Bighurt52235
Joined: Feb 28, 2011
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February 28th, 2011 at 11:43:38 PM permalink
This game is soon to be premiering at the casino for which I work in Olympia, WA, The Red Wind Casino. It is a six deck game, and standard blackjack rules apply. House rules do not allow doubling after splitting, and aces may be split only once, surrender is not allowed. The game features three bets, all of which must be made, but do not have to be equal. There is the High Card bet, where highest card wins even money. Where this differentiates from the single deck game, matches are pushes, and only suited matches lose half the wager. After that is settled, the rest of the deal is completed like a standard blackjack hand. The Poker Hand bet is comprised simply of the players' two cards, and the dealer's up card. I found the pay table to be quite curious. There are four winning hands; a straight, a flush, three of a kind, and a straight flush. All of these hands pay 9 to 1. I found that interesting. After that wager is settled, the blackjack hand plays out. I am told by the man who came to train the dealers (who happens to be WSOP bracelet winner Joe Awada, which I found kinda funny), that Stanley Ko worked on the math for this game. Im interested in seeing it analyzed. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Croupier
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March 1st, 2011 at 12:08:05 AM permalink
Quote: Bighurt52235

The Poker Hand bet is comprised simply of the players' two cards, and the dealer's up card. I found the pay table to be quite curious. There are four winning hands; a straight, a flush, three of a kind, and a straight flush. All of these hands pay 9 to 1. I found that interesting. After that wager is settled, the blackjack hand plays out.

This is also known as 21+3 and has been covered by the Wizard.

The rest I am less sure of.
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Bighurt52235
Joined: Feb 28, 2011
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March 1st, 2011 at 12:26:27 AM permalink
Well thank you, that is the information I was looking for. Interesting to use that pay table I think, when the 100, 35, 33, 10, 5, -1 table looks more appealing to the average uneducated gambler, and has a greater house edge.
Wavy70
Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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March 1st, 2011 at 12:48:45 AM permalink
Heck the name 3 Way Action made me take a look.
I have a bewitched egg that I use to play VP with and I have net over 900k with it.
Croupier
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March 1st, 2011 at 12:49:03 AM permalink
I think its for the sake of simplicity as a side bet on BJ, as with so many different payouts it would basically take forever to sort a full round of winning side bets and then it becomes 3 card poker with a BJ side bet.

EDIT - and unless it already exists, a BJ based side bet for 3CP is now my Intellectual Property :P
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Wizard
Joined: Oct 14, 2009