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Wizard
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February 8th, 2016 at 5:47:34 PM permalink


I just saw Triple Shot Rummy at the Rampart casino today, out by my house. It wasn't open at the time and there were a few copies of the Dealer's Guide on the table. They were probably planning to do training on it later that day.

I first saw the game at the Global Gaming Expo last year. It plays like Three Card Poker, except they use Rummy scoring. There is also the Pair Plus bet, which pays by the same rules as in Three Card Poker and follows the 1-3-6-30-40 pay table.


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It should take only modifying the scoring function of my Three Card Poker program to analyze this one, so stay tuned.

The question for the forum is would you play Triple Shot Rummy? Multiple votes allowed.
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February 8th, 2016 at 8:24:57 PM permalink
They renamed this game. Trying to think what it was called on the SHFL website, but they had a demo version of it on there for at least 3 years, probably longer. Think it might have been "Three Card Rummy".

It's a decent game to play. As you say, very simple. I've played maybe 5 hours of it, so about 400 hands (computer deals fast), and it's a bit volatile, but holds your interest. The bonus paytable is (was?) pretty generous on the hit rate, not that generous on the pays. I think they must have decided to use the PP bet instead, or perhaps in addition to, that bonus paytable.

Seems like it was a zero score paid 3x, 1-4 was 2x, 5-9 was 1x, 10-11 was 2x again, 3OAK paid something, SF paid something. (Been a while; please don't take my vague recollection as fact.)

I would play it as I knew it before in a casino. I'd want to see what-all they changed before I played it now.

Caveat: AK was not a run for those cards to count zero on the iteration I played; it was an exception. A2 was. Probably makes a difference in the HE calc.

Edit: It's on Bovada as Vegas Three Card Rummy. I've played it there as well, and it's possible I'm misremembering that SHFL ever had it demo'd electronically. Essentially the same game.
Last edited by: beachbumbabs on Feb 8, 2016
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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February 8th, 2016 at 8:45:54 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs


Caveat: AK was not a run for those cards to count zero on the iteration I played; it was an exception. A2 was. Probably makes a difference in the HE calc.



This game plays the same - Ace is always low.
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February 8th, 2016 at 8:57:44 PM permalink
Quote: CrystalMath

This game plays the same - Ace is always low.



Thanks,CM. You work on this?

Edit: This game adds a zero for a 3 card SF and 3OAK, not just a pair. So that means AKQs is not a zero hand, it counts 1 for the rummy part, but is a SF for the PP bonus, yes?
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February 9th, 2016 at 3:57:52 AM permalink
I vaguely remember seeing a game like this (but can't find it in my notes from previous Showcases). The challenges it has are trying to replace established 3CP tables and that an Ace can only be low, which players used to poker might not appreciate. I also found it slightly more difficult that 3CP to work out one's hand value. Meanwhile, I'm guessing the bonus pay-table will be different depending on location/House Edge required.
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February 9th, 2016 at 5:54:08 AM permalink
Thanks, Barb, I knew this game sounded familiar. Here is my page on Vegas Three Card Rummy.



This would appear to be exactly the same thing except ShuffleMaster uses the Pairplus bet instead of the RTG "Bonus Bet." Personally, I think the Bonus Bet makes more sense, as it uses the same scoring as the base game.

I can confirm the Play bet pays as follows:

0 points: 4 to 1
1 to 5 points: 2 to 1
6 to 19 points: 1 to 1
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February 9th, 2016 at 8:37:19 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Thanks,CM. You work on this?

Edit: This game adds a zero for a 3 card SF and 3OAK, not just a pair. So that means AKQs is not a zero hand, it counts 1 for the rummy part, but is a SF for the PP bonus, yes?



I didn't work on this game, but I am familiar with it.

You are correct about the AKQ.
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February 9th, 2016 at 9:17:58 AM permalink
The game will open Thursday afternoon, it is on field trial at Rampart.
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February 9th, 2016 at 7:35:20 PM permalink
Quote: Hittem

The game will open Thursday afternoon, it is on field trial at Rampart.



Thanks. Maybe I'll try to be the first to play it for real money.

BTW, who voted for "I am curious, yellow."?
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February 10th, 2016 at 6:36:27 PM permalink
I just wrote up a page for Triple Shot Rummy. It is mostly copy and paste from Vegas Three Card Rummy. Nevertheless, I welcome all comments, questions, and especially corrections.
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