MrCasinoGames
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September 19th, 2010 at 8:09:35 PM permalink

]Invented in 2006.

Mr CasinoGames® who famously endowed Dave Ulliott with the nickname of 'Devil-Fish'.
Over the last 10 years has built up a library of more than 50 Casino Games.
The Intellectual Property rights relating to all such games are specifically reserved.

Mr CasinoGames® will upload descriptions of Games from his Library on a regular basis (More Links at end of page).
I invites comments, praise, criticism, suggestions for improvement indeed any feedback.

The New Way to Deal and Play Blackjack
The Game is significantly faster with One Common-Hand is dealt which all Players share. Each making his own play decisions.
No card will be drawn until all Players have made their play decisions.

Concepts
Completed Common-Hand Concept applies. (No play decision by any Player affects the Dealer's hand thus avoiding arguments)

Roules
No card will be drawn until all Players have made their play decisions.

Playing Procedures
Step 1. All Players make their bets.

Step 2. The Common-Hand of two cards is dealt face up.
One card is dealt face up to the Dealer. The Common-Hand belongs to each Player.

Step 3. Each Player makes a play decision to draw a card, to double down where the Common-Hand qualifies (to receive only one additional card), or to stand.
If the Player elects to draw a card or double down go to Step 4. If the Player elects to stand go to Step 5.

Step 4. Once every Player has made his play decision a third card is dealt face up and will belong to those Players who have elected to draw a card or double down.
If the hand value is below 21 after the third card is exposed, any Player (who has not doubled down) may request a fourth card.
The same procedure as in Step 3 (no double down) is followed until all Players stand or bust.

Step 5. When the Player stands the value of the hand is recorded on the Blackjack Grid (as illustrated) ' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>http://www.casinoholdempoker.com/CHP%20Black%20List/HoneycombGrid.jpg] When all Players have finished their play, if the Common-Hand is lower than 21, the Dealer will Complete the Common-Hand by drawing one or more cards (Continuation Cards) until the Common-Hand totals 21 or busts.

Step 6. The Dealer's hand is completed in the normal way, is compared with the Common Hand. Dealer takes all losing bets; pays all winning bets.
Last edited by: MrCasinoGames on Aug 9, 2017
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mkl654321
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September 19th, 2010 at 8:57:58 PM permalink
Two questions:

Why the terrible rules (restrictions on doubling and splitting)? This alone would kill the game for many players.

Can someone play multiple spots and make different decisions on each one? That might be fun.
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MrCasinoGames
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September 20th, 2010 at 3:19:07 AM permalink
Quote: mkl654321

Two questions:

Why the terrible rules (restrictions on doubling and splitting)? This alone would kill the game for many players.

Can someone play multiple spots and make different decisions on each one? That might be fun.


Answer to the two queries:

The principal advantages of Common Hand Blackjack are:
(a) Speed.
(b) The Dealer's hand to be unaltered regardless of the play decisions of any Player.

To allow doubling on any total other than 9, 10 or 11 would slow the game since each Player would incur thinking and decision time.
With Double on 9-11 only, the dealer can draw a card to a common-hand that is total 8 or lower, and soft 16 or lower without asking player's decisions.

To allow the Player to Split more than once on a multi-player live table would be too complicated for the Dealer (and Inspector) and certainly slow the game down.

Yes, player can play multiple spots and make different decisions on each one.
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weaselman
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September 20th, 2010 at 4:40:36 AM permalink
Quote: MrCasinoGames



To allow the Player to Split more than once on a multi-player live table would be too complicated for the Dealer (and Inspector) and certainly slow the game down.



Makes sense. But what's the deal with disallowing to split 4s? I think, this goes against both your points - it makes the game slower, because now everybody will have to think "can I split this?" every time there is a pair of non-face cards, and complicates the dealer's job, because he has to remember and enforce this odd exception.
I think, simply saying "split any pair except ten or face cards" would be a lot more efficient. Or "just split any pair" for that matter. Nobody splits tens anyway.

What about other rules? Is surrender available? Insurance? Double after split?

It looks like it could be an interesting game to try, but the rules are too strict for me. I could live without splitting tens, but the restrictions on resplitting and the doubles take most of the fun out of it for me.

Also, it seems like it's going to be tough for the dealer to have to remember everyone's decision until the next card is dealt. You are saying there will be less argument between players because the game isn't affected by each other's actions, but I think those arguments are nothing compared to the arguments between players and the dealers "I said stand! No sir, I am pretty sure you said hit. No, you jerk! I said stand!" ...

Oh, and one question. Why does the dealer have to "complete" the common hand after everyone stands?
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MrCasinoGames
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September 20th, 2010 at 11:10:13 AM permalink
Quote: weaselman

Makes sense. But what's the deal with disallowing to split 4s? I think, this goes against both your points - it makes the game slower, because now everybody will have to think "can I split this?" every time there is a pair of non-face cards, and complicates the dealer's job, because he has to remember and enforce this odd exception.
I think, simply saying "split any pair except ten or face cards" would be a lot more efficient. Or "just split any pair" for that matter. Nobody splits tens anyway.

What about other rules? Is surrender available? Insurance? Double after split?

It looks like it could be an interesting game to try, but the rules are too strict for me. I could live without splitting tens, but the restrictions on resplitting and the doubles take most of the fun out of it for me.

Also, it seems like it's going to be tough for the dealer to have to remember everyone's decision until the next card is dealt. You are saying there will be less argument between players because the game isn't affected by each other's actions, but I think those arguments are nothing compared to the arguments between players and the dealers "I said stand! No sir, I am pretty sure you said hit. No, you jerk! I said stand!" ...

Oh, and one question. Why does the dealer have to "complete" the common hand after everyone stands?


I incorporated the former UK splitting rules - 2s, 3s, 6s, 7s, 8s, 9s only - accepting the arguments in favour of retaining these rules as being primarily to protect the Player.
I take the point about 4s although I think that it is in the Player's interests to take a card on 8 rather than draw (twice) with a 4 whatever the Dealer's exposed card.
It is up to the House if it wants to permit splitting for 4s, 5s, 10s or pictures.

What about other rules? Is surrender available? Insurance? Double after split?
Use the House rules.

Weaselman's arguments as to the dealer to have to remember everyone's decision until the next card is dealt.
Step 5. When the Player stands the value of the hand is recorded on the Blackjack Grid (as illustrated)
' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>http://www.casinoholdempoker.com/CHP%20Black%20List/HoneycombGrid.jpg]

Why does the dealer have to "complete" the common hand after everyone stands?
Completed Common-Hand Concept. (No play decision by any Player affects the Dealer's hand thus avoiding arguments)
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