If you have ever taken a trip to Las Vegas, then you will know that every casino has more table games than you can shake a stick at and that most casinos have a pool inside them. However, there are not many casinos that combine the two, giving you the chance to celebrate a win or drown your sorrows by jumping in the pool.
Caesars' Palace Does Though
Caesars’ Palace has a U-shaped pool that has five blackjack tables (with different basic backjack strategies) running down the middle of it. These tables are protected by the sun by a canopy that is held up with Romanesque columns. The canopy is also a waterfall as water flows off it and splashes into the pool around the blackjack tables. There are white towels stacked next to all of the blackjack tables so that players can dry their hands and cover their money and mobiles while they are playing.
During the summer months, these poolside blackjack tables are full most of the time. The atmosphere is always great as there are outside bars where players can quench their thirst and there is always a DJ playing to create a party vibe. Obviously, when the weather starts to get colder, the outside pools and the blackjack tables are closed. That will have not happened if we were playing casino in south africa but not the case here.
The dealers, who shuffle by hand and wear skimpy outfits also enjoy themselves. In their opinion, it is better to work outside by the pool as the atmosphere is chilled. Inside, everyone is focused on winning money, but outside they just want to have a good time.
Wet Money is Accepted
The casino calls this game “Swim-Up Blackjack”, but you won’t see anyone swimming towards the tables. This is because the water is quite shallow and also because if you do swim, then your chips and money are going to get wet unless you have a waterproof holder. If you are looking to go for a proper swim, then there is another pool located just a few meters away.
If your money does happen to get a bit wet, don’t worry as they will still accept it. They obviously know that there is a chance of money getting wet when playing beside a pool. If there is bad weather during the summer months, then there is a chance that the tables will be closed. You obviously cannot play a card game when the cards are blowing all over the place.
Not Exactly a New Idea Though
Gambling in a pool is not exactly a new feat though as it is something that has been around since the 1950s. Back then you could find mechanical slots by the pool and floating craps. The mechanical slots didn’t last very long though as we all know that mechanics and water are not a good combination. Floating craps are no longer available due to practical and regulatory reasons.