$2 blackjack tables come with a 12% fee in Atlantic City

    One Atlantic City casino is hoping $2 blackjack tables will lure back more customers. But players may be surprised to learn, there’s a fee to play.
    Resorts casino is now offering $2 blackjack tables. But players who bet less than $5 have to pay a fee of 25 cents per hand.

    One Atlantic City casino is hoping $2 blackjack tables will lure back more customers. But players may be surprised to learn, there’s a fee to play.

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    Resorts casino is now offering $2 blackjack tables. But players who bet less than $5 have to pay a fee of 25 cents per hand.

    Roger Gros, publisher of Casino Connection magazine, says that fee reduces the chances of players making a profit.

    Gros: It drives the house edge, the advantage that the house has, so high that it’s not a very good bet for the player unfortunately.

    Steve Callender, Resorts’ Senior Vice President of Operations, says the fee is needed to help cover the Casino’s costs, but adds the players still benefit from this.

    Callender: It’s not about being a bargain. It’s about being able to play blackjack for an extended period of time with a smaller bankroll.

    Callender says the $2 blackjack is popular with customers and Resorts is examining whether to offer that lower minimum bet for its three card poker games.

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