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May 15th, 2014 at 8:25:39 PM permalink
In part of my effort to try to monetize my Odds site better, I will be putting more of an emphasis on Internet gambling. Part of that effort is writing new and updating old software reviews. In my look at Amaya software I came across a side bet in blackjack called Lucky 7. You can see the rules and odds in my blackjack appendix 8. Bottom line -- house edge of 49.89%. Have you ever seen worse?
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May 15th, 2014 at 8:51:00 PM permalink
I have not done the math yet, but it seems very countable to me. I will post the math later.
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May 15th, 2014 at 8:51:51 PM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

I have not done the math yet, but it seems very countable to me.



Given that it is used on Internet casinos, I'm sure they shuffle after every hand.
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May 15th, 2014 at 8:56:27 PM permalink
Isn't this identical to the Super Sevens side game, with a dramatically worse payscale?
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May 15th, 2014 at 9:30:00 PM permalink
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Given that it is used on Internet casinos, I'm sure they shuffle after every hand.




Gee, if people are going to take me serious, I don't stand a chance. Like I can do math !
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May 16th, 2014 at 12:43:33 AM permalink
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In part of my effort to try to monetize my Odds site better, I will be putting more of an emphasis on Internet gambling. Part of that effort is writing new and updating old software reviews. In my look at Amaya software I came across a side bet in blackjack called Lucky 7. You can see the rules and odds in my blackjack appendix 8. Bottom line -- house edge of 49.89%. Have you ever seen worse?



That is pretty atrocious.

They should at least pay 3 on any one of your first two cards being a 7, instead of requiring that it's the first card. The edge would still be terrible but at least the hit rate would be high enough to keep the suckers hooked.
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May 16th, 2014 at 1:54:37 AM permalink
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In part of my effort to try to monetize my Odds site better, I will be putting more of an emphasis on Internet gambling. Part of that effort is writing new and updating old software reviews. In my look at Amaya software I came across a side bet in blackjack called Lucky 7. You can see the rules and odds in my blackjack appendix 8. Bottom line -- house edge of 49.89%. Have you ever seen worse?

Sounds smart. I don't know how it could be done, but maybe look into the Facebook games. Most of them are fixed and people are dumb enough to pay to play them. High 5 says they're one of the ones which are legit Vegas style. It probably wouldn't be a productive idea besides proving it so.
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May 16th, 2014 at 2:14:01 AM permalink
I wonder how popular the software is and how popular that particular bet is.
Any way of estimating that?
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May 16th, 2014 at 5:27:37 AM permalink
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Gee, if people are going to take me serious, I don't stand a chance. Like I can do math !



gotta love it when you get somebody going with something like that!
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May 16th, 2014 at 7:22:14 AM permalink
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In part of my effort to try to monetize my Odds site better, I will be putting more of an emphasis on Internet gambling. Part of that effort is writing new and updating old software reviews. In my look at Amaya software I came across a side bet in blackjack called Lucky 7. You can see the rules and odds in my blackjack appendix 8. Bottom line -- house edge of 49.89%. Have you ever seen worse?



I'd rather catch herpes than play that side bet!

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