forme View Post
    In another thread you said you've been playing for ~30 years. How is it possible you come up with inane ideas like this, and how is it possible you're still a red chipper?
    Most of the casinos in my area are red chip only so it is pretty hard to play green chip when there are no min green chip tables. I've been able to play for over 30 years because I play red chip. I would have received the boot long ago if I didn't fit in with the average player. And to top matters off I can handle a $1,000 to $1,500 loss without feeling sick. Racking up a $5,000 to $6,000 loss would pretty much ruin my day. I don't need that. Besides at the red chip level you can often win over a thousand in a day. Out of my 36 winning days this year 3 of them netted over a thousand, and my best 3 day trip this year netted almost $2,300. So yes I could make this trip and see some new scenery and have a good chance of having a break even trip or even winning a little.
    Last edited by Midwest Player; 12-14-2018 at 05:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    By the way, the majority of my play this year has been at 50% pen double deck games.
    This is the real reason you're still a red chipper.

    Back to your travel plans - You still need to get the points at Isle, at their shit game, to get reimbursement for your $20 bus fare. If you're there for 3 days, maybe it's $100 for a car rental. Do you have any idea how many hours of play (aka, lost EV) that will take? I can't believe any rationale AP would consider such a foolhardy, penny-pinching plan. And then there's the fact you're going to one of the most scenic states in the country and you'll have no way to see any of it. Have you made arrangements with Zee to see the pictures he took while he was there?

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