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.