Since the recession started few places were hit as bad as Las Vegas with the huge collapse in real estate there as well as the drop in visitor spending since the downturn. The hotel resorts have laid off thousands of employees and this started before the downturn as the casino’s used technology to get rid of positions such as people in change booths or change runners. The companies are also trying to use technology such as mini roulette which only uses one employee instead of several and slot point’s redemption machines which will cut down people in the slot club desks. I don’t see the casino companies slowing down on using technology to replace employees where possible these jobs won’t return. In recent week there has been a lot of press about the “Plaza” reopening with 800 new jobs and the Octavuis Tower opening at “Caesars Palace” but that won’t take up the slack for the thousands laid off before. The “Plaza” reopening is good for downtown and the city but you have to remember when it closed to remodel the employees were laid off as well as the employees in the “Lady Luck”,“Binion’s” hotel the “Sahara” and this week the loss of up to 90 jobs at the “Western.” Las Vegas will come back it always does but it could take longer that the rest of the country, time will tell on that note.
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Finding a low limit blackjack table on the strip can be near impossible at most strip casino's although they can be found during off hours or at some of the less expensive properties such as O Shea's, Casino Royale, Sahara, Circus Circus and Sahara often runs one or two low limit tables. A better bet for all the time is to head downtown or to one of the locals casinos. Fitzgerald's has signs up all the time saying they always have $2 blackjack tables and Fremont does the same with $3 minimum bets. Other casinos downtown that regularly have low limits include, Las Vegas Club, El Cortez and Four Queens to name just a few.
There are several reports including in Englands Dail Mail newspaper that Chelsea football great Frank Lampard is relaxing by the pools in Las Vegas. If you are looking for cheap blackjack on the strip the Sahara has brought back its $1 blackjack tables which is a nice bargain. A few drawbacks you cannot touch the cards dealt and the payoff for a blackjack is only even money but hey for a buck its a bargain.
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