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Vuetec Live Basic Strategy Blackjack with Early-Payout rules

Introduction

Basic Strategy is simply the best way to play every possible situation. Early Payout is an offer at each stage of the game to payout on your hand, based on the cards dealt so far, and the dealer's "up" card.

Strong hands are offered higher Early-Payouts than weaker hands. The Early Payout figure is calculated, based upon the average expected outcome of the hand as dealt, and the Dealer's "up" card. You may choose to allow the game to continue using Basic Strategy, or to take the Early Payout.  If you choose to take Early Payout, then any additional cards dealt to your hand are not included in your final result. If you choose to allow the hand to be dealt to conclusion using Basic Strategy, then the final result is evaluated against the dealers completed hand.

Basic Strategy Blackjack with Early Payout® is a patented game, offered only by VueTec Ltd.

Game rules

When playing this game you may bet on one, two or all three hands. The dealer will follow “BASIC STRATEGY” dealing rules. At each stage of the game, you may:
 

  • Continue with the Basic Strategy ‘NEXT PLAY'.  
  • Select to "STAND" on the cards dealt  
  • Accept the “EARLY PAYOUT” offered, suspending subsequent action on that hand.
  • All player hands will be dealt to completion.
     

  • Until Basic Strategy would STAND or;
  • Until the hand BUSTS (goes over 21).
  • For hands that will ‘Double' or ‘Split' player may:

  • Elect to ‘Not Double' his bet.
  • Elect to ‘Play Only One Hand'.
  • The object of this game is to have a hand closest to 21 while beating the “Dealers Hand” (if your hand goes over 21 you will bust, your cards and chips placed in this game will be lost). There are 3 outcomes to this game Win, Draw and Lose. In all events the winner is decided, winning chips are awarded to the winner and cards are put aside for the next shuffle.

    The Dealer will deal cards to every player starting from the right side of the Table; the Dealer will deal one card to each player (including the Dealer) then a second to each player. The amount which the combined cards represent is displaying in a small box just above the cards, this is update each time a new card is added to your hand. 

    Standing

    While you are playing you have the option to Stand instead of using the Basic Strategy Next Play option. If you click the "Stand" button your hand will stand at that point. The dealer may continue to deal additional cards, according to Basic Strategy, but those additional cards dealt will not be included in your hand after you clicked Stand.

    Splits

    You can only split after you have been dealt any kind of pair combination. Each hand may only be split once, only one additional card will be dealt to split aces.

    Doubling

    By default the game will follow Basic Strategy (BS) & elect to double according to BS Rules. However the player is given the option to not double.

    Blackjack

    A “Blackjack” hand consists of two cards; One 10 or picture card (Jack, Queen or King) and an Ace card.

    Insurance

    Once the dealer has dealt the cards to all players (including the dealer) if the deals facing-up card is an ace the insurance will be offered to all players. Afterwards the game will check the dealers' cards and insurance pays will be paid.

    Shuffling

    The game is dealt from a shoe containing 6 standard 52 Card Decks. RNG games use a simulated 6-deck shoe. Single and Multi-Hand Blackjack use a continuous shuffle. The complete shoe is shuffled before each hand is dealt. Blackjack with Early Payout: After the shoe is shuffled it is "cut" approximately half way into the deck (or exactly 50% for RNG games). The game is then dealt. When the cut position is reached, the current game is dealt to completion, then a new shuffle made before the next game is opened.

    DoppelGanger

    DoppelGanger is an optional side bet on Blackjack. A DoppleGanger bet wins when the first two cards dealt to that hand position are a pair, and loses if they are not. Different pair types, have different payouts, as shown below.

    Pure DG

    A Pure DoppleGanger is when the first two cards drawn are of the same value and suit. For example, 2 cards each being a 9 of Hearts.

    Coloured DG

    A Coloured DoppleGanger is when the first two cards drawn are of the same value and colour, but not the same suit For example, a 9 of Hearts and a 9 of Diamonds

    Mixed DG

    A Mixed DoppleGanger is when the first two cards drawn are of the same value but different colours. For example a 9 of Hearts and a 9 of Spades.

