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This blackjack side bet has been seen a few places here and there. My most recent sighting was at the Cannery in Las Vegas on February 28, 2017. Much like Red Dog, the goal is for one card to fall between two others in rank. In this case, the primary goal is the dealer's up card to fall between the player's initial two cards.
The name of this bet is rather unclear. Judging by the table felt, it would seem to be titled just "In." However, the AGS web site, the company that markets the game, refers to it as the "In BETween." So, I'm going to go with that.
The side bet is based on standard blackjack rules. The primary object is for the dealer's up card to fall between the player's two initial cards in rank. For tight spreads of three ranks or less, the pays get larger. There is also a premium win for a three of a kind. The full pay table is below. All wins are on a "to win" basis.
In BETween — Pay Table
|All other spreads||1|
The following table show the probability and contribution to the return for the In BETween bet using one deck of cards. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 10.46%.
In BETween Return Table -- One Deck
|All other spreads||1||29,184||0.220090||0.220090|
The following table show the probability and contribution to the return for the In BETween bet using two decks of cards. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 7.76%.
In BETween Return Table -- Two Decks
|All other spreads||1||233,472||0.213680||0.213680|
The following table show the probability and contribution to the return for the In BETween bet using four decks of cards. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 6.04%.
In BETween Return Table -- Four Decks
|All other spreads||1||1,867,776||0.210583||0.210583|
The following table show the probability and contribution to the return for the In BETween bet using six decks of cards. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 5.42%.
In BETween Return Table -- Six Decks
|All other spreads||1||6,303,744||0.209567||0.209567|
The following table show the probability and contribution to the return for the In BETween bet using eight decks of cards. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 5.10%.
In BETween Return Table -- Eight Decks
|All other spreads||1||14,942,208||0.209061||0.209061|
The following table summarizes the house edge by number of decks.
House Edge Summary
Discussion about the In BETween bet in my forum at Wizard of Vegas.
Written by: Michael Shackleford