I live here and can tell you that most of the casinos on the island are in the san juan area. I asked the pit boss to count the cards to see if they were all there. February 25th, at 7: So think about it, where is your next gambling holiday? But even at poorer places like the Borinquen, problems developed. The betting limits are lower than in Nevada.
Cheating at Blackjack in Puerto Rico
Just wanted to say that I accidentally flagged this post, finger slipped on my phone. Mar 30, Threads: April 1st, at 8: Feb 27, Threads: April 1st, at I was in a couple of San Juan casinos years ago but don't recall much, so I can't give much help about top casinos.
Just thought I would pass along one disappointment I had. My most recent trip to through San Juan, I just rode a shuttle bus between the airport and the cruise ship terminal. I wanted to pick up a San Juan souvenir casino chip for my collection, so I decided to play a little in the casino located in the airport on my way home, since I didn't have time to get to any of the others on that island.
Unfortunately, that casino was closed for renovations in November '09 , and I was told it had been closed for months. I couldn't even see evidence of work in progress.
Puerto Rican casinos are government regulated. Official rules of the game of blackjack are posted on the walls of each casino in plain sight to everyone. This means an advantage for the casino can't change the rules right now and then if it notices a winning systems player. Other games available such as craps and roulette also have their rules posted well. In all other casinos in town, the rules are uniform although there is some space for other options to be applied.
An added protection by the government is having a government man stationed in casino playing areas at all times. This is highly in contrast with the situation in Nevada. The blackjack game itself is dealt face up from two decks straight from a dealing box or shoe.
The decks are of two different colors. The shoe is left open so you can see the back of the top card. The dealer's hand often covered the card so well the instant is turned face up so the color is not determined. In Puerto Rican casinos no hard drinks are offered. Liquor or alcoholic drinks in general impairs the players' judgment and removes their inhibitions.
There they serve snacks instead such as sandwiches and Coke. Evening dress is the rule. The blackjack rules allow the player to play as many initial hands before pair splitting as there are empty places. Therefore the potential for a greater the number of hands per hour played will yield the greater profit from a system used. The same rules apply but doubling down is restricted to totals of 11 only.
The betting limits are lower than in Nevada.