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Bonanza Blackjack is a side bet found on a fully-electronic 6-deck game at the Boulder Station in Las Vegas. If the player has any 20 (including a soft 20) and the dealer has a 10-point card, then the player will win something. This is a $1 side bet, no more and no less.
Rules and Analysis
|Player's hand||Dealer's hand||Permutations||Probability||Pays||Return|
|Same rank and suit||First two cards match||5760||0.00000062||25000||0.015493|
|Same rank and suit||Up card matches||587520||0.00006321||2500||0.158026|
|Same rank and suit||Up card any 10||13348800||0.00143617||100||0.143617|
|Same rank||Up card any 10||50191488||0.00540001||30||0.162|
|Same suit||Up card any 10||50191488||0.00540001||20||0.108|
|Different rank and suit (including soft 20)||Up card any 10||184747392||0.01987665||10||0.198766|
The lower right cell shows a house edge of 18.19%.
Written by: Michael Shackleford