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January 7th, 2011 at 7:41:16 AM permalink
Model Karina got a kick out of the game. She was just laughing her head off for a solid minute after I explained the rules.



I know the guy who invented the game well. As I recall, he said the object is to have a non-threatening game to introduce inexperienced players to table games.

Sorry, card counting won't help. Shuffle tracking is probably the most vulnerable way to beat the game.
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January 7th, 2011 at 9:36:52 AM permalink
Wiz you meet all the cute models!

Always wondered what the fascination was to this game. Guess it's just as simple as this forum described. Thanks for the feedback!!
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January 7th, 2011 at 1:33:18 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I know the guy who invented the game well. As I recall, he said the object is to have a non-threatening game to introduce inexperienced players to table games.

Sorry, card counting won't help. Shuffle tracking is probably the most vulnerable way to beat the game.



And he's right. It was the first (and for a few months, only) table game that my girlfriend would play.
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January 7th, 2011 at 2:10:36 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I know the guy who invented the game well. As I recall, he said the object is to have a non-threatening game to introduce inexperienced players to table games.



If that guy is the same person who wrote the flyer explaining the rules, please whack him on the head for me the next time you see him. The "War" phase of the game gives the house its advantage (and a hefty advantage it is). The wording of the rules is extremely and DELIBERATELY misleading. It ends with the phrase "YOU WIN IT ALL!" being used to describe a situation where the player (if he's lucky) GETS HIS BET BACK--in other words, a push.

I HATE (hate, hate, hate) deliberate obfuscation in the casino's presentation of a game and its rules. I rank the wording quoted above on a par with the Spanish 21 game signs that tell you all the wonderful bonuses available and then, at the verrrrrrry bottom, in 4-point type, there is the phrase, "all 10s removed from the shoe".
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January 7th, 2011 at 2:23:59 PM permalink
Quote: mkl654321

If that guy is the same person who wrote the flyer explaining the rules, please whack him on the head for me the next time you see him. The "War" phase of the game gives the house its advantage (and a hefty advantage it is).



In that case, wouldn't it be wise to just decline going to war 100% of the time? Would that reduce the house advantage to 0, or is does the house have an edge in the non-war phase as well?
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January 7th, 2011 at 2:25:26 PM permalink
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In that case, wouldn't it be wise to just decline going to war 100% of the time? Would that reduce the house advantage to 0, or is does the house have an edge in the non-war phase as well?



You lose 1/2 your wager.
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January 7th, 2011 at 3:23:22 PM permalink
I've played a fair amount of it the past few times in Vegas. I played mostly with my Grandma who had never played a table game before that and found War even more exciting than her normal slots. Anything to please her right?

It is what it is, no strategy involved.


When playing at Harrah's my brother and I actually enjoy Triple Shot:

http://wizardofodds.com/tripleshot

Odds be damned, I derive a lot of enjoyment from it.
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January 7th, 2011 at 6:19:22 PM permalink
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Only possible way I could see wanting to play was because Clark Griswold played and you wanted to say you did as well.

"Did as well" ?

Didn't he LOSE?



You are using that wrong, I meant "as well" as in "also" not "as good."

Or did you know what I meant and having some fun with me :-) ?


BTW: I'd be happy do do as well as he did--lose $100 then go back to the room with Beverly D'Angelo waiting? She still looked pretty good then.......
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January 7th, 2011 at 7:40:38 PM permalink
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Quote: DJTeddyBear

Quote: AZDuffman

Only possible way I could see wanting to play was because Clark Griswold played and you wanted to say you did as well.

"Did as well" ?

Didn't he LOSE?



You are using that wrong, I meant "as well" as in "also" not "as good."

Or did you know what I meant and having some fun with me :-) ?

Nope. I completely didn't see what you meant. Even now, it's taking a couple shots to 'get it'. Yeah, I now get it.

Sigh. That's one of the problems with forums....
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January 7th, 2011 at 10:40:02 PM permalink
Quote: mkl654321

If that guy is the same person who wrote the flyer explaining the rules, please whack him on the head for me the next time you see him. The "War" phase of the game gives the house its advantage (and a hefty advantage it is). The wording of the rules is extremely and DELIBERATELY misleading. It ends with the phrase "YOU WIN IT ALL!" being used to describe a situation where the player (if he's lucky) GETS HIS BET BACK--in other words, a push.



I don't think he came up with carnival game wording you refer to. However, I tried to take him to task for it anyway. I'm not sure if he didn't understand my point, or just disagreed with it, but he vehemently defended the game. He just kept repeating, "What is so difficult, both player and dealer match the bet and the winner takes every bet on the table?" I, for one, agree with you.
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