Live 3Girls, yes! Casinos entertain with Party Pits
April 16, 2013 3:01 AM
by Marc Meltzer
The 3Girls for GamingToday are fun. They’re a nice excuse to look at a pretty girl and check in on what’s happening in gaming. When we see 3Girls in the flesh at a casino we should probably turn around and walk the other way. Let me explain, but first let’s walk into the casino…
When you enter a casino the first game you’ll often see is the Big Six wheel (AKA the Money Wheel). The Big Six wheel is probably the easiest game to play in the casino. Compared to the 36 slots in roulette, the six slots on the Big Six wheel are simple. All you need to do is place a bet on where the wheel will stop after it’s spun. That’s it.
There’s no thinking required for the Big Six! You’ll probably notice the wheel is usually tended to by a very attractive woman. There’s a excellent reason for that – casinos want to draw you into playing the game.
The house edge for the casino on the Big Six is anywhere from 11% to over 24%, according to Wizard of Odds. Besides Keno, the wheel has the largest house advantage for the casino. Keep your guard up and move along when you see it.
But, this is sometimes easier said than done because when you walk by one of the party pits you’ll see some of the most buxom and scantily clad dealers at and around the wheel. Casinos aren’t dumb.
The party pit sections of the casino are some of the most fun places to gamble. There are attractive and jovial dealers, loud energetic music and, since the area is generally small, quick drink service. Just know that the this area in a casino will often have the games with the worst odds in the casino.
A casino may offer 3:2 blackjack with a small house advantage at $25 per hand in the regular part of a casino, but the party pit will only offer 6:5 payouts for blackjack and have some of the worst rules on top of that.
There are casinos that only allow you to double or split if you have certain cards. The rules are usually posted on the table or where the minimum play is listed so just give a look at the table and rules and not the hottie dealing the cards for a moment. This isn’t to say not to play in party pits but you should be aware of what you’re getting yourself into.
If you enjoy the energy of playing in this party atmosphere, there’s good news when you’re in Las Vegas. Downtown knows smart gamblers are out there and they want to play in a fun environment. They also want to play games that are easy on the wallet.
At the D and Golden Gate casinos you’ll find go-go dancers and loud music, but they also come with excellent gaming odds. Both casinos have 3:2 blackjack and 10x odds on craps.
The table areas in these casinos are small so they may be too intense for a mellow night out but they sure are fun.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gambling and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Follow Marc on twitter @eastcoastgamblr. Check out his blog at www.AC2LV.com Contact Marc at MarcMeltzer@GamingToday.com.