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    Driving trip to neighboring state

    I live in the east side of MO. Finally decent weather is here along with Spring Break next week and I am considering a driving trip to play BJ. I have Illinois, KY, Iowa, OK (is possible too) and IN. I want to take a 4-5 day trip but other than the casinos near Chicago (Indiana/Illinois border), have not played in those states. I have done Tunica (and may be that is where I should go) many times before and was thinking of another state. For those who roam the lower Midwest, any suggestions. Maybe when its a bit warmer in MN and WI, I might head there.

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    Zee, this is river flooding time. I believe many of the casinos are along rivers and have flooded in the past. We have record snowfall in some areas so flooding should be a concern.
    https://www.nonpareilonline.com/news...27934fea5.html

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    "This is a discipline thing. You either do it right or you don't do it at all."

    Don Schlesinger, pg 2, "Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros' Way", 3rd Edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wave View Post
    Hollywood and Harrah's in Joliet, IL are fine. Rivers in Rosemont, IL is fine. Grand Victoria in Elgin, IL is fine.
    Hollywood in Aurora, IL is fine. Horseshoe (Hammond) Ameristar (East Chicago), Majestic Star (Gary), and Blue Chip (Michigan City), in IN are fine. 4 Winds in New Buffalo, MI is fine. I'm going to play tomorrow, it's all good here in Chicagoland, come join the fun.
    ChiTown!

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    Hey Zee, if you go to Tunica, stop by Southland Dog Park in West Memphis. They recently added table games.

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    "This is a discipline thing. You either do it right or you don't do it at all."

    Don Schlesinger, pg 2, "Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros' Way", 3rd Edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wave View Post
    "Cold" is subjective...it's above freezing, so it's fine for me.

    Regarding the casinos, I stick to the 6 deck games, scout the floor and HL room and if I don't find a dealer with good penetration, I move on. Most of the time I can find at least one good dealer, usually more. To my recollection, you can enter midshoe for the H17 games, but not the S17 games, except at 4 Winds, they still allow it (but I have not been there yet in 2019). I've played Hollywood Joliet and Horseshoe Hammond this year, H17, frontcounting/table hopping and spreading from $10/$15/$25 to 2x$150 with a couple looks but nothing more from the pit...but I left after a couple of hours and net wins under $500. Played 8 shoes at each place.
    Are there any sub $25 tables in Chicago area? I thought I heard that majority of the time, no $10 or $15 minimum tables.

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    "This is a discipline thing. You either do it right or you don't do it at all."

    Don Schlesinger, pg 2, "Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros' Way", 3rd Edition.

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    "This is a discipline thing. You either do it right or you don't do it at all."

    Don Schlesinger, pg 2, "Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pros' Way", 3rd Edition.

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    In the kcmo area? College student?

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