    To play a DoppleGanger bet, simply place bets in the DoppleGanger bet position, in front of the BlackJack bet box. You must place a wager on the Blackjack game to play a DoppleGanger bet.  If a DoppleGanger bet is placed, but a bet is not Placed on the same Blackjack hand, then the DoppleGanger bet will be returned.

    All bets must be placed before the deal is commenced.

    Placing bets

    There are 4 playing chips located at the bottom of the Table which are labelled; 1, 5, 25 & 100.

    To place bets move your mouse over any chip on the edge of the table which represents the value of the chip you wish to place. Click the left mouse button. This chip will now have a Yellow ring around it (representing you have selected this amount to play with). Move the mouse to the position on the table where you wish to place a bet and click the left mouse button. (A small rectangle will pop-up and display the name of the position). You can continue to place more chips on the table. Also notice that the small rectangle which used to display the name of the position now displays the name of the position and the value placed on that position.

    If you wish to select a different chip, move the mouse to the edge of the table, place it over the chip you wish to bet and then click the left mouse button. The new chip selected will now have a yellow ring around it indicating that this is the current ‘active' chip. If you place more than one chip on a particular position the chips may change value or reorder themselves. These chips still represent the same total value for each bet; they have just changed to the minimum amount of chips to represent the value or they have changed to maintain the order of "largest chip on the bottom, smallest on the top".

    Removing bets

    If you wish to remove chips from the table simply “right-click” the area you wish to remove chips from. (This will remove the chips starting with the lowest amount.) To remove a stack of chips press and release the mouse over the stack of chips you wish to remove. This stack of chips will now follow the mouse. Press and release the right mouse button and all the chips will disappear. You could also press and release the right mouse button when the chip stack is off the table.

    Starting the Auto BSBJ Game

    When you are ready to start the game you need to press the "DEAL" button located in the box in the bottom right corner of the game screen.

    BJEP Early Payout Calculation

    For any given player hand and dealer's "up" card, it is possible to mathematically calculate the probability of each outcome of the game for the number of decks used, and rules applied.

    Using those probabilities and calculating with the amount wagered, it is thus possible to determine the average expected return that might be achieved over time, from all those possible outcomes.

    The Early Payout values offered are derived from the expected return of any particular hand, minus a small casino margin.

    To aid this calculation, the following table shows the Early Payout multiplier values which are used to determine the Early Payout values offered.

    To calculate the actual Early Payout value, firstly determine the multiplier value from one of the tables below by selecting the correct table which would be used according to next action according to Basic Strategy, then lookup the value at the intersection of the row showing the Player's hand value and the column showing the Dealer's "up" card When you have selected the correct multiplier, add the amount wagered to the result of multiplying the amount wagered by the multiplier value.

    For example if the player has wagered €5 and the player's hand is 2 of Hearts and 3 of Diamonds, and the dealer's "up" card is 2 of Clubs, the Early Payout offered will be €4.25. In this case, the next action according to Basic Strategy is to 'HIT', so the first table is used. The total of the players hand is (2 + 3) = 5, so we select the second row of the table. The dealers "Up" card is 2, so we select that column.

    The value at the intersection of this row and column is -0.15 The calculation of Early Payout value is then (€5 x -0.15) +5 = €4.25

    Early Payout Multipliers When the Next Play is 'Stand'

    Player's Score Dealer's Up Card
    2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ace
    0-16 -0.32 -0.28 -0.24 -0.19 -0.18 -0.5 -0.54 -0.57 -0.57 -0.69
    17 -0.18 -0.14 -0.11 -0.07 -0.01 -0.13 -0.41 -0.45 -0.44 -0.5
    18 0.1 0.12 0.15 0.17 0.26 0.37 0.08 -0.21 -0.2 -0.13
    19 0.36 0.38 0.4 0.41 0.47 0.59 0.57 0.26 0.04 0.25
    20 0.62 0.63 0.64 0.65 0.68 0.75 0.77 0.73 0.53 0.63
    21 0.86 0.86 0.86 0.87 0.88 0.9 0.91 0.91 0.94 0.9
     

    Early Payout Multipliers When the Next Play is 'Hit'

