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April 29th, 2019 at 4:21:58 AM permalink
Other than the free chip mechanic, Playtech's new game Free Chip Blackjack changes the rules thusly:

If the dealer shows a 10 value and busts, all non BJ surviving hands push
If the player stands on a 2 card 17 and dealer gets 17 player wins.
If the player stands on any 17 and dealer busts, it pushes.

Given these restrictions what's the best play against a dealer 10 if there are no free chip opportunities this round?
What's the best play on soft 17 versus a dealer 7?
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April 29th, 2019 at 4:26:30 AM permalink
Soft 17 against a 7 has to be stand.
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April 29th, 2019 at 4:44:06 AM permalink
From another website, someone wrote this about the basic rules.

Quote:

Dealer advantage: Dealer hands of 22+ with a 10 value dealer upcard or player 17 push.
Player advantage: Hit on split aces, player 2 card 17 beats dealer 17, free chips

Free chips can be taken from any hard 9-11 double or any non 10 card split. They cost nothing but pay out as normal if they win.



This seems to be 90% based on Geoff Hall's FreeBet. I'm wondering if he's behind it, or if they're ripping off his IP.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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April 29th, 2019 at 4:58:28 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

From another website, someone wrote this about the basic rules.
This seems to be 90% based on Geoff Hall's FreeBet. I'm wondering if he's behind it, or if they're ripping off his IP.


Hi beachbumbabs,

I can tell you is not Geoff Hall's game and he is not behind it.
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April 29th, 2019 at 5:24:41 AM permalink
Nothing says fun like pushing when the dealer busts.
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April 29th, 2019 at 7:47:58 AM permalink
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Hi beachbumbabs,

I can tell you is not Geoff Hall's game and he is not behind it.



Stephen,

Is it yours, then? Or someone else's?
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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April 29th, 2019 at 7:52:32 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Stephen,

Is it yours, then? Or someone else's?


Hi beachbumbabs,
No, It is not My.

I know it is not Geoff Hall's game, Because if it is his, he will have told me already.

The Blackjack game I have, that is anywhere near FREE-Bet Blackjack is Top-Up® Blackjack™ (aka FREE-Match Blackjack™) that does not use any Bust-PUSH Rules, and use Real-Money and not Gold-Coins.

Top-Up® Blackjack™ RULES: http://bit.ly/2uplIDp
* Top-Up® Blackjack™ is a liberal version of Blackjack which matches 1/2 the cost of Players Split and Doubles, in Real Money. http://bit.ly/2uplIDp

BTW. I have forword this post to Geoff Hall.
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April 29th, 2019 at 8:20:12 AM permalink
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Hi beachbumbabs,
No, It is not My.

I know it is not Geoff Hall's game, Because if it is his, he will have told me already.

The Blackjack game I have, that is anywhere near FREE-Bet Blackjack is Top-Up® Blackjack™ (aka FREE-Match Blackjack™) that does not use any Bust-PUSH Rules, and use Real-Money and not Gold-Coins.

Top-Up® Blackjack™ RULES: http://bit.ly/2uplIDp
* Top-Up® Blackjack™ is a liberal version of Blackjack which matches 1/2 the cost of Players Split and Doubles, in Real Money. http://bit.ly/2uplIDp

BTW. I have forword this post to Geoff Hall.



Yeah, thanks, Stephen. I PM'd him too. Hope he'll check in the next day or two.
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April 29th, 2019 at 8:35:13 AM permalink
I think this game maybe countable, if is ply in a land-based casino without using a shuffing machine.
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April 29th, 2019 at 9:27:32 AM permalink
Hi Steve, Barbara,

Thanks for the notification on this. I'm very disappointed with Playtech as they had an opportunity to license FreeBet before I sold all of the rights to Scientific Games. It seems as though they have used my free bet concept and devised their own way of compensating the dealer. I don't believe that this compensating rule is anywhere near as good as the 'Push 22' as the player is in an awful position whenever the dealer has a 10 showing. I also believe that this version would be more countable in a land-based environment.

I'm hoping that this does not start a trend for operators, whether land-based or online, to take out a nice feature and then work on their own way to complete the game. Playtech will end up costing themselves money IMO as they will have a weaker game installed and the license fee that they would pay Shuffle Master would be covered by the added interest gained by offering a game that is now well known and popular.

Evolution Gaming will be offering FreeBet on a live dealer platform and that game will be launched in May. I wish them every success as they have acquired the game using honorable methods and have licensed the necessary ip.

In my opinion, Playech have always been difficult to deal with and they will look to grasp every penny they can using any means that are not illegal but highly questionable morally as far as I'm concerned. This Free Chip concoction that they have devised underlines their willingness to avoid paying any royalty fees in return for having an inferior game on their website.

I will be writing to Playtech about this but it normally takes them around 3 months to respond to my emails unless it's something that they want.

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