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The One Where We Gambled, and Lost, in The Pussycat Dolls Pit at Caesars

Where: 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South [map], 89109
January 3, 2011 at 5:51 PM | by | ()

While we like to tell you what to do and not do in Vegas, that doesn't mean we don't mess up every now and then. It's true. VegasChatter makes Vegas Mistakes, just like everyone else! In this telling tale we remind ourselves that December in Vegas tends to slow down a little.

We recently had a kinda fun night out at Caesars Palace. It started with a surprisingly good dinner at Rao's, before moving onto more wine and a cigar at Casa Fuente and then ending with blackjack in the Pussycat Dolls Pit where we saw something that made us do a double-take.

Yes, there were attractive dealers and dancers in the Pussycat Dolls pit and yes, there were lots of good-looking girls teetering on too-high heels as they walked into PURE, but what caused us all to do a double-take were the payouts at the blackjack table.

We know Caesars Palace only pays 6:5 on blackjack and were prepared to deal with that, but the table also stated "Doubles on 10 or 11 only." Wait…what?!

We didn't know the exact math behind it, but we were still appalled by the rules. But since we had been drinking wine for a few hours and wanted blackjack with nice scenery, we plopped our butts down and bought in for a small sum. The one great thing about this area is that drink service is super fast.

To no surprise, none of our group won and only one of us left without losing money. After all, the house edge increases by another 10 percent with these rules (from about 2% to 2.19%). While chatting up the dealer we learned that only dudes that want to look at the girls play at that table. She made sure we knew the rules and made sure we were OK with the rules before dealing. We knew what we were doing, but sometimes booze takes over.

The good news is that there aren't many more ways for blackjack rules to used to increase the house advantage. Use this as a warning to check the table for rules. Sometimes booze, girls and blackjack don't go nicely together but they usually do.

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