zbrownson
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March 9th, 2023 at 7:01:26 PM permalink
Hi Everyone,

I will be debuting this game at the Global Table Games conference next month but thought I should give you a sneak peak. The game is Big Bet Blackjack, it plays the same as blackjack except it offers a big raise and big pays

Big Raise:
Players may double or triple their bet on any two cards totaling less than 20
- including after a split
- aces are considered 11 for this rule (so can't raise on A-9, A-A, Blackjack)
- replaces double down option (players can hit or stay, they don't have to take exactly one card)

Big Pays:
- All dealer bets pay odds based on the number of cards the dealer busts with
3 card busts: 1:2
4 card busts: 1:1
5 card busts: 3:2
6 card busts: 3:1
7 card busts: 10:1
8+ card busts: 100:1

That is it. Kept it super simple, easy to explain, easy for dealers to explain, yet adds an element of excitement with some monster payouts that blackjack was missing. I have more info and a demo on my website housewaygaming.com

Anyways, I would welcome your feedback.
SOOPOO
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March 9th, 2023 at 8:34:32 PM permalink
I think you have a chance! I played your demo and the ‘triple down’ option was fun. Of course getting paid 1/2 on most dealer busts tempered that joy.

I didn’t put enough mental energy into the basic strategy changes that the different rules would lead to. Imagine the frustration of busting then seeing the dealer busting on his 8th card! (7-2-2-1-1-1-2-7) as an example.

Good luck!
zbrownson
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March 9th, 2023 at 8:51:26 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I think you have a chance! I played your demo and the ‘triple down’ option was fun. Of course getting paid 1/2 on most dealer busts tempered that joy.

I didn’t put enough mental energy into the basic strategy changes that the different rules would lead to. Imagine the frustration of busting then seeing the dealer busting on his 8th card! (7-2-2-1-1-1-2-7) as an example.

Good luck!
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Thanks! I figured I could sell the 1:2 payout as better than a push like other variants, and also tried to disguise it by offering the bigger payouts for more bust cards in the same paytable. That frustration would be devastating, I guess the saving grace is that the odds of an 8 card bust when the dealer's up card is 7 or higher is astronomical
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March 10th, 2023 at 4:36:34 AM permalink
The very first goal of inventing this game is to discourage card counters, but the majority of players are counters. The ad needs to be more positive. BTW, what’s the house edge?
zbrownson
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March 10th, 2023 at 6:14:46 AM permalink
Quote: aceside

The very first goal of inventing this game is to discourage card counters, but the majority of players are counters. The ad needs to be more positive. BTW, what’s the house edge?
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Thanks for the feedback, I probably may need to tweak the messaging on my site I will take a look at that. The house edge is 0.80% paying blackjacks at 3:2, with a total RTP of 99.44% (since there are potentially 3+ bets in play, this is the total return for all the money put on the table), so still a very fair game for the players.
zbrownson
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February 2nd, 2024 at 6:14:20 PM permalink


This game went live this week at FireKeepers in Michigan.
unJon
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February 2nd, 2024 at 6:29:18 PM permalink
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This game went live this week at FireKeepers in Michigan.
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Good luck it looks fun. Can we get the Wiz to compute basic strategy?
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Zcore13
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February 2nd, 2024 at 6:32:35 PM permalink
Solid game and features. I think you can get some installs, and some i terest from the major distri utors, which is rarely true for new games. Good luck.


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zbrownson
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February 2nd, 2024 at 7:05:14 PM permalink
Good luck it looks fun. Can we get the Wiz to compute basic strategy?
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blackjacklad
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February 3rd, 2024 at 2:33:56 PM permalink
Really interesting change to the game format, I'd love to see this make its way to the UK.
BigCat
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February 5th, 2024 at 12:59:48 PM permalink
Interesting novelty! It seems like this game could bring fresh ideas to blackjack. It will be curious to see how it develops.
YouDontSay00
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February 23rd, 2024 at 6:16:05 PM permalink
Good Luck. I like the game.
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