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November 18th, 2018 at 8:42:48 PM permalink


For those who haven't heard, Multiplier Blackjack won third place at the 2018 Cutting Edge show. The owners tell me it already has a few placements in California and about a dozen in Oklahoma. It is blackjack game with two ways to bet -- normally or a version that pays a premium if the dealer busts, as long as the player didn't bust first. Up to 4 to 1 if the dealer busts on a 6.

I just analyzed it and made a page for it. Please have a look: Multiplier Blackjack. As always, I welcome all questions, comments, and corrections.

The question for the poll is would you make the Multiplier bet if playing this game?
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BleedingChipsSlowly
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November 18th, 2018 at 10:06:08 PM permalink
These rules seem contradictory, or am I just not understanding them:

1. Play starts with the player making a blackjack wager and/or the Multiplier wager. There are no restrictions about the ratio of the two bets, the player may bet as much as he wishes on both, subject to casino limits.

2. The Multiplier Blackjack may not exceed the amount of the blackjack wager.

I see with a six deck shoe and favorable blackjack rules the Multiplier Blackjack house edge could be as low as 0.45%. That would make it an interesting bet, but I suppose licensing fees would make that return a no go for any casino.
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November 19th, 2018 at 6:57:03 AM permalink
Quote: BleedingChipsSlowly

These rules seem contradictory, or am I just not understanding them:



You're right, thanks for that catch. Rule 2 should not have been there. I previously misunderstood the rules and forgot to take that one out.

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I see with a six deck shoe and favorable blackjack rules the Multiplier Blackjack house edge could be as low as 0.45%. That would make it an interesting bet, but I suppose licensing fees would make that return a no go for any casino.



The rule about the dealer busting with an 8 is mentioned in the math report given to me, but I don't think anyone follows that rule, in favor of the 3-2 version on an 8. Furthermore, I think many casinos pay 6 to 5 on a blackjack in the game.
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November 19th, 2018 at 10:32:46 AM permalink
Minor format issue: The surrender marking on the Strategy Table graphic does not match the Key/Legend.
Last edited by: gordonm888 on Nov 19, 2018
hitthat16
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November 19th, 2018 at 10:45:21 AM permalink
I imagine the game is not too vulnerable to AP, but I wonder if a style of play where the higher the count is make the normal wager and the lower the count is make the multiplier wager. I’m sure a surplus of 6s and 7s would change things but I’m sure it wouldn’t beat that 2% house edge.

Obviously paying 6:5 on the game is a joke. Makes the game over 3% house edge.

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