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July 25th, 2019 at 3:32:47 PM permalink
Hello, all at WoV! My name is Mario Garza. I'm the owner/operator of Aurora Poker Gear and I'm excited to announce our latest product, The Wizard of Odds Blackjack Strategy Cards! We've been working alongside the man himself, Michael Shackleford, AKA Wizard, and the guys at WoO, to develop these cards. (MS has given me permission to post this, btw.)

Our goal with the Wizard of Odds Blackjack Strategy Cards was to create a sleek, modern, easily-read series of strategy cards that covers the gamut of all major games offered in casinos and online. With 6 different strategy cards available for various game types, the Wizard of Odds Blackjack Strategy Cards allow the player to play perfect strategy in the following blackjack variations:

Single Deck, Dealer Hits on Soft 17
Single Deck, Dealer Stands on Soft 17

Double Deck, Dealer Hits on Soft 17
Double Deck, Dealer Stands on Soft 17

4-8 Deck Shoe, Dealer Hits on Soft 17
4-8 Deck Shoe, Dealer Stands on Soft 17

Individual cards and the 6-Pack (all cards) are available now on the Aurora Poker Gear Shop and the APG Etsy shop for $3.99 and $19.99, respectively. The same will be available on Amazon within the next week or so. (Links at bottom.)

Free First Class Mail to anywhere in the USA. Priority Mail is $8. International buyers pay actual International First Class USPS Mail rate. (More details soon.)

Three 2-packs will be available in the near future:

Single-Deck 2-Pack (H17/S17)
Double-Deck 2-Pack (H17/S17)
4-8 Deck Shoe 2-Pack (H17/S17)

The back of each Wizard of Odds Blackjack Strategy Card features clear instructions on how to use the cards, as well as finer points such as "split if double after split is allowed."

Measuring 2.75" x 4.75" (tarot size), the Wizard of Odds Blackjack Strategy Cards are small enough to fit in a typical pant or shirt pocket, but large enough so those with vision impediments can read them easily. The color-coded actions are recognizable at a glance.

The cards are made of 100% plastic in an anti-glare matte finish and have a feel similar to plastic cards from the USPCC/Kem. They are bend-, tear-, and water-resistant.

Please, feel free to leave questions/comments/concerns in this thread or DM me. I look forward to chatting with all of you!

Links:
www dot aurorapokergear dot com/shop
etsy dot me/2giM40i

Pics:
imgur dot com/gbXhBn3

(Sorry for the funky links. MS or a mod will correct them. Until then, just replace the " dot " with a ".")
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July 25th, 2019 at 3:41:40 PM permalink
Any cards coming for poker based table games?


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July 25th, 2019 at 3:46:47 PM permalink
Hopefully MS really did give permission. Until they speak I am not visiting website
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July 25th, 2019 at 5:30:09 PM permalink
Quote: aurorapokergear

(Sorry for the funky links. MS or a mod will correct them. Until then, just replace the " dot " with a ".")



Here are those links:

Aurora Poker Gear

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AuroraPokerGear?ref=l2-shopheader-name

https://imgur.com/gbXhBn3
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July 26th, 2019 at 1:07:59 AM permalink
I would recommend instead of three two packs, make 2 three packs.

(One with all the H17 games and the other with all the S17)

Customers in certain geographical regions have most casinos in the area offering one or the other.(with different deck variants)
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July 26th, 2019 at 4:28:35 AM permalink
Since you made these are you going to make video poker ones too?
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July 26th, 2019 at 5:19:38 AM permalink
I think this is a neat idea to monetize WOO brand. Hope itís successful and the first of many gambling related products. On my iPhone the quality of the pictures on the website is very poor. Not sure if itís a website issue. Would be great if these were available through Amazon.

ETA: problem was my phone reception. Pic quality fine now.
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July 26th, 2019 at 9:12:06 AM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

Any cards coming for poker based table games?


Quote: GWAE

Since you made these are you going to make video poker ones too?



At this point, we're taking it one step at a time. We haven't discussed other games yet, but it's always been a hope of mine.

I think cards for video poker--JoB, BP, DDB,--would be the next logical step. I'm dreaming of a design as we speak. :) (I actually made some small cards for a little Vegas trip my wife and I took and they worked out great. Got me thinking about the concept.)

MS has suggested:

1) jumbo versions of these cards
2) a general strategy blackjack card (for those who don't want specifics)

I think both of these are musts; it's just a question of when. For the jumbo cards, I keep coming back to a size of 3.5 x 5.75" (89 x 146mm).

Quote: GWAE

Hopefully MS really did give permission. Until they speak I am not visiting website



Understandable. One must try to avoid being rick-rolled, wherever one can. :) The links are fixed now. They take you to the APG and Etsy shops, and the pics.

Quote: happahero

I would recommend instead of three two packs, make 2 three packs.

(One with all the H17 games and the other with all the S17)

Customers in certain geographical regions have most casinos in the area offering one or the other.(with different deck variants)



This is interesting on a few levels. Most of my experience is in Vegas only, but I've noticed that H17 is far more common than S17. Maybe I should make a poll thread on this.

Quote: unJon

I think this is a neat idea to monetize WOO brand. Hope itís successful and the first of many gambling related products. On my iPhone the quality of the pictures on the website is very poor. Not sure if itís a website issue. Would be great if these were available through Amazon.

ETA: problem was my phone reception. Pic quality fine now.



Glad the pics are ok and thanks for the well-wishes! I do plan to change them up in the near future (the lighting could be better and the delivery of the idea could be a little clearer), but I've been trying to adopt the "finished is better than perfect" mantra. It's helped me get a lot more done.

Thanks for taking the time to post, guys! Feel free to throw out any suggestions, likes/dislikes. A version 2.0 in the future is not out of the question.
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July 26th, 2019 at 9:18:26 AM permalink
I like the free shipping on cards. It shows some thought went into it. A few years ago, I ordered four $3.99 cards from a certain publisher and he billed me $11.00 to ship them. When I complained he said it was $8 plus a dollar an item for shipping. After I commented on his website, they agreed it was excessive and made changes.
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July 26th, 2019 at 9:32:08 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

I like the free shipping on cards. It shows some thought went into it. A few years ago, I ordered four $3.99 cards from a certain publisher and he billed me $11.00 to ship them. When I complained he said it was $8 plus a dollar an item for shipping. After I commented on his website, they agreed it was excessive and made changes.


Shipping is always a challenge. Amazon has made free shipping the standard and it can be hard for small businesses to make it available to their customers. Luckily, with their FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) and MCF (Multi-Channel Fulfillment) programs, even small sellers like myself can offer free shipping by allowing Amazon to handle logistics. That's actually what I'm working on today, getting these up on Amazon and setting up MCF. In the meantime, our free shipping is USPS First Class (snail) Mail.

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