    Player's Score Dealer's Up Card
    2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ace
    4 -0.14 -0.11 -0.07 -0.04 -0.01 -0.11 -0.18 -0.27 -0.31 -0.28
    5 -0.15 -0.12 -0.09 -0.05 -0.03 -0.14 -0.21 -0.29 -0.34 -0.3
    6 -0.17 -0.13 -0.1 -0.06 -0.04 -0.18 -0.24 -0.32 -0.36 -0.33
    7 -0.13 -0.1 -0.07 -0.03 0 -0.09 -0.24 -0.31 -0.34 -0.34
    8 -0.05 -0.02 0.01 0.05 0.09 0.06 -0.08 -0.24 -0.27 -0.22
    9 0.05 0.08 0.1 0.13 0.17 0.15 0.07 -0.08 -0.18 -0.09
    10 0.16 0.18 0.21 0.23 0.26 0.23 0.17 0.09 0 0.06
    11 0.21 0.24 0.26 0.28 0.31 0.27 0.21 0.13 0.09 0.12
    12 -0.28 -0.26 -0.24 -0.22 -0.2 -0.24 -0.3 -0.36 -0.41 -0.38
    13 -0.33 -0.32 -0.3 -0.28 -0.26 -0.29 -0.35 -0.41 -0.45 -0.42
    14 -0.39 -0.37 -0.36 -0.35 -0.33 -0.35 -0.4 -0.46 -0.49 -0.46
    15 -0.44 -0.43 -0.42 -0.41 -0.39 -0.39 -0.44 -0.5 -0.53 -0.5
    16 -0.5 -0.49 -0.48 -0.47 -0.46 -0.44 -0.48 -0.53 -0.56 -0.54
    17 -0.56 -0.56 -0.55 -0.55 -0.53 -0.51 -0.53 -0.58 -0.61 -0.58
    18 -0.65 -0.64 -0.64 -0.64 -0.63 -0.62 -0.62 -0.64 -0.67 -0.65
    19 -0.75 -0.75 -0.75 -0.75 -0.75 -0.74 -0.74 -0.74 -0.75 -0.75
    20 -0.88 -0.88 -0.88 -0.88 -0.88 -0.88 -0.88 -0.88 -0.87 -0.88
    21 -1.02 -1.02 -1.02 -1.02 -1.02 -1.02 -1.02 -1.02 -1.02 -1.02
    Soft 12 0.06 0.08 0.1 0.13 0.16 0.14 0.07 -0.02 -0.09 -0.05
    Soft 13 0.02 0.05 0.08 0.11 0.14 0.1 0.03 -0.06 -0.13 -0.08
    Soft 14 0 0.03 0.06 0.09 0.11 0.05 -0.01 -0.1 -0.16 -0.12
    Soft 15 -0.03 0 0.03 0.07 0.09 0.01 -0.05 -0.14 -0.2 -0.15
    Soft 16 -0.05 -0.02 0.02 0.05 0.07 -0.03 -0.09 -0.17 -0.23 -0.19
    Soft 17 -0.03 0 0.03 0.07 0.1 0.03 -0.1 -0.17 -0.22 -0.2
    Soft 18 0.04 0.07 0.09 0.12 0.17 0.15 0.01 -0.13 -0.17 -0.12
    Soft 19 0.1 0.12 0.15 0.18 0.21 0.2 0.13 -0.02 -0.11 -0.03
    Soft 20 0.16 0.18 0.21 0.23 0.26 0.23 0.17 0.09 0 0.06
    Blackjack 0.21 0.24 0.26 0.28 0.31 0.27 0.21 0.13 0.09 0.12
     

    Early Payout Multipliers When the Next Play is 'Double'

