AxiomOfChoice
AxiomOfChoice
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December 3rd, 2012 at 9:11:23 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Yes. I've only seen it in no-hole-card games, and with rare exception never against an ace.



Fair enough. I have to admit that when I said it was rarely offered, I was talking only about the US. I've actually never played in a no-hole-card game. What's the current state of BJ in other countries? Playable? I am due for a foreign vacation... are the casinos in Australia as nice as Ian Andersen describes in his book (burning the tables)? He made it sound like black-chip players were treated like royalty...
Gor
Gor
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December 4th, 2012 at 10:30:29 AM permalink
So I wrote to the gambling control board in Calgary Alberta and they told me that the surrender rules are as follows:

“Surrender: Once a player has received first two cards and prior to any action, the player will have the option of ”surrender.””
The “prior to any action” statement in policy is interpreted as meaning prior to any action on the table itself and not specific to the action directly associated with your hand"
SOOPOO
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December 4th, 2012 at 10:35:11 AM permalink
Quote: Gor

So I wrote to the gambling control board in Calgary Alberta and they told me that the surrender rules are as follows:

“Surrender: Once a player has received first two cards and prior to any action, the player will have the option of ”surrender.””
The “prior to any action” statement in policy is interpreted as meaning prior to any action on the table itself and not specific to the action directly associated with your hand"



So you are supposed to yell "Surrender" before first base gets to hit or stand! Or does the dealer, like when offering insurance, scan everyone before asking first base to hit or stand?
dwheatley
dwheatley
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December 4th, 2012 at 10:57:59 AM permalink
I think the gaming control board made a poor interpretation. A valid one, but a poor one. The only way to get things changed is to YELL out "SURRENDER" loud enough for half the casino to hear you.
Wisdom is the quality that keeps you out of situations where you would otherwise need it
Gor
Gor
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December 4th, 2012 at 12:32:48 PM permalink
Agreed. I don't think ill ever play in Calgary again

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