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Wizard
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June 17th, 2016 at 9:46:36 AM permalink
I saw a new table game at the Venetian yesterday (6/16/16) called Lucky 8. Here are the basic rules:

1. Game is played with two modified decks of aces to eights only plus one joker per deck.
2. Aces count as one point. Jokers count as eight points.
3. Player and dealer each get eight cards.
4. The object is to form as many sets of eight points as possible. A set can consist of any number of cards. In the event of a tie on the number of sets, the one with the more unused cards shall win.
5. After the player sees his cards he must fold or raise, as in Three Card Poker.
6. Dealer must have a at least one natural 8 or a joker to qualify, otherwise only the Ante will win.
7. If the dealer qualifies the one with more sets wins. If there is a tie, then the one with more remaining cards shall win.

Here are scans of the rack card. Click on either image for a larger version.







Here is the pay table on the Lucky 8 side bet:

8 pays 1000 to 1
7 pays 500 to 1
6 pays 250 to 1
5 pays 40 to 1
4 pays 5 to 1
3 pays 2 to 1
2 pays 1 to 1

I haven't even touched an analysis and didn't have time to play it.

The question for the poll is would you play Lucky 8?
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
Wizardofnothing
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June 17th, 2016 at 10:17:57 AM permalink
I would definitely play this as long as the their is no computer telling the dealer how to set their hands....
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June 17th, 2016 at 10:23:47 AM permalink
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Assume the worst, believe no one, and make your move only when you are certain that you are unbeatable or have, at worst, exceptionally good odds in your favor.
gamerfreak
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June 17th, 2016 at 10:48:14 AM permalink
Are all natural 8's and sets of 8's equal when comparing the player's outcome to the dealer's?
TheoHuxtable
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June 17th, 2016 at 11:44:19 AM permalink
I played this game at last at G2E last year. It took a few hands to grasp but once we did it was good fun. Pai Gow Pokers may enjoy the slightly more complex puzzle to solve when setting hands. Curious to see how the rate of pushes compares to PGP.

I can't remember the exact rules at G2E but it seems like they made some slight modifications between now and then. I'll give it a shot if I find myself at Venetian.
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onalinehorse
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June 17th, 2016 at 2:07:06 PM permalink
" SEE DEALER FOR ADDITIONAL RULES " REALLY?
Avincow
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June 17th, 2016 at 2:34:07 PM permalink
Is the deck shuffled after every round?

I don't get the side bet. Is it based on the number of 8's only in your particular hand?
miplet
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June 17th, 2016 at 3:12:33 PM permalink
Quote: Avincow

Is the deck shuffled after every round?

I don't get the side bet. Is it based on the number of 8's only in your particular hand?


Yes shuffled every round and just natural 8s and jokers.

A small correction for Wiz: it's the fewest discards win incase of a tie.
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billryan
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June 17th, 2016 at 4:10:49 PM permalink
Played a few hands, here are the results.

1) player 4 8s, 1 side card
Dealer 3 8s 3 side cards

2)player 3 8s, 3 side.
Dealer 38s, 3 side.

3)player 2 8s, 4 side
Dealer 4 8s, 1 side

4)player 4 8s, 3 side
Dealer 4 8s, 3 side.

Best hand had 2 8s and a joker.
Avincow
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June 17th, 2016 at 5:21:58 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Played a few hands, here are the results.

1) player 4 8s, 1 side card
Dealer 3 8s 3 side cards

2)player 3 8s, 3 side.
Dealer 38s, 3 side.

3)player 2 8s, 4 side
Dealer 4 8s, 1 side

4)player 4 8s, 3 side
Dealer 4 8s, 3 side.

Best hand had 2 8s and a joker.



How often is the dealer qualifying? Like half the time? And how does the dealer determine the sets ?

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