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Free Bet Blackjack Downtown - Minimums?

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by savage810, Dec 17, 2013.

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  1. savage810

    savage810 Low-Roller

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    Want to try this game at the end of the month. It appears to be downtown at the Golden Nugget and The D. Any other places? What are the table minimums you have seen?

    Thanks!

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  2. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    Binions has it too. During the weekdays you can find $5 tables easy.:peace::beer:
     
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  3. KazooTom

    KazooTom Low-Roller

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    Can someone please tell me what "free Bet" blackjack is?
     
  4. savage810

    savage810 Low-Roller

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  5. maineguy

    maineguy Low-Roller

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    Sounds like a fun game, but I can't find a practice version online...has anyone???
     
  6. Texas Gramma

    Texas Gramma Low-Roller

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    On my Christmas trip I played Freebet Blackjack at The D... and really liked it. The dealers are very helpful for the first few hands and you play it almost like regular blackjack with a couple of exceptions... I won and it was not hard if you already know the regular rules... here is what wizard of odds had to say... http://wizardofodds.com/games/free-bet-blackjack/
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    Free Bet Blackjack plays much like traditional blackjack, with the following standard rules: my comments are in italics
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    6 decks --- Dealer hits soft 17's ---- Blackjacks pay 3 to 2 ---- Double after split allowed ---- Double on two cards only ---- Re-split pairs up to four hands, including aces... did this a couple of times ---- Split aces receive one card only --- Late surrender allowed... did not hear this... did not want to surrender anyway
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    The game introduces two major rule changes:... "Free Doubles" on hard totals of 9, 10, or 11 with any number of cards. With a "free double," the player's original wager is matched with a "free bet" button (which at The D looks like a golden dollar) and the player receives one additional card. At the end of the hand: If the dealer wins, the player loses his original wager only. If the hand results in a push, the player gets back his original wager only. Otherwise, if the player wins, the player gets back his original wager plus winnings equal to double that wager.
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    Dealer pushes on 22. If the player has 21 or less and the dealer busts with 22, then the player's wager is a push. Sounds bad... but it was not a problem at my table... not many pushes.
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    "Free Splits" on all pairs except 10's. With a "free split," the player's two cards are divided into two one-card hands. The player's original wager is placed with the first hand and a "free bet" button is placed with the second hand. The player plays out each hand one at a time and is entitled to a "free double" or "free split" on both hands. For winning hands, each "free bet" button is replaced with real chips equaling the original wager. On hands resulting in a player loss or push, the dealer takes back the "free bet"
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    This was a fun game for me... they had $5 minimums and if the table was not busy you could play two hands... but the table was usually busy. I think if you will try it, you will like it... it's a little more exciting than normal low level blackjack.
     
  7. joshrocker

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    Looks like a lot of fun and the house edge isn't that bad, especially when compared to 6/5. I'll have to give this a try later this year.
     
  8. cjohnson202

    cjohnson202 VIP Whale

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    They have it at Casino Royale on the Strip for $5 min
     
  9. tuck78

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    I remember The Mirage had this, or something very similar when I was there, last year I think. They didn't have it when I was there this past Thanksgiving weekend. I think it was on the $15 tables.
     
  10. kingslender

    kingslender Low-Roller

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    I assume the free doubles on 9, 10, 11 are optional or are they mandatory? I'm not sure which would be better...
     
  11. wernerw

    wernerw Low-Roller

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    They are optional. But you should take them against ANY dealer card.
     
  12. wernerw

    wernerw Low-Roller

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    So the game is available at Golden Nugget, D, Binions, right?
     
  13. Switch

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    Binions took the game out so it's available at Golden Nugget and The D. However, Golden Gate are installing the game later this month.
     
  14. maineguy

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    What if?

    Suppose you take a free bet split, and then get a total of 11 in 2 cards...on your free bet hand....can you get a free bet to double the free split hand?
     
  15. Switch

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    Yes. Although unlikely, it's possible to get 7 free bets out on one hand. I've seen 6 free bets when 3's were split against a dealer 9 - and the player won all of the bets as well as the dealer bust :)
     
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