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Table Games Fell in love with Free Bet BJ on my most recent trip.

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by ND80, Nov 6, 2014.

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  1. ND80

    ND80 Low-Roller

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    Played it for the first time at Mandalay Bay. I thought it was a pretty easy game to pickup and it certainly helps when you have helpful dealers. I'm sure my joy from it came because I kept getting decent double down and split opportunities and won $800 pretty quick before I had to leave.

    Funny aside while I was playing. Got a blackjack and on the next hand I received an ace and told the dealer "If you give me two in a row we will get married tonight" . She started laughing and then dealt me a Jack. Next hand, another ace and I told her "Give me this one and then we will have incredible sex tonight". She started laughing harder and blushing. Bam a king comes out and her face turned bright red. Whole table was laughing. The joys of alcohol and winning.
     
  2. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    ...and, to paraphrase Paul Harvery, "Where's the REST of the story?"
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  3. ND80

    ND80 Low-Roller

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    I wish there but my wife was right next to me :wink2:
     
  4. Mario's Backroom

    Mario's Backroom Low-Roller

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    SMC chick? :thumbsup:
     
  5. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

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    I'm a big fan of free bet as well. I feel like it gives me the biggest potential upside when using my Cosmo one time bet promo chips.
     
  6. ND80

    ND80 Low-Roller

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    Hah good one. She's not but I had my 'time' with them when I was younger. You're probably one of a very few posters who would know what that means
     
  7. bjpcyclone

    bjpcyclone High-Roller

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    I played for the first time last week as well and really enjoyed it. I played for probably an hour and didn't get a single blackjack but did get hit by the dreaded 22 on 5 or 6 occasions. I'll definitely seek it out in Vegas next trip.
     
  8. Mario's Backroom

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    ND '87 :beer: Go Irish!
     
  9. Mario's Backroom

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    ND '87 :beer: Go Irish!
     
  10. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    See, the funny thing about that 22-push?
    It doesn't really bug me that much...no more than a "real" push with the dealer does. Pushes happen, so giving the house an auto-push when they get 22? Sure, it helps the house, but it's not nearly as annoying (given the free splits & doubles) as under-paying a blackjack at 6:5.
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    I've never played FBB in real life (only on MyVegas), but I'm inclined to agree with you. My mantra is "a push is a win", because you still have your money, so I'm totally fine with that. Can't wait to play the real thing on my next trip!
     
  12. kollegekreed

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    Didn't love this, but only played about an hour with dozens of 22 beats. Was a fan of Double Attack Blackjack at Ballys.
     
  13. BayouBengal

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    What are the Cosmo minimums and is it 3:2? I've got some promo chips coming and debating when or how to use them.
     
  14. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

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    Minimums are $25 right now. I think I have seen it go as low as $15. Yes, blackjack pays 3:2.
     
  15. BayouBengal

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    Good enough for me. A friend is coming with me for the super bowl and is itching to try free bet bj. I've never played it
     
  16. kollegekreed

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    It was $15 Thursday night at Mandalay Bay.
     
  17. tringlomane

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    That feeling is why it's a genius rule by Geoff Hall. Those pushes still happen enough to gain the house 6.91%. But the free split/doubles gain the player about 6.6%, leading to about a 1% house edge game.
     
  18. Big Tip

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    And the 6/5 "only" adds about 1.5% to the house in a BJ game. But I agree with topcard on the perception of it. The 6/5 rule seems like they are cheating me. The Push 22 is clearly stated and "part of the game" to me.

    I call 3 card poker, and Let it Ride, table slot machines. Meaning that they have a high house edge and you know you are going to lose unless you hit a jackpot.
    Free Bet has sort of that feel to me, but without the risk. Not ever a huge "jackpot" payoff, but the chance for a goodly amount. I have had seven bets on the table before, but still only risking one bet of my money.
     
  19. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

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    Just came back from Cosmo (Table minimums were $15) and burned my one time use promo chips. I started with $1775 and ended up with:
    Hand 1 - $275 lose
    Hand 2 - $500 natural blackjack - Win $750
    Hand 3 - $500 pair of Aces, free split, dealer busts - Win $1000
    Hand 4 - $500 lose
    Total: $1750

    Nearly a 100% conversion on one time use promo chips is a nice win. In my opinion, there is no better way to use them. Multi-use chips are a different story though.
     
  20. pphold

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    That is really good for one time use promo. Good job pleepleus.

    You have better luck then me at the Free bet at Cosmopolitan.
     
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