In gambling news that should surprise nobody, Vegas Tripping received a tip last week that the Cosmopolitan will have 6:5 blackjack.
In response to Mike’s recent rant, a very reliable source inside the Brillo Pad (thank you Steve) has told us that the Cosmopolitan will offer their guests the opportunity to be paid 6:5 on all natural blackjacks.
I find it hard to believe that high limits tables will be paid 6:5 and not 3:2. Most strip casinos are filled with 6:5 blackjack now anyway, so there should be little surprise here.
Additionally, how could anyone expect good gaming for a strip property that has not once – in any marketing – talked about their casino?
As I’ve said before, I love the independent spirit I’ve see with the Cosmopolitan’s set up marketing but if that spirit doesn’t move to the gaming floor it’s all BS. I expect something different from the Cosmopolitan than the casino monolith’s Harrah’s Caesars and MGM (MRI).
They Cosmo is trying to set the bar above the others on the strip with their hotel – it would be nice to see that carry over to the casino. Like with the Jets, I’ll hope for the best, but expect the worst and that’s too bad.
Less than two weeks until we see the reality of all of this. Even though gaming expectations are low, I’m looking forward to seeing what Cosmopolitan has to offer.