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Wizard
Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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January 12th, 2015 at 11:30:16 AM permalink
I just up a page about Lucky Draw Baccarat by our own MrCasinoGames. Please click the link and have a look. As always, I welcome all questions, comments, and especially corrections.

The question for the poll is would you play this game?
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
Ayecarumba
Joined: Nov 17, 2009
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January 13th, 2015 at 1:33:02 PM permalink
I am curious about the decision to stand on 5 when the dealer shows 8. Is it marginal, or is it clear that taking one more card will cost more than the potential gain?

Can this game be counted? Would a shoe rich in zeros or little cards swing things in the player's favor? Like taking a card with a 6 if it dealer is showing a 5?
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Wizard
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January 13th, 2015 at 1:36:44 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

I am curious about the decision to stand on 5 when the dealer shows 8. Is it marginal, or is it clear that taking one more card will cost more than the potential gain?

I is probably marginal. On this one I was lazy and just used the numbers by another mathematician that MrCasinoGames provided to me.

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Can this game be counted? Would a shoe rich in zeros or little cards swing things in the player's favor? Like taking a card with a 6 if it dealer is showing a 5?

Discount Gambling says that counting this game is "essentially worthless."
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
Ayecarumba
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January 13th, 2015 at 1:46:38 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I is probably marginal. On this one I was lazy and just used the numbers by another mathematician that MrCasinoGames provided to me.

Discount Gambling says that counting this game is "essentially worthless."

Hmm, stephenhow's strategy recommends drawing on a player total of 9 vs. a dealer 0. There are also different draws recommended for lower player totals. Comments?
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo da Vinci
Wizard
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January 13th, 2015 at 1:53:32 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Hmm, stephenhow's strategy recommends drawing on a player total of 9 vs. a dealer 0. There are also different draws recommended for lower player totals. Comments?

I think it is like doubling down on 11 against 7 in blackjack, for example. Your odds of winning are betting just hitting, but doubling gets more money on the table.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
Romes
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January 13th, 2015 at 2:00:35 PM permalink
I really hope I didn't miss it... but what is the block bonus? The players first 2 cards? What qualifies as an "ultimate block" or a "normal block?" Is this something you have to be familiar with Baccarat to know?

I think this game is very interesting. They should tweak the payouts a bit more to get the house edge down to about 1%, but honestly after that I could see this game actually taking off. It intrigues me =).
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
Wizard
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January 13th, 2015 at 3:12:52 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

I really hope I didn't miss it... but what is the block bonus? The players first 2 cards? What qualifies as an "ultimate block" or a "normal block?" Is this something you have to be familiar with Baccarat to know?

Oops, I forgot about that part.

Ultimate Block = Both player cards greater in rank to the dealer's rank and equal to each other in both rank and suit.
Pair Block = Both player cards greater in rank to the dealer's rank, equal to each other in rank, and one matches the dealer's suit.
Flush Block = One or both player cards greater in rank to the dealer's rank and both equal to the dealer's card in suit.
Normal Block = One card greater in rank to the dealer's rank and equal to the dealer's card in suit.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
MrCasinoGames
Joined: Sep 13, 2010
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January 15th, 2015 at 7:00:05 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I just up a page about Lucky Draw Baccarat by our own MrCasinoGames. Please click the link and have a look. As always, I welcome all questions, comments, and especially corrections.

The question for the poll is would you play this game?

Dear Mike,

Thanks for the update and a Very Nice Photo.
Stephen Au-Yeung (Legend of New Table Games®) NewTableGames.com
EvenBob
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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January 15th, 2015 at 7:14:10 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

?

That dealer looks like my sister in law
20 years ago. Scary mean, though.
Never get on her bad side.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Wizard
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January 15th, 2015 at 7:47:47 PM permalink
Quote: MrCasinoGames

Thanks for the update and a Very Nice Photo.

You're welcome. I remember taking it. As I recall, the dealer didn't want her photo taken but, as her boss that day, you pulled rank.

Quote: EvenBob

That dealer looks like my sister in law
20 years ago. Scary mean, though.
Never get on her bad side.

Do you have pictures?
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.