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Table Games Lucky Ladies

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by gmille58, Jun 24, 2015.

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  1. gmille58

    gmille58 Low-Roller

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    Stopped by the local (non-tribal) casino last night and was playing at the blackjack table with the lucky ladies side bet. For those not familiar, it is a side bet on your first two cards totaling 20. For a 6 deck shoe, any 20 pays 3-1, suited pays 9-1, matched (two identical cards) pays 19-1, two queen of hearts pays 125-1, unless the dealer has a blackjack, then it pays 1000-1.

    Playing with three other people and while I don't play that side bet, after a couple of hands with nearly no face cards, one of the gals started putting a red chip on it. About the third hand after she started playing it she gets two queen of hearts, and the dealer showing the ace. She almost started to hyperventilate. The dealer checked and had the face card down! That is the big payout, $5000.

    That place has dealers keep their own tips. That dealer had probably the best down of his career. She gave him 3 black chips right away, then started betting greens for him for the rest of his down, and gave him another two greens when he was tapped out. It was funny because the next dealer tried to tap him out early and he nearly yelled at her, "I know the time!" Probably around $600-$700 in that ten minutes.

    I have only seen the queen of hearts pair with a bet on it two other times, and neither time did the dealer have blackjack. In the 6 years or so that I have seen that bet offered, I have only been dealt the two Q of hearts three times, but never had a bet on it.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Gold Coast & Fremont have this... I've drawn the 2 Q/Hearts twice... both times with nothing out there... the worse one was at the Fremont... playing two-deck there, the queens pay 200-to-1.
    I always bet $1 on it on the first hand after a shuffle...sort of a superstitious thing... I'll put the dealer on it as well about half the time.
    Anyway, the dealer shuffles & deals before I realize that I didn't have my bet out there...dealer apologizes for not reminding me...so, I say to the dealer, "You know I probably have it now.", and of course - I did.
    The other time I got it was well into the deck when I usually don't bet it, so I can't complain about that one.
    I've seen plenty of other players get 'em, but only one who had the bet out & dealer got a blackjack... she had $10 on it & made $10K (before tax). That was at Gold Coast.

    The sucker side-bet I actually like (at Gold Coast) is the "18-Bet".
    On shitty counts, I'd play it, and it saved me a lot!
    How it works is that you must bet the amount equal to your regular bet, and it's just like a second hand, only with no cards...it is an 18. There's even a picture of a King & 8 on the felt in the bet-box.
    It beats the hell out of the 12s through 17s one seems to frequently get on negative counts.
    Anyway, I have no idea if the Wizard has worked up a strategy for this play, but I would think it could actually be an advantage play on a negative count... at least it has been for me...
     
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    TriggerMN High-Roller

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    I was playing at a table a couple of years ago at the Flamingo about 3:00 in the morning on a weeknight when a guy hit this with a $3 bet on the lucky ladies. He had the same reaction. He was yelling at the dealer, "You have it! You have it!" before she looked. Then she got the big surprised look on her face and he went bonkers. The pit boss had to call upstairs to verify it, so it was about 10 minutes before we started playing again.
     
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