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Super Fun 21 is truly super fun5 November 2002
I recently played a game called Super Fun blackjack. There were certain rule changes from regular 21; particularly only being paid even money for a blackjack. Is it worth giving up the bonus for a blackjack? Greg M.
Super Fun 21, a slight variation on blackjack, is now found in many casinos. Not only is it fun to play, but if you use smart play, you drop the house edge to less than one percent.
Though the cash return is not equivalent to that in straight blackjack, using perfect basic strategy on a single deck game, the liberal rules and enhanced entertainment value offset the slight difference in the casino advantage and the miserly even-money blackjack payoff.
The rules, Greg, are roughly the same as with blackjack but with the following modifications:
I had not played Super Fun 21 until your inquiry, Greg, making a field
test of the game obligatory. Damn, what won't I do for my readers!
Anyhow, I held the fort for four hours on a $50 buy-in, and had a
"grand" time. "Grand" because that is what I walked away with using
perfect basic strategy, and a conservative winning progressive method of
betting; $5, $5, $7, $10, $15, $22, etc., and flat bet (table minimum)
Gaming regulations of most if not all jurisdictions would never allow the outcome of a slot return to be affected by the number of coins or credits played. If you were to obtain a super jackpot pushing the single play button, the machine would not sneeringly alter what you were to receive because of the button you pressed. There is no built-in AIC (artificial intelligence chip) admonishing the payout function of the slot machine that such and such a player is undeserving of a jackpot, because he a) always stiffs the cocktail waitress, b) the casino operator is behind in the light bill, or c) failed to caress the max play button.
In poker twaddle, a flop is "not falling on your face." The archetypical flop occurs when the three community cards are dealt face up, all at once, in the center of the table in the game of Hold'em. Players then use their own two cards in conjunction with the communal cards to make the best possible poker hand.
Gambling quote of the week: "Money is not always the sole
motivation for card cheating. It may be ego, cynicism, or even neurosis."
Darwin Ortiz, Gambling Scams
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