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Similar game, offering bad beat bonuses, but 3x raise only after two cards. The game itself ran fairly slowly as each game consists of three tricks. They were created using a Mersenne Twister random number generator and a Fisher Yates shuffle. April 13th, at 9: Quoted in Laurel Hicks et al. The return for the Envy Bonus is 0. Sep 24, Threads:

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The only case you don't is with two cards in one suit and one in another when it is sometimes better to discard one of these than the odd card. The logic is that you have more chances of winning the second trick by holding two different suits which can overcome the disadvantage of possibly having a lower card left for the third trick. AhKh8d discard the Kh. Second Round There's also a small chance of discarding the wrong card on the second round.

Jan 20, Threads: April 13th, at 9: Only in England could they turn freakin' Whist into a table game. Casinos are not your friends, they want your money. But so does Disneyland. And there is no chance in hell that you will go to Disneyland and come back with more money than you went with.

Oct 14, Threads: Thanks for this post from: April 14th, at 3: I'm surprised a whist variant got off the ground. I don't think I'm going to fuss with this unless it gets to a dozen placements or so. Are you interested in doing a full analysis? I'd be happy to write it up, giving you full credit. We could even pay you a little bit, but that shouldn't be your primary motive. It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.

July 8th, at 3: At last I managed to play the game for real this weekend and apparently it is in at least two casinos.

Most people were playing the minimum but some were also playing the sidebets which are similar ideas to those in 3-card poker. I sensed many had little idea of a proper strategy and were playing too many hands. I even saw one person play A 2 3, but at least they won the straight bet! The game itself ran fairly slowly as each game consists of three tricks. So a few wins can bring you back into the game.

I've come up with a simple strategy but it still requires knowledge of poker "outs". Play ii 2 Trumps: Play iii 1 Trump: Play with any non-trump 7 or higher. In the example above, there 15 cards that will pair the dealer and beat you three suits each of K, 7, 2, A, and Then there are the two ranks jacks and queens which will out-kick the player.

We don't count the other three nines because those will result in a push. So, because there are only 23 outs 21 or more , we fold. I get asked a lot about combinations of cards that will beat the player. For example, any two dealer spades that would give the dealer a flush in the example above. The answer is no. It would really make things complicated if the strategy accounted for double-card combinations that would beat the player.

Following my Wizard strategy will result in a house edge of 2. The second and third decision points are influenced by the James Grosjean strategy , for which I have great respect, as I do for all of Grosjean's work.

I highly recommend his strategy if you want to something even more powerful than my simple strategy above. This is the most common progressive jackpot, in my experience, so I'll title it the "Common Progressive.

The following table shows the probability and contribution to the return for the various wins. Wins are relative to the amount bet and are on a "for one" basis. What the table above immediately shows us is fixed wins return For each additional player at the table, besides yourself, your return goes up by 0.

The next table shows the break-even point, where the Progressive side bet has zero house edge, according to the bet amount and number of other players not counting yourself. The top win is for a royal flush using at least one hole card, which I call a "hidden royal flush.

The following table shows the return of the fixed wins only, not counting the envy bonus. It shows a return of The return for the Envy Bonus is 0.

The Big Progressive tends to be much larger, because the player must flop a royal flush to win it. In other words, the player cannot make use of the Turn and River cards to win the progressive, unlike in the Small Progressive. There is no Envy Bonus. It was seen at the Buffalo Thunder casino in New Mexico.

Royal entirely on board 0. The return for at any given time is Fixed wins are not deducted from the meter. That would make the overall return Then the player who is dealing will turn over the cards and one of the casino dealers will announce the totals.

Depending on the totals, the dealer may then instruct the person dealing the cards to deal a third card. Finally the dealers will pay winning wagers and collect losing ones out of the dealer's tray. The player who actually deals is not assuming any financial responsibility of the other players bets, unlike pai gow, and is just turning over cards.

Mini baccarat has the same rules are big table baccarat. However, unlike the game at the big table, the dealer turns over all the cards, making for a much faster game.

The odds are exactly the same as those of the big table, assuming the same number of decks. Mini baccarat is sometimes dealt from a six-deck shoe, changing the odds slightly.

It can usually be found in the main casino areas. Midi baccarat is the same as mini baccarat, except the size of the table is larger, and it is usually found in the high-limit rooms, as opposed to the main casino floor. Following are the rules of baccarat.

The terminology can be a little confusing. To try to minimize this, when referring to a particular bet or hand, I will use capital letters. In particular Player and Banker refer to bets as well as particular sets of two or three cards each.

The reason the Banker gets paid less than the Player is the Banker enjoys a positional advantage, with more information available to make the decision on drawing a third card.

The following return tables show the possible outcomes of the Player, Banker, and Tie bets for an 8-deck game. As the lower right cells in each table show, the house edge is 1. The following return tables show the possible outcomes of the Player, Banker, and Tie bets for a 6-deck game.

The following return tables show the possible outcomes of the Player, Banker, and Tie bets for a single deck game. The Betfair Internet casino offers a 2. The "bonus casino" at the 5 Dimes Internet sports book pays 1. Assuming eight decks, the house edge on that bet is 1. The Tie has been known to pay 9 to 1 at some casinos.

For example, Binion's Horseshoe in Las Vegas used to, and the online casino pays 9 to 1. Here is the house edge on the tie bet if it pays 9 to 1. The "bonus casino" at the 5 Dimes Internet sports book pays 9. Assuming eight decks, the house edge on that bet is 0.