Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My (Updated) Review: Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV

Today I went back to the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV with my friend Sherry.  She and I are very similar in our gambling philosophy and we're both lucky so it was time to head back and check out the casino.

Here's a link to the original post:

Now, here's an update:

  • I saw a $10 minimum craps table, but it was not open. At the $10 tables the casino only offers 2X odds. 
  • There were 2 $15 minimum tables that were open, and the odds offered are different than most casinos.  With a $15 minimum pass line bet you can place:
    • Up to $40 behind for your odds, if the point is 5 or 9
    • Up to $50 behind for your odds, if the point is 6 or 8
  • Some people can't afford the $15 minimum you'll see those folks placing bets in the center (i.e. prop bets).
    • As a result, the table can get slow since people are throwing white, dollar chips from all directions and betting the C&E, hard ways, any 7, etc.  Therefore, you'll need to be patient.
  • Tables were cold, and there were a good number of "don't" players.

  • My friend said she saw $15 minimum blackjack tables.
  • We played $50 minimum Lucky Ladies blackjack and won.

****  Supposedly if you write a letter to the casino, complaining about the odds (i.e. increase demand for 3, 4, 5X odds) the casino might change their practices.  There is a Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, IN that offers better odds so you'd think that the one in West Virginia could follow suit ~ especially with all the table game competition in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.


1 comment:

  1. Pass up on cold tables and see to it that you're able to place winning odds.