Cosmo's double deck is approx. 62% pen, dealt face up (notch in discard tray). Did not check the 6 or 8 deck games...sorry.
The German Bank has some unusual allowances:
1. Patrons are allowed to walk through the pit. You'll notice people walking through the pit alot more often than normal.
2. You're allowed to talk on the phone while playing table games. They will allow you to use your phone for an extended period of time, before they ask you to leave the table to finish the call.
3. The PC and dealers do not wear name tags. The reason behind it is for the dealer to introduce himself/herself to you, and for you to introduce yourself also. I introduced myself as "Bob".
4. For craps, the player is allowed to operate the stick. Not sure how weird this is, since I don't play craps.
There was one table with double deck $15 during weekday, daytime. I don't believe I've ever seen dd $15 on the strip before.
The buffet was awful. Cashiers were overwhelmed. Hostesses were standing around waiting for the cashiers to get their sh*t together. Food was below average. Not enough selection. No variety of meats. No ID tags identifying the food.
Dealers I've talked to came from different casinos...varying from Rio to Downtown casinos.
The back-offs are performed in the nicest way possible. Typical "you can play any games except blackjack" back off. And they say it with a smile!
IMO, this place is not high-end...more like a little brother to the big boys such as Aria, Wynn, and Bellagio.
Unlike Aria, pedestrians have direct access from the Strip to the Cosmo.
The layout of the casino is goofy. Just a long hallway of table games. Then again, this place was supposed to be a bunch of condos without a casino, so it kinda looks like a makeshift casino.
The hotel does not charge a resort fee. That's one positive.