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    Casino question

    I've read from some people on other websites that the casinos can be questionable with apparent cheating and/or collusion. Anyone have any experience?

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    we play in the casinos there at least every other night when we are on island. we have been to many casinos there, probably all of them.

    we usually start out with craps, sometimes roulette or blackjack and usually a few dollars on slots.

    NO, i have ever experienced any cheating or collusion. rarely,if ever, has there been conversation on this forum of casino cheating.

    what i have heard are some complaints from card players about other players speaking something other than english.......hence the english speaking people sometimes cry foul. i would also imagine vice versa. the aruba casinos are run well with little room for "funny business".

    in other words...........no need for concern.

    again, my opinion.
    i am not a casino expert.
    i have made my share of donations and have won a small amount too.


    care to share with us the links of where you have read the negativity?
    or if you do not want to post them, send them to me by private message.

    Quote Originally Posted by MIKEC View Post
    I've read from some people on other websites that the casinos can be questionable with apparent cheating and/or collusion. Anyone have any experience?

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    One time at the Hyatt I placed my money on my right at the roulette table and there was a guy next to me who placed his money on his right. i was talking to someone and when i went to ask the dealer for my chips, he said i didn't place any money, it was the guy next to me who placed both. I said who places $50 on their right and anothr $50 on their left? i asked for the pit boss, told him what happened and he called upstairs. they closed the table, checked the video and found that the dealer gave my chips to the other guy. the player said it wa his money and the dealer believed him. the pit boss, after the call from the cctv guys said she put the money down so of course they immediately gave me my chips. the other guy knew he didn't put that money down because then he said to the dealer, i guess i have to give you another $50. they then made the dealer go up to the video room to see what he did wrong and he kept apologizing to me. I didn't take it as cheating (except the other player knew he didn't put that extra money down, thought he had a windfall). so i say, thank goodness for the cctv at casinos. the hyatt immediately closed the table and as they say, "went to video", lol. they didn't argue with me or anything. it took like 10 minutes to resolve but the cctv guys called back to the pit boss and said it was me who put the money down. i wouldn't call that cheating. the other player knew but figured why say anything except he didn't figure on the videos, lol.

    the casinos don't want any look of impropriety. that's why they have videos. if there's a question, they immediately try to resolve it. every table has cameras directed to it, every inch of the casino has cameras. if you are playing a table, any table, its really very very very difficult to cheat. the dealers know that, too. i don't think my dealer was trying anything improper, he just believed the guy over me. what happened was the dealer picked up both currency at the same time and he should have dealt with one currency at a time.

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    have won money at the casinos, so obviously I can't say I have had any issues....
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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    Never had any problems and have played at quite a few casinos on the island, either roulette or slots. Find the people who work and play at these casinos to be very nice and workers are professional. Good Luck if you decide to donate (oops, I meant play) just kidding! Hope you win big!

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    I play slots probably every other night when I'm there, and I usually end up leaving with a little bit. I have never heard of any funny business there..I think you are safe.

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    When there are humans and money, you will find corruption

    The casinos are super laxed, it would be easy to run scams on tourists. especially in poker.

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    The only thing I have noticed is that at the blackjack tables at some of the casinos they deal differently than in vegas or other places. The dealer deals 2 cards to all the players but does not give himself a second card. After all the player action he then deals himself a second card. If he does not have a pat hand he then takes a 3rd card and so on. I have seen this on cruise ships and on some other islands such as puerto rico but never in the U S. It doesnt seem like a problem and it is not cheating but stay away from these blackjack tables. This dealing style increases the house odds by 10 points. In other words, you cant win at these tables if you play very long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arubabob View Post
    The only thing I have noticed is that at the blackjack tables at some of the casinos they deal differently than in vegas or other places. The dealer deals 2 cards to all the players but does not give himself a second card. After all the player action he then deals himself a second card. If he does not have a pat hand he then takes a 3rd card and so on. I have seen this on cruise ships and on some other islands such as puerto rico but never in the U S. It doesnt seem like a problem and it is not cheating but stay away from these blackjack tables. This dealing style increases the house odds by 10 points. In other words, you cant win at these tables if you play very long.

    I haven't seen this in Aruba. I don't visit a lot of different casinos but those where I've played BJ it's not an issue. The dealer takes his second card in turn before any third cards are dealt. I would not play a hand against a dealer who waits for me to make a third card decision.

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    what casinos did arubabob see this ?
    Quote Originally Posted by AndyM View Post
    I haven't seen this in Aruba. I don't visit a lot of different casinos but those where I've played BJ it's not an issue. The dealer takes his second card in turn before any third cards are dealt. I would not play a hand against a dealer who waits for me to make a third card decision.

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