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1 vote (5.88%)
6 votes (35.29%)
2 votes (11.76%)
5 votes (29.41%)
No votes (0%)
No votes (0%)
2 votes (11.76%)
1 vote (5.88%)
3 votes (17.64%)
8 votes (47.05%)

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Wizard
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May 17th, 2016 at 8:35:36 AM permalink
ChesterDog reports seeing a new side bet at Resorts in Atlantic City. It is based on blackjacks, has a progressive jackpot, and bumps the usual bet from $1 to $5.

Rather than repeat myself, please visit my new page on Blackjack Match. As always, I welcome comments, questions, and especially corrections.

The question for the poll is would you play Blackjack Match (multiple votes allowed)?
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ernestmiddle
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May 17th, 2016 at 9:58:33 AM permalink
Read your write-up and the regs. My question is what does the progressive start at ? My guess 100k, but I am usually WRONG !

Plus I did not vote as I AM A BIGOT was missing.
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May 17th, 2016 at 10:21:28 AM permalink
Quote: ernestmiddle

Read your write-up and the regs. My question is what does the progressive start at ? My guess 100k, but I am usually WRONG !



ChesterDog says the jackpot is around $62,000 now.

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Plus I did not vote as I AM A BIGOT was missing.



Why can't bigots express opinions on matters other than their own bigotry?
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May 17th, 2016 at 10:48:12 AM permalink
Harrah's properties have a sort of similar bet structure in their Kounts Kustom sidebet. $5, for- 1 pays, player ace in 1st 2 cards pays 10, player bj spins a wheel with values from $50 to $250, and one wedge for the chopper (cash equivalent $10k). 2 aces in the first 2 cards only pays as 1 ace there; I'm assuming that's also true of this bet.

Penetration about 80% (range 1 to 1.5 decks) on 6 decks, yeah, I count the aces. (You asked who would bother...me, for one). I play 2 hands, am well ahead on the game, though not in the thousands. And it's a 3:2 game with a $10 minimum and decent rules.

I like it better than the pay structure of this bet just because the player bj of any type is worth so much more.
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ernestmiddle
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May 17th, 2016 at 12:29:02 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

ChesterDog says the jackpot is around $62,000 now.



Why can't bigots express opinions on matters other than their own bigotry?




Because bigotry has hardly changed over the last 40 years.

Highlights of the report reveal that black rates of unemployment have consistently remained about twice that of the white rates across time, regardless of education.

REGARDLESS OF EDUCATION..

ww.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/are-african-americans-locked-out-state-black-america-report-n574436

I know I know belongs over on DIVERSITY website.

Back to serious discussion. Did not mean to hijack, just answering your question.,
DJTeddyBear
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May 17th, 2016 at 3:35:05 PM permalink
I know I risk being banished to the Wizard's dungeon, but I question your math.

If there are 3,600 ways to have matching suited ace/king blackjacks (which I'm not bothering to check or question), wouldn't there also be 3,600 ways to have matching suited ace/queen blackjacks? Add another 3,600 for ace/jack, and 3,600 ace/ten, wouldn't the total be only 10,800? Your chart lists 62,640 combinations for matching suited blackjacks.

I think you missed the part about the matching ranks:
Quote: NJ Rules

2. Matching Suited Blackjacks – the player’s two cards containing a blackjack in the same suit and the dealer’s two card containing a blackjack of the exact suit and rank as the players.

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I wouldn't play it.

While it's 15% hit rate is near the sweet spot of 18%-20% (at least that's what I've been told), that edge is just way too high.

I agree that making it a $5 bet is a smart move, but I hope that it counts towards the table minimum. I.E. Your BJ bet can be $5 less than the posted minimum if you make that $5 side bet. That would be another smart move.

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May 26th, 2016 at 4:43:45 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I know I risk being banished to the Wizard's dungeon, but I question your math.



No, it is I who should be sent to the dungeon. I was indeed wrong. Sorry for the tardy reply. My revised figures are up.

Thank you.
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May 26th, 2016 at 11:18:49 PM permalink
There's a similar bet based on Ace King suited linked up across some Grosvenor casinos in the UK (see http://www.ukcasinotablegames.info/blackjackgrosvenoracekingsuited.html ) however they use £1 bet and three meters.
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May 27th, 2016 at 7:19:26 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Quote: DJTeddyBear

I know I risk being banished to the Wizard's dungeon, but I question your math.

No, it is I who should be sent to the dungeon. I was indeed wrong. Sorry for the tardy reply. My revised figures are up.

Thank you.

Nine days and no reply by you, or any of the other math gurus here, was beginning to make me feel like I WAS in the dungeon.

I'm glad to see I wasn't making a false accusition. And glad I could, in my own little way, help keep WoO the excellent resource that it is.
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February 5th, 2021 at 12:22:14 AM permalink
Good Morning to all,

I was roaming some Casino's in Europe and came across this game, or a variation of it:

fixed fee to pay side bet: 1,5 EUR

Player suited AK, dealer any AK blackjack => progressive jackpot (currently 5000 EUR)
Player suited AK => 90 EUR
Player same colour AK => 40 EUR
Player Any blackjack = 10 EUR

Now, I do count cards. Hi LO with an Ace side count, so my instinct tells me, this game is countable with an Ace side count. What I have done so far is if the TC is 2+ and the Ace side count is lower than 2 per decks remaining (so in other words if 3 decks remaining there should be on average still be 12 Aces in the deck, but I use half of that so in my example remaining aces need to be 18), I play the sidebet. With this tactic I am a little bit up on the sidebet (not major).

Also, I was allowed playing the sidebet on boxes of other players. When the count when up real high, Played 7 boxes of sidebet while I played only 2 boxes of blackjack

I obviously have no idea if this tactic has an edge. Is there somebody on here who is able and willing to help me see if this sidebet is beatable with a HI LO count with ACE side count?

I would be very grateful..

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