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Last Updated: January 3, 2017

Super 4

Introduction

Super 4 is a progressive blackjack side bet based on the four cards consisting of the player's and dealer's initial two cards. There are two known versions. In both, the player wins on a dealer blackjack. The amount of the win depends on the poker value of all four cards. The wager costs a flat $5 to make.

Rules



  1. The side bet can be based on any ordinary blackjack game using 52-card decks.
  2. There are two versions. In both of them, all wins require at least a dealer face up card of an ace. In version 1, the dealer must have a blackjack. In version 2, all wins except a dealer ace up require a dealer blackjack.
  3. The bet amount is $5.
  4. The pay tables are as follows. All wins are on a "for one" basis, meaning the player's bet is not returned, even on a win.

    Super 4 Pay Table

    Event Pay Table 1 Pay Table 2
    Royal flush in diamonds* 100% of Jackpot 100% of Jackpot
    Royal flush* 10% of Jackpot 10% of Jackpot
    Three of a kind* $750 $750
    Straight* $500 $400
    Flush* $400 $300
    Two pair* $300 $200
    All same color* $100 $100
    Pair* $75 $50
    Dealer blackjack $25 $25
    Dealer ace up $0 $10

    Notes
    * Dealer must also have a blackjack. Win is based on the four cards consisting of the player's and dealer's initial two cards.


Pay Table 1 Analysis



The following three tables show my analysis of pay table 1 for 5, 6, and 8 decks. Some statistics about the progressive follow each table.

Pay Table 1 — 5 Decks

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush in diamonds 100% of Jackpot 7,500 0.000001680 x
Royal flush 10% of Jackpot 22,500 0.000005039 y
Three of a kind $750 2,188,800 0.000490208 0.073531
Straight $500 1,890,000 0.000423288 0.042329
Flush $400 3,075,600 0.000688817 0.055105
Two pair $300 2,284,800 0.000511708 0.030702
All same color $100 22,230,000 0.004978672 0.099573
Pair $75 58,960,000 0.013204791 0.198072
Dealer blackjack $25 121,520,000 0.027215845 0.136079
Loser $- 4,252,866,840 0.952479952 0.000000
Total 4,465,046,040 1.000000000 0.635392+x+y

  • Fixed return: 63.54%
  • Return per $10,000 in meter: 2.18%
  • Breakeven meter: $834,866.69


Pay Table 1 — 6 Decks

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush in diamonds 100% of Jackpot 15,552 0.000001673 x
Royal flush 10% of Jackpot 46,656 0.000005020 y
Three of a kind $750 4,663,296 0.000501716 0.075257
Straight $500 3,919,104 0.000421650 0.042165
Flush $400 6,458,112 0.000694817 0.055585
Two pair $300 4,817,664 0.000518324 0.031099
All same color $100 46,324,224 0.004983942 0.099679
Pair $75 123,171,840 0.013251843 0.198778
Dealer blackjack $25 251,983,872 0.027110504 0.135553
Loser $- 8,853,294,960 0.952510512 0.000000
Total 9,294,695,280 1.000000000 0.638116+x+y

  • Fixed return: 63.81%
  • Return per $10,000 in meter: 2.18%
  • Breakeven meter: $831,849.54


Pay Table 1 — 8 Decks

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush in diamonds 100% of Jackpot 49,152 0.000001665 x
Royal flush 10% of Jackpot 147,456 0.000004995 y
Three of a kind $750 15,237,120 0.000516192 0.077429
Straight $500 12,386,304 0.000419614 0.041961
Flush $400 20,729,856 0.000702271 0.056182
Two pair $300 15,544,320 0.000526599 0.031596
All same color $100 147,308,544 0.004990409 0.099808
Pair $75 392,888,320 0.013309977 0.199650
Dealer blackjack $25 796,393,472 0.026979623 0.134898
Loser $- 28,117,647,936 0.952548656 0.000000
Total 29,518,332,480 1.000000000 0.641524+x+y

  • Fixed return: 64.15%
  • Return per $10,000 in meter: 2.16%
  • Breakeven meter: $828,014.15


Pay Table 2 Analysis



The following three tables show my analysis of pay table 2 for 5, 6, and 8 decks. Some statistics about the progressive follow each table.

Pay Table 2 — 5 Decks

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush in diamonds 100% of Jackpot 7,500 0.000001680 x
Royal flush 10% of Jackpot 22,500 0.000005039 y
Three of a kind $750 2,188,800 0.000490208 0.073531
Straight $400 1,890,000 0.000423288 0.033863
Flush $300 3,075,600 0.000688817 0.041329
Two pair $200 2,284,800 0.000511708 0.020468
All same color $100 22,230,000 0.004978672 0.099573
Pair $50 58,960,000 0.013204791 0.132048
Dealer blackjack $25 121,520,000 0.027215845 0.136079
Dealer ace up $10 237,375,480 0.053163053 0.106326
Loser $- 4,015,491,360 0.899316899 0.000000
Loser 4,015,491,360 1.000000000 0.643218+x+y

  • Fixed return: 64.32%
  • Return per $10,000 in meter: 2.18%
  • Breakeven meter: $816,947.22


Pay Table 2 — 6 Decks

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush in diamonds 100% of Jackpot 15,552 0.000001673 x
Royal flush 10% of Jackpot 46,656 0.000005020 y
Three of a kind $750 4,663,296 0.000501716 0.075257
Straight $400 3,919,104 0.000421650 0.033732
Flush $300 6,458,112 0.000694817 0.041689
Two pair $200 4,817,664 0.000518324 0.020733
All same color $100 46,324,224 0.004983942 0.099679
Pair $50 123,171,840 0.013251843 0.132518
Dealer blackjack $25 251,983,872 0.027110504 0.135553
Dealer ace up $10 494,276,400 0.053178333 0.106357
Loser $- 8,359,018,560 0.899332179 0.000000
Loser 8,359,018,560 1.000000000 0.645518+x+y

  • Fixed return: 64.55%
  • Return per $10,000 in meter: 2.18%
  • Breakeven meter: $814,835.65


Pay Table 2 — 8 Decks

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush in diamonds 100% of Jackpot 49,152 0.000001665 x
Royal flush 10% of Jackpot 147,456 0.000004995 y
Three of a kind $750 15,237,120 0.000516192 0.077429
Straight $400 12,386,304 0.000419614 0.033569
Flush $300 20,729,856 0.000702271 0.042136
Two pair $200 15,544,320 0.000526599 0.021064
All same color $100 147,308,544 0.004990409 0.099808
Pair $50 392,888,320 0.013309977 0.133100
Dealer blackjack $25 796,393,472 0.026979623 0.134898
Dealer ace up $10 1,570,298,688 0.053197405 0.106395
Loser $- 26,547,349,248 0.899351251 0.000000
Loser 26,547,349,248 1.000000000 0.648399+x+y

  • Fixed return: 64.84%
  • Return per $10,000 in meter: 2.16%
  • Breakeven meter: $812,133.57







Written by: Michael Shackleford

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