If the dealer fails to qualify, then the Ante bet will be a push. If the player has made a winning hand of less than a straight, then the bet will only push. The dealer turns over three community cards. Apparently, everyone wants that if they are here to play. Read the strategy section below to make proper plays.

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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 It pays if either the player or dealer lose with a three of a kind or better.

Gaming literature mentions two different pay tables. My analysis of both is below. The bottom line is a house edge of I'm told this side bet can be found in Washington state, the Flamingo in Las Vegas, and Norwegian cruise ship casinos. It pays based on the player's hole cards, except the top award also involves the dealer's hole cards.

The lower right cell in the following table shows a house edge of 8. I have an unconfirmed report that at the Crown casino in Perth, Australia, the blind bet pushes if the dealer doesn't qualify and the dealer wins. Assuming no change in strategy, this happens 1 in every hands. When it happens, the player will lose one less unit. The effect is a reduction in the house edge from 2. Some casinos add on a side bet known as the 6-Card Bonus. This side bet is found on multiple poker-derivative games, so I created a special page for it.

For more information, please see my page on the 6-Card Bonus. What I'm especially pleased with is the advice feature, which offers advice based on optimal strategy. Put in any cards after the flop, river, or turn, and it will tell you the correct play and expected value. Play for free with an advice feature to catch your mistakes. Put in any cards to determine the best play. I have not really been a major gambler, but just wanting to know if this is just a ridiculous idea.

Any input would be great. I practiced a lot then went to Pala Ca. People thought I was crazy, but laughed when I won with the cards I had, which beat the dealer. I enjoy your site. Everytime I click on the screen shot of the practice game all I get is a grey box where the game should be.

You may have an older version of Java installed on your computer. You need Java version 1. Could not get your practice game to load. Checked my version of Java and it complies; running in XP; can you suggest anything?? I liked your original software version…. More effective and efficient to see and understand the nature of the game. The new version has too many unnecessary motions involved.

First time I ever played without betting trips. I was amazed well not really at the way some people chase the trip bet. He actually got upset because I was not playing trips. Never hit a big hand just making the 4 times bet when I should have memorized cheat sheet. They all pretty much know the drill by now. How about a version of this software that allowed for dead cards seeing your neighbors hands and allowed you to adjust equity over a loop of trials with optimal play?

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