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Old August 30th, 2011, 03:20 PM
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Sorry but the gain for an ace sequenzer is to small,
about 10 quids an hour.

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Old August 30th, 2011, 05:14 PM
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cheers for the info guys. Ive only really recently properly got into blackjack and can keep a count fairly well but i tend to leave that to my partner cos hes very good at it and i concentrate on learning to track aces. so far i can only manage one and it has worked a fair few times.

I just had a small thought when i saw the side bet and decided to ask here, if i kept a count of aces i would know how many were left in the unplayed cards and if i was getting the cut then for the first 2 decks i would know how many aces were so from there i could work out the chance of getting a pair or even more. it 5k for 3 suited aces and 100k for 4 suited aces but obviously the chances are so low its not worth it.

It was just a thought that popped into my head at the time, is it actually possible to beat such a side bet by counting aces or atleast increase your chances.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 07:23 AM
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cheers for the info guys. Ive only really recently properly got into blackjack and can keep a count fairly well but i tend to leave that to my partner cos hes very good at it and i concentrate on learning to track aces. so far i can only manage one and it has worked a fair few times.

I just had a small thought when i saw the side bet and decided to ask here, if i kept a count of aces i would know how many were left in the unplayed cards and if i was getting the cut then for the first 2 decks i would know how many aces were so from there i could work out the chance of getting a pair or even more. it 5k for 3 suited aces and 100k for 4 suited aces but obviously the chances are so low its not worth it.

It was just a thought that popped into my head at the time, is it actually possible to beat such a side bet by counting aces or atleast increase your chances.
You can do that successful together with sequenzing, it depends on
the shuffle.

Remember the two key cards above the ace, when the keys come out the
the last round as the very last cards you could expect an ace as the
next first cards.

If you could remember about 5-7 keys every round, you could be
very successful.

Do it like Ben : Youtube : Ben Pridmore. Ben remembers the 2 keys in increments of
2 cards.

E.H.

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Old August 31st, 2011, 09:54 AM
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Sorry, I don't know. I hope to pay a visit in the next couple of days; I'll try and remember to note down all the details. (Something I've forgotten to do on two previous visits.)

From memory, there are three tiers of fixed payouts (I think for any 2, 3, or 4 aces), plus the jackpot. I don't think the jackpot was for 4 suited aces; it may have been something like 3 ace of hearts, but all the above may be misremembered.

You can also get 10% of the jackpot if you are playing the sidebet when someone else at the table wins it. (Hopefully this is in addition to the winner's 100% payout, rather than deducted from it!)
Lol. Knowing the casino in question- I would`nt doubt it if they subract it from the winners progressive total. They are stingy enough with comp points

Would like to roll down there myself and check it out, but no time at the moment due to wrk commitments
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Old August 31st, 2011, 11:33 PM
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Just out of curiosity, does anyone sequence other cards for possibly other games or lets say variations? Is it worthwhile?
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Old September 1st, 2011, 04:45 AM
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Lol. Knowing the casino in question- I would`nt doubt it if they subract it from the winners progressive total. They are stingy enough with comp points
I checked it out. They do in fact subtract it! But it is only 10% shared among any other sidebet players, not 10% per player, so there isn't quite the scope for massive disappointment for the winner that I was considering.

It looks like this may not be the same promo as BigT is discussing, as the details don't quite match (or his memory may be as bad as mine).

The payouts are -

2 unsuited aces: 100
3 unsuited aces: 200
3 suited aces: 500
4 unsuited aces: 5,000
4 same-colour aces: Jackpot

(Presumably 'unsuited' means they don't have to be suited, rather than they mustn't be, but the above is the terminology on display.)

The jackpot stood at around 116,000 yesterday.

There is a stated house edge of 17%, though I don't know how they factor the ever-changing jackpot into that calculation.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 03:46 PM
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Hells bells! 116 000 would make a very welcome addition to the bankroll.

Bet the ploppies are playing from morning till night non stop ( some of them have amazing bankrolls there- I`m sure you`ve seen- Who knows where the money comes from? )

How is pen there lately? Its really been a while since I`ve been.....
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Old September 1st, 2011, 05:00 PM
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Hells bells! 116 000 would make a very welcome addition to the bankroll.
Indeed. Sadly, I make it less than a 1 in 391,000 chance of winning it. There is no mention of a ceiling; the jackpot supposedly rises until someone wins it. So the bet could eventually become +EV, even without tracking the aces in any way.

I don't know whether the jackpot merely increases with time, or whether it is a function of the accumulated number of bets made throughout the country. If it's the former, you would think they would have to protect themselves by setting an upper limit.

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Bet the ploppies are playing from morning till night non stop ( some of them have amazing bankrolls there- I`m sure you`ve seen- Who knows where the money comes from? )
Actually, I've rarely seen anyone playing it. I think perhaps because it is a bit of a faff, as the dealer has to place a special chip on a sensor in order to register each bet with the system.


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How is pen there lately? Its really been a while since I`ve been.....
To be honest, I didn't really pay much attention, and it's been a while since I paid more than a fleeting visit myself. In the past, I've assessed it to be generally fairly poor, in the 66%-70% range.

I don't know if we're being unduly coy by not naming the place. Certainly they would recognise themselves from the details in this thread, so not giving the name really only guards against a Google search.

But I'll stick with that approach for now, and send you a PM just to make sure we are not talking at cross purposes.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 05:18 AM
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Isn't the game available in all stores named after a popular type of apple?
 

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