A new blackjack variation being offered at a number of live dealer casinos is blackjack basic strategy with early payout (”BBSEP”). It’s a blackjack variation exclusive to live gaming platform provider Vuetec and its licensee casinos, and offers an innovative twist on ‘traditional’ blackjack.
BBSEP incorporates two key features that differentiate it from ‘traditional’ blackjack offered at most live dealer and traditional casinos. The first is an early payout option afforded to players, and the second is the fact that game rules dictate mandatory basic strategy play. These two differences are discussed further below.
At any given point during a BBSEP deal, the player has the option to take a payout and suspend any further action on a given hand. The payout value is calculated automatically, taking into account the strength of the player’s hand relative to the dealer’s up card and the mathematical probability of a player win at that point (with a house margin incorporated in the calculation course).
In simple terms, the better the player hand relative to the dealer’s up card, the better the payout amount offered, and visa versa. For example, where the player’s cards total 11 and dealer’s up card is a 6, the corresponding payout amount offered will be substantially higher than the wagered amount. Conversely a weak player hand relative to the dealer’s up card will result in a payout offer less than the wager amount and a player loss on the bet if the payout option is taken.
Player’s are not forced to take the early payout from Rubah4d. They may instead choose the ‘next play’ option, which leads us to the second differentiating feature of this game. ‘Next play’ will result in a hit where a hit is the correct basic strategy play …