SAINT CHARLES RIVERBOAT
PERTH AMBOY, NJ
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June 16, 2012. At the site of the Cornucopia Cruise Line with it’s modern cruise ships: Play free slots with bonus games (Majesty, Princess and Destiny) is a vintage Paddlewheel Riverboat. Driving north onto the Rt 35 bridge one can see the paddlewheel boat off to the right. Exiting the bridge, turn right at the first traffic light and follow signs to the Cornucopia Dinner Cruise.
The paddlewheel boat once ran out of St Louis, MO. Now residing on the Raritan River in Perth Amboy, the riverboat is being upgraded and refurbished into a first class hotel and Play bitcoin roulette for a living restaurant.
Paddy and I visited the paddlewheel riverboat in 2009 and again in 2010, and took some photos. At that time, the riverboat was under serious renovation.
On our June 2012 visit we met Mustafa Kilic, president of the Cornucopia Cruise Line, who graciously allowed us on a self guided tour to re-take photos.
The transformation of the Paddlewheel Riverboat from our initial visit in 2009 was amazing. While not yet completed, everything is being built to first class standards and will be a wonderful place to visit, dine and dance.
On the upper decks are staterooms, which are in the initial phase of outfitting.
Strolling aft, we found another dining area with a great view of local bridges and activity on the Raritan River.
To our view, Winstar casino age the St. Charles Riverboat looks like a unique and elegant facility to dine, dance, hold weddings and enjoy holiday parties.
Seven days after Hurricane Sandy, Monday November 5, 2012, Perth Amboy, NJ.
I wondered how the St. Charles Riverboat faired in the hurricane, so I took a drive up to Perth Amboy. At first it looked untouched, but one of the workman told me what happened.
If you look at the original photos from 5 months before the hurricane you will see a walkway all around the riverboat.
The after storm photos showed that the walkway was gone. The workman said that Inside the riverboat, Running your own online casino nothing was damaged.
The modern cruise ship fleet was moved a mile away to ride out the storm and nothing happened to those fine vessels.
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What is the house edge when a player uses late surrender incorrectly?
6 deck shoe game/re-split aces one card only/ stand on soft 17 and late surrender.
A player uses late surrender incorrectly = player surrender every single hand ?
Then house edge = -50% !
The best surrender play I ever saw was a new dealer paying players half of their bet but not taking their original bet. It only lasted about 2 hours.People got too greedy and were surrendering way to many hands.
I saw a lady at Spanish 21 dealing that way, too. I knew the players were all new to the game when one of them complained to the man who was the relief dealer that he was not doing it right.
I’m trying to run a 7 in a row progression, so advancing on the progression takes a little more importance to me.
This implies that a surrender does not break the win streak. If so, then rather than the usual “EV-maximizing” Basic Strategy, you could try a “Lose-minimizing” B.S.
Naturally, the proper B.S. depends on a number of factors:
1. How much is the progression worth compared to your BJ wager?
2. How close are you to reaching the 7 in a row? You would naturally be more aggressive if you are at 6 than at 1.
3. How are split hands counted in the streak?
4. What are the house rules?
5. Are you facing a time limit?
6. If the dealer shows an Ace, you take insurance, and the dealer has a BJ, does that count as a non-loss?
Hope this helps!
Surrender is a loss and a reset of the progression.
Taking insurance with a BJ against an Ace is a win, but not a 3:2 win, but rather a 1:1 win.
Winning splits and double downs count as one win in the progression unless it covers two equal bets in the progression, then it counts for 2 bets. A regular BJ counts as one win in the progression, but the next bet may be 50% higher anyway.
Splitting and winning one and losing the other is a push.
Splitting and winning a double down on one and losing a single bet on the other is a win and advances the progression.
I have to win the first two hands to be even with flat betting wins on two hands, so unless I’m gonna run into a much longer win streak, I’ll be losing kinda fast.
I’m not expecting any time limit. I could play for 2 hours, take a half hour break, and come back where I left off until I hit one of my win goals or lose my original buy-in. I’ve gotta figure seats at a casino are nowhere near as comfortable as what I’m used to at home and I’ll need to take breaks. A one buy-in session could last anywhere from 7 to 700 hands, depends on my luck.
Not really sweating house rules unless it says 6:5 BJ, then I’ll avoid that table.
Now I could limit double downs at higher bets especially if they’re not coming through for me at the time. I get to 5 times my base bet and I may just avoid doubling down, but it’s not quite a rule for me yet. Cards have a funny way of making me bet on 4 splits with 3 double downs with too much money out and my fingers are crossed the dealer busts.