Seminole Casino In Florida Quick To Lower Blackjack Limits
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The Seminole Indians in South Florida have received a lot of press over the past few weeks leading up to the first legalized blackjack tables in Florida. The games began on Sunday evening at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
What was supposed to turn out to be a celebration, turned out to be a bit of negative press for the Seminoles. Many gamblers were unhappy with the table limits that were being set by the Seminoles.
One table was playing twenty five dollar hands of blackjack, when the table was moved to $100 a hand. Usually, casinos allow players who were seated at the table before the limit move to continue playing at the lower limits. This was not the case at the Hard Rock.
The players at the table all left, and walked away with a feeling of what the future held with only the Seminoles having rights in the state to offer blackjack. “It stunk, they think just because they are the only ones, they can do whatever they want. That’s not a way to gain customers,” said Bryon Bilston, who was on hand for the unveiling of the new blackjack tables.
The Seminoles were quick to correct their mistake from the day before. On Monday, while most of the tables were still $25 a hand and up, the casino did have $10 and $15 tables. With the publicity the Seminoles are receiving, the last thing they want to do is drive customers away with a sour taste of the new games.
Permanent limits have not yet been set, only demand will determine where they finally land. For now, at least it was only one night of madness, and hopefully the Seminoles will find ways for even the most casual of blackjack players to enjoy the state’s newest game.