Blackjack Plus

Crown Pontoon uses up to eight modified decks with all face-value Tens removed i. The Wizard of Odds. Exact payouts vary depending on the number of decks used and the specific form of 21 being played. This is a loyalty rewards program which is free to sign up for either online or through the help desk at the casino which grants members points for every transaction made within the Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne and Crown Perth, if you play 21 there. But all these player-friendly rules are made redundant by one big, fat stinker:

Why to avoid Blackjack Plus

Introduction

So, to sum up, Blackjack Plus is a gross perversion of the game of 21 and should be avoided like the plague. This used to be the stock-in-trade before the scourge that is Blackjack Plus took hold on Southbank. The house edge for Crown Blackjack is around 0.

If you have the cash and the clout to hang with the high rollers in the Mahogany Room, you might just find a halfway decent Vegas Blackjack table.

This is as close to Nevada rules as you will get in Melbourne. This is a distinctly Aussie blackjack variation, and probably your best chance of finding a low minimum bet limit outside BJ Plus. Crown Pontoon uses up to eight modified decks with all face-value Tens removed i. Crown also offers 6 to 5 Pontoon, with a decreased payoff for naturals. Below are a few sidebet options you might find on any of the available 21 games at Southbank or Burswood.

Wins at 2 to 1 odds when your first two cards are of the same suit. This is one of the more winnable blackjack side-wagers out there. Pays off when your first two cards turn up a pair. Exact payouts vary depending on the number of decks used and the specific form of 21 being played.

In Crown Blackjack with eight decks, a mixed pair different suits and colours pays 6 to 1; a coloured pair same colour, different suit pays 12 to 1; and a perfect pair same colour, same suit pays 25 to 1. The house edge here is 4. One of the most tempting blackjack side-bets, with a maximum payout of 16, to 1 when you draw three Sevens in the same suit.

You can also salute with off-suit Sevens 50 to 1 and suited Sevens to 1 on your first two cards, as well as 7 7 7 in mixed suits up to to 1. A semi-electronic blackjack variant, where players can place side-bets on a two-hand progressive jackpot using digital betting devices.

If you draw a hand of 6 7 8 pays to 1 when playing the side-bet, you can then press the wager into the next hand and play for up to 20,x your initial wager. This is a loyalty rewards program which is free to sign up for either online or through the help desk at the casino which grants members points for every transaction made within the Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne and Crown Perth, if you play 21 there.

Use your card while playing blackjack at the tables, electronic blackjack or any other table game or pokies machine and you will gain points, which, when saved up enough, can be redeemed for freebies and experiences.

Crown gift cards, movie tickets, free parking, birthday offers, hotel discounts, grand final experiences and helicopter tours. To gain the maximum rewards, it also pays to be a CrownBet. The house edge on single-deck 6: Dealer not busting on 22! Jun 27, Threads: June 27th, at 8: Hello all, I'm a Blackjack dealer from Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia and for a few months now a new variant of Blackjack has spread like wildfire throughout the casino called "Blackjack Plus".

Basically the rules of the game are as follows: What would the basic strategy chart for such a game look like? I've done a bit of researching and the only other instance where I seem to find a 22 push rule is in "Blackjack Switch" however I'd imagine the strategy used there wouldn't be applied here?

What do others think of this variant? Your thoughts are appreciated in advance! Nov 30, Threads: June 27th, at 9: The answe to your questions can be found here: Feb 24, Threads: June 27th, at You will note that at least in the US and potentially internationally , this rule is patent protected and not available for anyone to use.

The intellectual property owner is a member of the forum and I am sure will be interested to learn that his rule is being rapidly adapted in Australia. Apr 28, Threads:

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