    Player's Score Dealer's Up Card
    2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ace
    4 -0.61 -0.53 -0.45 -0.36 -0.33 -0.98 -1.05 -1.11 -1.11 -1.36
    5 -0.61 -0.53 -0.45 -0.36 -0.33 -0.98 -1.05 -1.11 -1.11 -1.36
    6 -0.59 -0.51 -0.43 -0.34 -0.31 -0.92 -1.03 -1.09 -1.09 -1.33
    7 -0.46 -0.38 -0.31 -0.23 -0.16 -0.61 -0.87 -0.98 -0.98 -1.16
    8 -0.23 -0.16 -0.09 -0.02 0.06 -0.21 -0.48 -0.74 -0.77 -0.84
    9 0.04 0.1 0.16 0.22 0.29 0.08 -0.05 -0.33 -0.49 -0.46
    10 0.33 0.38 0.44 0.49 0.55 0.37 0.26 0.12 -0.03 -0.04
    11 0.45 0.49 0.54 0.59 0.64 0.44 0.33 0.2 0.15 0.08
    12 -0.53 -0.49 -0.45 -0.41 -0.37 -0.53 -0.64 -0.76 -0.82 -0.85
    13 -0.64 -0.61 -0.57 -0.54 -0.5 -0.61 -0.72 -0.83 -0.89 -0.91
    14 -0.75 -0.72 -0.69 -0.67 -0.63 -0.69 -0.79 -0.9 -0.96 -0.96
    15 -0.86 -0.84 -0.82 -0.8 -0.76 -0.77 -0.87 -0.97 -1.03 -1.01
    16 -0.97 -0.95 -0.94 -0.92 -0.89 -0.85 -0.94 -1.04 -1.1 -1.06
    17 -1.1 -1.09 -1.08 -1.07 -1.04 -0.99 -1.04 -1.13 -1.19 -1.14
    18 -1.27 -1.26 -1.26 -1.26 -1.24 -1.21 -1.21 -1.26 -1.32 -1.28
    19 -1.48 -1.48 -1.48 -1.48 -1.47 -1.46 -1.45 -1.46 -1.48 -1.47
    20 -1.74 -1.73 -1.73 -1.73 -1.73 -1.73 -1.73 -1.73 -1.72 -1.73
    21 -2.02 -2.02 -2.02 -2.02 -2.02 -2.02 -2.02 -2.02 -2.02 -2.02
    Soft 12 -0.1 -0.03 0.03 0.1 0.15 -0.21 -0.34 -0.48 -0.54 -0.65
    Soft 13 -0.1 -0.03 0.03 0.1 0.15 -0.21 -0.34 -0.48 -0.54 -0.65
    Soft 14 -0.1 -0.03 0.03 0.1 0.15 -0.21 -0.34 -0.48 -0.54 -0.65
    Soft 15 -0.1 -0.03 0.03 0.1 0.15 -0.21 -0.34 -0.48 -0.54 -0.65
    Soft 16 -0.1 -0.03 0.03 0.1 0.15 -0.21 -0.34 -0.48 -0.54 -0.65
    Soft 17 -0.03 0.03 0.09 0.16 0.23 -0.04 -0.28 -0.43 -0.48 -0.56
    Soft 18 0.09 0.15 0.21 0.27 0.36 0.19 -0.05 -0.32 -0.37 -0.39
    Soft 19 0.22 0.27 0.33 0.38 0.45 0.29 0.17 -0.1 -0.26 -0.21
    Soft 20 0.33 0.38 0.44 0.49 0.55 0.37 0.26 0.12 -0.03 -0.04
    Blackjack 0.45 0.49 0.54 0.59 0.64 0.44 0.33 0.2 0.15 0.08


    Early Payout Multipliers When the Next Play is 'Split'

    Player's Score Dealer's Up Card
    2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Ace
    A/A 0.45 0.49 0.54 0.59 0.64 0.44 0.33 0.2 0.15 0.08
    2/2 -0.11 -0.04 0.03 0.13 0.2 -0.02 -0.2 -0.41 -0.53 -0.46
    3/3 -0.16 -0.08 0 0.1 0.18 -0.08 -0.26 -0.46 -0.58 -0.51
    4/4 -0.22 -0.13 -0.05 0.06 0.13 -0.19 -0.35 -0.54 -0.65 -0.59
    5/5 -0.32 -0.23 -0.14 -0.04 0.02 -0.32 -0.48 -0.66 -0.75 -0.69
    6/6 -0.24 -0.14 -0.05 0.06 0.13 -0.29 -0.45 -0.64 -0.74 -0.68
    7/7 -0.16 -0.07 0.02 0.12 0.22 -0.08 -0.42 -0.6 -0.68 -0.68
    8/8 0.05 0.12 0.2 0.27 0.38 0.3 -0.05 -0.41 -0.51 -0.4
    9/9 0.17 0.23 0.3 0.37 0.45 0.34 0.21 -0.1 -0.34 -0.16
    10/10 0.11 0.19 0.27 0.36 0.44 0.27 0.04 -0.23 -0.4 -0.27

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