How To Get Rated Playing Blackjack
We all want free stuff at the casino. Just sitting at a blackjack table, you'll be able to get a free drink and maybe even a free smoke. Since machines are the most accurate at tracking play, you may even earn enough players club points to get a free sandwich. These perks, along with discounted hotel rooms, are the little things that keep the low to medium rollers happy.
In Vegas, if you're playing blackjack for less than $25 a hand, don't expect much more than a free drink or smoke. Most Vegas Strip casinos will not rate your play unless you are playing green ($25) chips. Some pit bosses will tell you this when you place your first bet with red ($5) chips and some won't. The pit bosses that don't say anything are assuming you don't know or don't care and would rather not take the chance of belittling your play.
This is just a PSA so you're aware of what your play earns you. Managing expectation is important in keeping gambling fun. If you expect too much from your play you'll often be left disappointed with the comps made available. Gambling for comps doesn't usually end pretty so don't increase your play from $10 a hand to $25 a hand just to get a free hotel room somewhere. Play what you're comfortable playing with and have a good time at the table.