doctordan
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February 22nd, 2018 at 2:02:13 AM permalink
For so-called "EZ Bac" or commission-less bac the rule is typically that any winning bet on Bank which consists of a 3-card total of 7, is a push instead of a win. As I recall, the odds of the game, when employing this rule, go up to about 3% for the house instead of approximately 1.5%.

On a recent trip I played at Caesars and at the Palazzo. At both places they play a different variation of EZ Bac. The special rule is that winning bets on Bank when Bank has a TWO-card total of 6 pay only 50% instead of 100% of the wager.

My question is, does anyone know what the inherent edge for the house is under this rule?

Thanks . . .
777
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February 22nd, 2018 at 11:15:56 AM permalink
Quote: doctordan

For so-called "EZ Bac" or commission-less bac the rule is typically that any winning bet on Bank which consists of a 3-card total of 7, is a push instead of a win. As I recall, the odds of the game, when employing this rule, go up to about 3% for the house instead of approximately 1.5%.

On a recent trip I played at Caesars and at the Palazzo. At both places they play a different variation of EZ Bac. The special rule is that winning bets on Bank when Bank has a TWO-card total of 6 pay only 50% instead of 100% of the wager.

My question is, does anyone know what the inherent edge for the house is under this rule?

Thanks . . .

For no commission and a 50% payout on banker winning hand with 2-card total of 6, I calculated the HE on the banker side to be 0.62725% (house edge on the player remains the same). I suspect there is an error somewhere in my calculation due to the fact that my resulting 0.62725% banker HE is less than the original banker HE of 1.0579%.
ThatDonGuy
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February 22nd, 2018 at 12:47:15 PM permalink
According to the Palazzo's website, this version of baccarat pays 1-2 if the bank wins with 6, whether it is with 2 or 3 cards.
777
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February 22nd, 2018 at 1:44:12 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

According to the Palazzo's website, this version of baccarat pays 1-2 if the bank wins with 6, whether it is with 2 or 3 cards.

Taken new info from you into consideration, banker hand wins with 6 happens 5.3864% of the time, and the banker HE is 1.4581% which is higher than the original banker HE of 1.0579%, and the unchanged player house edge of 1.2351%.

With the new 50% payout when banker wins with 6 and no commission, the banker hand house edge is increased by 38%.

The numbers above are for 8-deck.
Last edited by: 777 on Feb 22, 2018