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The Trifecta is a blackjack side bet where wins are based on the poker-value of the three-card hand consisting of the player's initial two cards and the dealer's up card. Comparisons could be easily made to the 21+3 and Lucky Lucky.
I noticed the Trifecta at the Wynn Las Vegas on June 10, 2011.
As mentioned in the introductions, wins on the Trifecta are based on the poker-value of the player's first two cards and the dealer's up card. The following is the pay table I noticed in use at the Wynn.
|Three of a kind||30|
|Pair of jacks or better||2|
The following table shows my analysis of the pay table above, based on six decks. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 5.12%, which, for a side bet, isn't bad.
|Three of a kind||30||24,288||0.004845||0.145341|
|Pair of jacks or better||2||300,672||0.059975||0.119949|
Assuming the same pay table, the house edge with four decks is 6.70% and with eight decks is 4.32%.
Written by: Michael Shackleford