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November 16th, 2012 at 11:05:57 AM permalink
The US house edge is 5.86% so not too high - the UK is 3.75% although in the UK you are limited to the side bet by the amount of your Blackjack wager (as well as being £25 max' bet for the side wager).

Stephen How did some count analysis on the '22' and it does give a decent edge, on a few occasions, but this is lowered by restricting the side bet to the size of the player's Blackjack wager. I will suggest that they do this in the US along with introducing a $100 max' limit. If I remember correctly, the player could attain around 1.6% edge at times (22 edge minus the added blackjack disadvantage) by using a specific count tailored to the A, 2, 6 as you suggested - however, unless a casino uses huge limits, I'm hoping that it would not be worthwhile.

Anyway, I appreciate your thoughts Eliot and will be keeping an eye on the figures now that it has been released in the UK.
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November 21st, 2012 at 8:08:29 AM permalink
Is the game at Golden Nuggett, Vegas, now?
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November 22nd, 2012 at 12:28:09 PM permalink
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Is the game at Golden Nuggett, Vegas, now?



Unfortunately no, it still needs Nevada Gaming approval and this will take around a week to complete.

I'll be in Vegas next week so I'm hoping that it will be approved by next weekend.
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November 22nd, 2012 at 12:30:38 PM permalink
For anyone who is interested, I have just completed a Free Bet Dealing Procedure Video which was filmed at my local casino.

Here's the link for anyone who wishes to watch it:-

Free Bet Dealing Procedure Video
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November 22nd, 2012 at 2:38:55 PM permalink
Watched the video, very well done. I did not hear any mention of free doubles on 3 card totals so I assume that is out?

Edit: Also watched the video of Henri, he is very cute!
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November 22nd, 2012 at 3:24:13 PM permalink
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I did not hear any mention of free doubles on 3 card totals so I assume that is out?


Was that option EVER available?

I'd assume not since that's not an option on regular blackjack...
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November 22nd, 2012 at 4:06:22 PM permalink
Quote: bigfoot66

Watched the video, very well done. I did not hear any mention of free doubles on 3 card totals so I assume that is out?

Edit: Also watched the video of Henri, he is very cute!



Yes, the multi-card doubles have been exchanged for free splitting 4's as the main variant. You may still find the multi-card version around but not in Vegas.

Thanks for watching (and also the Henri comment :-) ).
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November 22nd, 2012 at 4:46:20 PM permalink
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November 22nd, 2012 at 9:52:23 PM permalink
Quote: Switch

Yes, the multi-card doubles have been exchanged for free splitting 4's as the main variant. You may still find the multi-card version around but not in Vegas.

Thanks for watching (and also the Henri comment :-) ).



You are most welcome. I have to think that multi card doubling is has more EV for the player than splitting 4's, but simpler rules are better than more complicated rules.
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November 22nd, 2012 at 10:05:53 PM permalink
Quote: Switch

Unfortunately no, it still needs Nevada Gaming approval and this will take around a week to complete.

I'll be in Vegas next week so I'm hoping that it will be approved by next weekend.


Wait I'm confused, wasn't it already at the Golden Nugget?

Oh, I'm guessing it was the rules change, requiring re-approval.
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