bigfoot66
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October 22nd, 2014 at 11:21:09 PM permalink
I ran into a very interesting new electronic BJ machine at Vee Quiva in Phoenix. There were 5 seats and the machine dealt 3 player hands and a dealer hand. You can bet on any or all of the hands. The first 8 cards are the same on everyone's display and then things get a little weird. The hit cards come out of the shoe in the same order but may affect your hands differently based on your playing decisions. For example, I chose to play all three hands. First hand was 15, second hand was AA, third hand was a 20, dealer showed a 9. I hit the 15 and got a 6 of clubs and then split the aces and got picture/picture for 3 21's. The guy next to me was only playing the middle hand so when he split the aces he got 6 of clubs/picture for 17 and 21. While this is a fair way to deal, it seems unnecessarily complicated and confusing. The people I was playing with were confused that they could play the same hand the same way at the same time and get differ by results. Does anyone have any experience with this Interblock BJ machine?
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RS
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October 23rd, 2014 at 4:26:59 AM permalink
Can you see the cards someone else gets before you decide to hit/stand/etc? If so, what are betting limits on the machine?
DJTeddyBear
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October 23rd, 2014 at 4:55:08 AM permalink
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Can you see the cards someone else gets before you decide to hit/stand/etc? If so, what are betting limits on the machine?

That does seem ripe for advantage play. So ripe, and OBVIOUS, that I'm sure that the duplicate 6C was just a coincidence.

It should duplicate and shuffle the remaining cards individually for each player.
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October 23rd, 2014 at 5:42:59 AM permalink
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Does anyone have any experience with this Interblock BJ machine?



This sounds like Multihand Blackjack. My local store used to offer it on an IB-HG.

The card history feature - was it enabled? (This allows you to see the played cards from the shoe, usually at the bottom of the screen, allows you to scroll left and right to review all the seen cards since the shuffle) Does your card history get updated when another player takes a hit? (My recollection is that everyone draws from the same shoe, and if the players to your right draw, those cards are not available to hit your hand.)

Was it set to shuffle after every hand? (See the game rules page - it should explain if it's set to 50% pen or shuffle after every hand)


My observation when I saw one was that it was far too slow for me to play. I derived no benefit from the fancy display of the "Dealer" who just stood there doing nothing. I would have played it - grudgingly - if it was a way to redeem my free slot play (slot free play specifically disabled for these at my store). My local store did not keep it beyond the trial period.

The local store also set it for 8d h17, 1 round/shuffle, with (almost) the same table minimum as their 6d h17 table game dealt to 75%, that gets dealt about 3 times faster.
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bigfoot66
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October 23rd, 2014 at 9:56:30 AM permalink
Yes it was the IB-HG. I may not have explained it very well; All players make a decision and then the card comes out of the shoe to the first place where you had a double/split/hit. So the guy and I both had made our decision BEFORE we each got the same 6 of clubs at the same time on the first hand that we would need an additional card based on our decisions. It was H17 6:5 so I only played a couple hands for the novelty. Not impressed. Very slow, and it was a $2 minimum but all bets had to be in even increments. I originally had placed a $5 bet and it increased it to $6 as odd number bets were not allowed. It was very bizarre.
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DJTeddyBear
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October 23rd, 2014 at 10:06:59 AM permalink
Eww. Bizarre.
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October 23rd, 2014 at 12:54:30 PM permalink
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all bets had to be in even increments. I originally had placed a $5 bet and it increased it to $6 as odd number bets were not allowed. It was very bizarre.



They probably wanted you to be able to afford the chicken dinner. $7.20 probably buys you a mcnugget meal nowadays, but $6 ... not so much.
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