Can $1, $2 Tables Help Build Traffic (and Save) Atlantic City Casinos?  Duh. What do You Think?

With just two $1 blackjack tables, the Trump Marina is experiencing popularity it hasn’t seen in years.

Let me backtrack a little.

Last time I was in Vegas (where a good friend who works at the Las Vegas Sun newspaper works, takes me around to casinos that out of staters never go to)…I enjoyed some time playing like crazy at .50 and $1 tables…rather than my usual on the strip $5 and $10 tables.

Hey, I’m not rich, OK?

In the early 1990s, $2 blackjack tables were quite common to see in Atlantic City, but these were gradually phased out in favor of appealing to higher-stakes players.

But now that A.C. needs to get people back to their casino (lots of competition out there), we’re seeing the return of the $1 table. And it’s about time.

Resorts Atlantic City reintroduced $2 tables in its gameroom earlier this year by dint of a blackjack variation, requiring a 25¢ bet of players when betting $2 to $5 on a hand.

Trump Marina took up this fee when installing the low-wager tables in its casino.

Nowadays, Trump Marina Casino officials say that the $1 tables make about $1,100 per day in profit for the casino and $1,500 per on Saturdays and Sundays.

Not that I give a damn about their profits.

What’s next…a .50 table?

I can’t wait.

What do you think?

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