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    On going road trip...1st Day

    Left this morning in my coupe, heading north. Trip suggested my MWP. Beautiful day, sun shining, traffic minimal. Drove a couple of hours on I-61, through Mark Twain country (Hannibal, Mo, Quincy, IL) found the first casino in the middle of nowhere. A small casino, name of Mark Twain casino. A lot of old white folks. I walked in at 11:00 a.m., one 6 deck tables open (couple of carnival game tables open too) but no one playing. By the middle of the shoe, the table was full of ploppies. They do not offer DD tables. Guess they were waiting for someone else to be first. Table minimum was just $5. I played that shoe out, count went up to TC 2 on last round, placed remaining of my $100 of chips. Lost and left. Down $100.

    Drove on into Iowa, drive became boring through corn fields and farms. Flat land. 2+ hours later, pulled into the Isle of Capri casino. It was a medium sized casino. Got there around 2:00 p.m. They don’t offer DD. Only one 6 DEck table open at that time. They said more open after 5 p.m. I joined two others at a $10 min. Game. Table soon got full. Penetration was about 4.8 decks, 1.2 cut off. I just played about $30 minutes, won $200. Up $100 for the trip.

    I had planned to stay there overnight but saw no point in it. Games were mediocre at best. I decided to head on and drove another 2+ hour. Another boring drive. I ended up at Diamond Joe in Dubuque, IA at about 5:30 p.m. Nice medium sized casino with a lot more people. There was no DD and they don’t offer it. There was a 6 deck, $25 min. Empty table but I did not want to play it. Figured, I would get heat and moreover, to be honest, I am not ready for 6 deck green chips table. I just play DD at $25 min. In any case, I played the 6 deck, $10 minimum table (you have to play double the minimum if playing 2 hands). About a 1.2 cut. I played a full table but was feeling tired so, I left after about 45 minutes up just $30.

    I am now in a motel, wondering if I should go home or head on to Nebraska or Wisconsin for DD games. It’s 7:00 pm.

    I won $130 so far but my room costs $80 (weekend price), I spent about $50 in gas so far so I am even. However, driving 400+ miles, playing under 2 hours, mediocre games, feel like a loser.

    If I keep going to play BJ, will post day 2 results tomorrow.

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    Zee, keep going. You are a hell of a lot closer to WI than Nebraska.

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    Nice report....lmk when you find those $1 min DD games you reference

    good luck!

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    I don't know about $1 DD games, but I do know about $3 games. Here is a WI casino offering $3 blackjack. To be honest, I can't remember if the $3 game is DD or 5 deck blackjack, but this casino is mostly DD games. I also know of other $2 and $3 blackjack games.
    https://www.northstarcasinoresort.com/gaming/blackjack

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    Regarding $3 BJ, Century Casino in Central City, CO offers $3 6D sometimes. $100 max bet, as with all CO casinos.

    Regarding Zee's trip: Don't forget that there is more than just gas cost. You're putting a lot of miles on the car which correlates to more money as well. Up to you how you want to handle that. I personally would keep going, but I like road trips.

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    Zee, you are less than 150 miles from a DD game. Then you will be in DD territory.

    I don't want to mention anything while on your trip. If you had an email I could email you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    Zee, you are less than 150 miles from a DD game. Then you will be in DD territory.

    I don't want to mention anything while on your trip. If you had an email I could email you.
    Think I know those. You mentioned it before. You could always pm me through the forum.

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    Why don't you post exactly where you're going next so that the casinos can be ready to greet you at the door!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeeBabar View Post
    Think I know those. You mentioned it before. You could always pm me through the forum.
    Zee, I can't private message you because you are not signed up to receive private messages thru this site. You have to be a paid member and you get the subscription forum and private messaging for $36 a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueman View Post
    Why don't you post exactly where you're going next so that the casinos can be ready to greet you at the door!
    I also thought it was kind of odd to be posting about a blackjack trip while still on the trip. I hope it won't hurt Zee.

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