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IQ Ludorum casino software review

Introduction

The following information on IQ Ludorum's downloadable software was taken from the London Casino.

Baccarat

? decks are used.

Blackjack

The rules are as follows:

  • Eight decks
  • Dealer stands on soft 17
  • Double on any first two cards
  • Doubling after splitting allowed
  • No resplitting
  • Player may not draw to split aces
  • No surrender
  • Dealer checks hole card for blackjack
  • Betting limits: $5-$50, $100-$2000

These are the same rules as used by Cryptologic and so is the basic strategy.

The house edge under these rules is 0.49%.

Craps

A nice thing about this craps game is all winnings are rounded to the nearest penny.

The pass/come bettor may take 2 times odds on the 5,6,8, and 9; and 3 times odds on the 4 and 10. This results in a combined house edge of 0.57%. The don't pass/don't come bettor may lay 3 times the line bet on the 5,6,8, and 9; and 4 times odds on the 4 and 10. This results in a combined house edge of 0.43%.

For the player who likes to bet for or against the place numbers there are various ways to do it. The following table shows what the place, buy, don't place, and lay bets pay. The buy bets only charge the 5% commission on losing bets. The lay bets always charge the 5% commission relative to the amount won. The following odds are after deducting the commissions.

Winning Odds on Place Number Bets

Point Place Buy Don't
Place
Lay
4 9-5 40-21 2-5 19-41
5 7-5 30-21 4-7 19-31
6 7-6 24-21 4-5 19-25
8 7-6 24-21 4-5 19-25
9 7-5 30-21 4-7 19-31
10 9-5 40-21 2-5 19-41

The next table shows the house edge on all the various place number bets. A good rule of thumb is that the buy and lay bets are always better, except on the 6 and 8.

House Edge on Place Number Bets

Point Place Buy Don't
Place
Lay
4 6.67% 3.17% 6.67% 2.44%
5 4.00% 2.86% 5.71% 3.23%
6 1.52% 2.60% 1.82% 4.00%
8 1.52% 2.60% 1.82% 4.00%
9 4.00% 2.86% 5.71% 3.23%
10 6.67% 3.17% 6.67% 2.44%

The proposition bets pay the same odds as conventional craps.

Roulette

A single zero wheel is used. The house edge is 2.70%.

Video Poker

There are four video poker games to choose from. The following table shows the expected return of each game, assuming optimal strategy.

IQ Ludorum Video Poker - Expected Returns

Game Return
Jacks or better 0.995440
Tens or better 0.979598
Joker wild 0.979469
Deuces wild 0.979714

The following tables display the pertinent statistics for IQ Ludomum's video poker games.

Jacks or Better

Hand Payoff Number Probability Return
Royal flush 800 493512264 0.000025 0.019807
Straight flush 50 2178883296 0.000109 0.005465
4 of a kind 25 47093167764 0.002363 0.059064
Full house 9 229475482596 0.011512 0.103610
Flush 6 219554786160 0.011015 0.066087
Straight 4 223837565784 0.011229 0.044917
3 of a kind 3 1484003070324 0.074449 0.223346
Two pair 2 2576946164148 0.129279 0.258558
Jacks or better 1 4277372890968 0.214585 0.214585
Nothing 0 10872274993896 0.545435 0.000000
Total 19933230517200 1.000000 0.995439

Tens or Better

Hand Payoff Probability Return
Royal flush 800 0.000026 0.020530
Straight flush 50 0.000104 0.005180
Four of a Kind 20 0.002357 0.047145
Full house 6 0.011493 0.068955
Flush 5 0.010670 0.053350
Straight 4 0.012386 0.049544
Three of a Kind 3 0.074218 0.222653
Two Pair 2 0.128936 0.257872
Tens or Better 1 0.254368 0.254368
Nothing 0 0.505443 0.000000
Total 1.000000 0.979598

Joker Wild

Hand Payoff Probability Return
Natural Royal Flush 800 0.000025 0.019773
5 of a kind 200 0.000093 0.018583
Wild Royal Flush 100 0.000104 0.010395
Straight Flush 50 0.000596 0.029788
4 of a Kind 15 0.008505 0.127570
Full House 8 0.015625 0.125001
Flush 5 0.015852 0.079259
Straight 3 0.016871 0.050613
3 of a Kind 2 0.133296 0.266592
2 Pair 1 0.110667 0.110667
Kings or Better 1 0.141228 0.141228
Nothing 0 0.557139 0.000000
Total Return 1.000000 0.979469

Deuces Wild

Hand Payoff Number Probability Return
Natural royal flush 800 451963644 0.000023 0.018139
4 deuces 200 3745487652 0.000188 0.037580
Wild royal flush 20 35864159688 0.001799 0.035984
5 of a kind 15 62385447048 0.003130 0.046946
Straight flush 9 99367373148 0.004985 0.044865
4 of a kind 4 1225731582828 0.061492 0.245967
Full house 4 522145872600 0.026195 0.104779
Flush 3 408462003072 0.020492 0.061475
Straight 2 1152851681184 0.057836 0.115671
3 of a kind 1 5348224877136 0.268307 0.268307
Nothing 0 11074000069200 0.555555 0.000000
Total 19933230517200 1.000000 0.979714


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