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June 13th, 2022 at 1:05:53 PM permalink
Long time lurker here but I don't see this game posted anywhere so I figured I would make an account and ask about it...

Just got back from a business trip in Biloxi and my wife and I had a ton of fun playing this game. It was at the Golden Nugget. The felt and rack card said Three Card Sabotage but the flag on the table said Three Card Poker. I was calling it "Three Card Poker on steroids". Basically 3CP but the dealer gets 4 cards. After the dealer makes his hand there are 2 sabotage cards that will remove any matching cards from the dealers hand. The dealer always qualifies and the players can bet 1x or 2x the ante on the Play circle. The ante bonuses were much better than 3CP as well. I think these were the only differences. The sabotage cards really are what made the game fun. I was surprised at how often the dealers hands got wrecked by them. It was the loudest cheering i have ever seen at a table game. Very streaky game though.

Anyways, I googled the game and the only thing that came up was a generic page on the Shuffle Master website. I was wondering if anyone knew of any casinos in the Northeast US that had it? The dealers said it was new so there might not be that many casinos that had it. Figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.
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June 13th, 2022 at 2:10:01 PM permalink
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Long time lurker here but I don't see this game posted anywhere so I figured I would make an account and ask about it...

Just got back from a business trip in Biloxi and my wife and I had a ton of fun playing this game. It was at the Golden Nugget. The felt and rack card said Three Card Sabotage but the flag on the table said Three Card Poker. I was calling it "Three Card Poker on steroids". Basically 3CP but the dealer gets 4 cards. After the dealer makes his hand there are 2 sabotage cards that will remove any matching cards from the dealers hand. The dealer always qualifies and the players can bet 1x or 2x the ante on the Play circle. The ante bonuses were much better than 3CP as well. I think these were the only differences. The sabotage cards really are what made the game fun. I was surprised at how often the dealers hands got wrecked by them. It was the loudest cheering i have ever seen at a table game. Very streaky game though.

Anyways, I googled the game and the only thing that came up was a generic page on the Shuffle Master website. I was wondering if anyone knew of any casinos in the Northeast US that had it? The dealers said it was new so there might not be that many casinos that had it. Figured it wouldn't hurt to ask.
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Fascinating. Obviously "Dealer has 4 cards" is an enormous dealer advantage and the sabotage cards and No DNQ are meant to compensate. I imagine that the strategy is completely different than 3CP.

Just checking: the sabotage cards will remove any cards with matching rank?

And if dealer has A222 and the sabotage cards are 2-3, the dealer only has a one card hand, an Ace-high. Would that beat a player's K-High hand such as KQ7?
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June 13th, 2022 at 2:49:58 PM permalink
You have it correct. High card still plays. There was an instance where one of the players had a third card and the dealer didn't and the player won. I think dealer had like K-10 and the player had K-10-4

It was daunting seeing the dealer with 4 cards at first but it really didn't feel like an advantage once we played for a bit. When the dealer had a straight or a flush it got nuked into like a 9 high it felt like most of the time. Thats when the table would really get loud.

One guy swears he had the strategy down. He played Q-8 for 1x and A-10 or better for 2x. The Q-8 felt about right but i played a pair or better for 2x. The game was super fun, my wife really wants to play again but we aren't going back to Biloxi anytime soon lol
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June 13th, 2022 at 4:02:13 PM permalink


Yeah, can't find much. The Mississippi Gaming Commission approved it in January 2022.

What's that other side bet? A progressive jackpot?

Did you bring home one of the rack cards?

It's a clever gimmick. Lots of suspense.
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June 13th, 2022 at 6:06:42 PM permalink
The only side bet was a normal Pair Plus. I think the ante bonus was straight 2-1, trips 5-1, SF 10-1 and Mini Royal 50-1. It pays win or lose.

My wife grabbed a rack card. I will find out if it made it home and I will share it tomorrow if it did
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June 15th, 2022 at 12:24:31 PM permalink
I found the rack card but it appears i am not allowed to post a link or image. If you replace the space with a . below u can see the rack card. Sorry it got a bit mangled in our luggage

imgur com/a/HKRpFQL
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June 15th, 2022 at 3:01:36 PM permalink
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I found the rack card but it appears i am not allowed to post a link or image. If you replace the space with a . below u can see the rack card. Sorry it got a bit mangled in our luggage

imgur com/a/HKRpFQL
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The forum's in-built image hosting ("Insert My Picture", down below the cancel button) should work (to the best of my knowledge), although there are some file size restrictions and refused uploads do not come with a handy error message.

Due to the file size limits, cropping and resizing are likely necessary for any image captured with a modern camera like a cell phone.

External links and images are blocked for new members until good standing is established, as a spam prevention measure.

Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you. -D
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June 15th, 2022 at 3:57:25 PM permalink
I've had a very quick look at this, so haven't checked my logic/figures, but ignoring the Player's cards the Dealer gets
Pair or Better : 44.91%
A-high : 14.49%
K-high : 11.71%
Q-high or lower : 28.89%
So it looks as if your fold/call cut-off might be somewhere in Kxx, and your big raise is with a good Ace or any pair or better.
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June 15th, 2022 at 5:24:49 PM permalink
For basic strategy, I am currently getting:

Raise 4: AQ2 or higher

Raise 2: K97 Or Higher

Fold: K-9-6 or lower

I still have a bug relating to when the sabotage cards are paired and match a dealer card. When I fix it, my recommended strategy may change a skootch.
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