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January 11th, 2018 at 11:01:39 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I'm about 99.54% sure that when dealers push the side bets they are told to do so. 3-2 blackjack is simply not profitable for small bets. A side bet can make more revenue than the base game easily.

I've dealt table games at four different casinos and have never been asked to push side bets. The bets sell themselves. Most dealers don't have a clue, and they push the bets because the majority of customers do play them.

I will often play UTH without betting the Trips. When a dealer or player chastises me, I smile and say "oh, I don't play that." And the conversation ends there 99% of the time. To the posters in this thread who get defensive and point out how much everyone is losing on these bets - stop it! You're being a jerk. Be grateful for the side bets. Without them, there would be much fewer playable games for the rest of us.
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March 6th, 2019 at 2:32:07 PM permalink
The casino I play at requires the Pair Plus at 3CP. Which wasn't horrible when the flush paid 4-1. My gripe is, as a minimum better, my $5 ante bet, $5 play bet, and $5 pair plus bet has a result of a push when you win with only a high card. I'm not breaking even, I'm losing $5.

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