The honeymoon is over---The Borgata's cut gets fatter. It had offered 1-deck cutoff in its six deck game up until last week, but now it offers 1.5 decks cutoff. Without the pen, there's no honeymoon because:
CUT CUT CUT ...
the touchstone of blackjack.
Without the cut, Borgata drops from the best six deck game in town to the 4th...right behind these guys: Hilton, Sands, & Resorts.
I predict that Borgata will mimic Trump Plaza's technique --- lurking lots of players into its casino with six deck game in the beginning, later dropping the six deck game, then filling those tables with all monstrous 8 deck shoes. My prediction is based on this:
GREEDINESS GREEDINESS GREEDINESS...
the touchstone of AC casinos.
By the way, several weeks ago a newspapers reported that Borgata took in approximately $5,000 per day per bj table. I think that now it apparently wants to take in more than $5g per day per bj table by fatting up the cut.
For several months I'd thought Borgata was the God's answer to the AC regulars' prayers for decent games. Nope! I was dead wrong. Given time, Borgata will reveal its true beast form...just another greedy AC casino.