By: Eric Madsen
Boyd Gaming Legendary Stardust Resort & Casino First To Offer Innovative Blackjack Game in Las Vegas
Casino Gaming, LLC officially launched a new Blackjack game called “Casino Surrender” that is now available at the Stardust Resort & Casino. Casino Surrender is a Blackjack winning option that forces the casino to surrender, making a player an automatic winner against the house.
Casino Surrender does not change the traditional game of Blackjack. When playing Casino Surrender, normal Blackjack rules apply but with an additional winning option. That option applies when: a player is dealt a two-card 20 and the dealer’s up card is a 10-value card and the dealer does not have Blackjack; that player now has the winning option to force the casino to surrender and automatically win by keeping the original bet and in addition, winning half the amount of the original bet.
For example, a player bets $100 and is dealt a two-card 20. If the dealer’s up card is a 10-value card and the dealer does not have Blackjack, that player has the option to force the casino to surrender and win. Therefore the player keeps the original $100 bet and wins $50.
This new option is similar to the Insurance option currently available, but is a better percentage bet for the player.
“We believe Blackjack players, informed with the facts, would choose to sit at a Blackjack table with Casino Surrender instead of a standard Blackjack table because players will have the option to consider taking Casino Surrender at no additional risk,” said Frank Mugnolo, developer and owner of Casino Surrender. “It is the same ‘traditional’ Blackjack game with an added option for winning. The Blackjack layout for Casino Surrender is exactly the same as the regular Blackjack layout with an added ‘Casino Surrender’ logo printed on it.”
When playing Blackjack, and the dealer’s up card is a 10-value card, the player has to assume that the dealer has 20. Statistics show that when a player has a two-card 20 and is facing a dealer’s 10-value card, the players will lose or push almost 50 percent of the time. With Casino Surrender, the player now has a 100 percent assured winning option against the house when facing a dealer’s 10-value card without the hand being Blackjack.
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