Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Blackjack's Triple Threat

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Blackjack's Triple Threat

Article excerpt

The Vicarious Bettor plays off a $100 stake provided by his employer. Each week, he bets a portion of this amount and reports the results here.

The Game: Triple Action Blackjack.

Session: 4 p.m. Sunday on the President Casino on The Admiral.

The bet: American bettors love blackjack. It is the most popular table game and, played properly, yields the smallest house advantage. Casinos, taking advantage of our love affair with this game, have come up with several twists on the game. The Admiral offers Triple 7, Triple Action, Face Up and Video Blackjack. With each variation, the house adds to its advantage. Still, bettors love these games.

In Triple Action, you play your hand three different times against the dealer's up card. Your hand stays the same; the dealer draws a new hole card each time. Before the cards are dealt, a player places three bets - one for each game he'll play. …

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