buzzpaff
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June 9th, 2012 at 12:54:09 PM permalink
I think DJTeddyBear should get a 3 day suspension for taking the dealer's break card on that Double Down !
buzzpaff
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June 9th, 2012 at 12:55:35 PM permalink
" There's a difference between the quality of a bet with a HE of 0.46% and a bet with a HE of 25%... "

SIGH No evenBob comment.
Paradigm
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June 9th, 2012 at 4:03:49 PM permalink
Hit rate at 23% is good for a side bet and a feature that is missing from many side bets.

Players know that they are getting hammered by a high HE on side bets, but if they are getting paid almost every 4 hands, they don't feel that HE as severly.

It has always amazed me that Lucky Ladies is so prevalent (although you don't see too many players playing it anymore) with a hit rate below 11% and an HE of almost 25%. Let's see.....I am going to wait 9 hands before I win anything and still face a 24% HE. Unless you are counting, I don't know why anyone plays Lucky Ladies when Keno is still available!

Contrast this with Lucky Lucky with a 2.7% HE and a 24.7% hit rate. No wonder DEQ picked this game up from Gaming Network....this is a side bet that makes sense to many players.

If I understand the rules correctly, House Money offers almost a 24 to 1 top payout when you consider that with the AK suited, you are very likely to take your 9 unit winnings along with your 1 unit original bet and cap the entire 10 units on to your main wager. A vast majority of the time (someone help me here with the odds of facing a dealer BJ) you will then be paid another 15 units in the main bet part of this wager for a net win of 24 units. This will occur on a hand that will show up about once every 331 hands (again math guys, please confirm). Based on Wiz's hands per hour calculator, it looks like you are going to see that hand on the table about once per hour.....that is going to be a powerful incentive for players to want to make this bet.

I agree DJ.....House Money could be well received by the market. Let's hope it doesn't have a 24% HE and they may actually have a side bet gets played!
AcesAndEights
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June 13th, 2012 at 2:57:29 PM permalink
Quote: Paradigm

It has always amazed me that Lucky Ladies is so prevalent (although you don't see too many players playing it anymore) with a hit rate below 11% and an HE of almost 25%.


Around my local casinos, Lucky Ladies still gets a ton of action.
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oscar33
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June 13th, 2012 at 5:28:21 PM permalink
Sounds awesome. Any idea what the HE is like?

Oscar
APDave
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June 13th, 2012 at 5:30:24 PM permalink
I watch people play lucky ladies all the time, I always cringe. I was at a no side bet table, and watched the lucky ladies combo get dealt, me and the guy it was dealt to marvled at its appearance, and then both said we'd never have played Lucky Ladies if we'd been at one of those tables.
1BB
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June 14th, 2012 at 4:13:40 AM permalink
Quote: oscar33

Sounds awesome. Any idea what the HE is like?

Oscar






The house edge for Lucky Ladies is around 25% depending on the pay table and can be beaten by counting. Hi-Lo will do it. There are some who play just for this side bet.
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oscar33
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June 14th, 2012 at 4:59:14 PM permalink
Thanks, but I am interested in the HE for House Money.

Oscar
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June 14th, 2012 at 9:18:28 PM permalink
Quote: oscar33

Thanks, but I am interested in the HE for House Money.

Oscar


5 percent
Paradigm
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June 15th, 2012 at 10:12:30 AM permalink
Quote: Pacman

5 percent



5% HE and Hit Rate of 23%.......that is a very nice combination.

Great game name!

A sense of having the option/control to double your winnings by parlaying them on to your BJ hand when you already know your two cards and the dealer's upcard.

This side bet concept has a lot of attractive features, will be interesting to see how it is received when it is rolled out. Hopefully we will see it out in CA as SMI seems to use CA casinos as a regular testing ground.

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