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Last Updated: October 16, 2015

Pala Interactive Review

Introduction

Pala Interactive supports the Pala Internet casino. The casino was founded by the Pala band of Mission Indians in southern California. The same ones behind the Pala land casino near San Diego.

I'm not sure what the Pala band has to do with New Jersey, but their Internet casino is based out of the Garden State. As far as I can tell, it is open to New Jersey residents only. It is connected to the Borgata casino in Atlantic City. The website says deposits and withdrawals may be made through the Borgata cage.


Table Games

While the table game selection is limited to blackjack, craps, and roulette, I must say all three games are well done. As they say, quality is better than quantity.


Blackjack


Blackjack

European Blackjack

Side Bet Blackjack

There are four blackjack games available. The best odds are on the "side bet" blackjack game, which not only features the best rules but five different side bets. I can't recommend ever betting side bets in any game, but if you're interested in more information on the Pala blackjack side bets, here are some links to pages on them:

  • Mega Match — Similar to Royal Match. House edge of 7.40%.
  • Blackjack Attack — Pays 18 to 1 for a blackjack. House edge of 9.84%.
  • Cash Queens — Similar to Lucky Ladies. House edge of 8.40%.
  • Crazy Sevens — The same thing as Super Sevens. House edge of 10.29% assuming no third card against a dealer blackjack.
  • Pair Play — Pays 11 to 1 if the player's first two cards form a pair. House edge of 10.36%.

The following table shows the Blackjack games available in alphabetical order.

Pala Interactive Blackjack Alphabetic OrderExpand

Game BJ Pays Soft 17 Double After Split Double Splits Number Re split aces Draw to split aces Peek Surr-ender Return Total Decks
Blackjack 1.5 Hit Yes Any 2 1 No No Yes Yes 99.39% 8
European Blackjack 1.5 Stand No Any 2 3 Yes No No No 99.48% 1
Multi-Player Blackjack 1.5 Hit Yes Any 2 1 No No Yes Yes 99.39% 8
Side Bet Blackjack 1.5 Stand Yes Any 2 1 No No Yes No 99.54% 6


Here is the same list in returns range, choose your game wisely.

Pala Interactive Blackjack Return OrderExpand

Game BJ Pays Soft 17 Double After Split Double Splits Number Re split aces Draw to split aces Peek Surr-ender Return Total Decks
Side Bet Blackjack 1.5 Stand Yes Any 2 1 No No Yes No 99.54% 6
European Blackjack 1.5 Stand No Any 2 3 Yes No No No 99.48% 1
Blackjack 1.5 Hit Yes Any 2 1 No No Yes Yes 99.39% 8
Multi-Player Blackjack 1.5 Hit Yes Any 2 1 No No Yes Yes 99.39% 8


Craps


Craps
 

Craps offers 2x odds.

The Buy and Lay bets follow the liberal rule of deducting the 5% commission after a win only. The commission is correctly based on the bet amount for Buy bets and the win amount for Lay bets.

Place bets offer the standard odds. The house edge is less on Buy bets on all points except the 6 and 8.

The field offers the stingy odds of 2x on both the 2 and 12. The hop bets also offer stingy odds of 15x on easy hops and 30x on hard hops.

Roulette


American Roulette

European Roulette

Both double-zero American and single-zero European roulette are available. The house edge under the American game is 5.26% and under the European game is 2.70%.

Slots


Knights of the Secret Sword

Fortune Cat

Double the Devil

Lucky Vegas Nights

Money in the Bank

Panda's Fortune

Pixie Garden

Pala really shines when it comes to slots. There is an nice variety of modern video slots. Many of the titles are IGT games and others seems to be proprietary. No information is provided on the return so you're on your own with that.

Video Poker


Jacks or Better
 

The bad news is that there is only one video poker game available. The good news is that it is 9-6 Jacks or Better, which carries a return of 99.54%.

The following table shows the Video Poker games available in alphabetical order.

Pala Interactive Video Poker Alphabetic Order

Game Power Poker Pay Table Return
Jacks or Better No 1-2-3-4-6-9-25-50-800 99.54%

Here is the same list in returns range, choose your game wisely.

Pala Interactive Video Poker Return Order

Game Power Poker Pay Table Return
Jacks or Better No 1-2-3-4-6-9-25-50-800 99.54%

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