Triple shot is a new table game I noticed at Harrah’s in Las Vegas. It it three games in one. The player may play War, Blackjack, Poker, or any combination of these games. The three bets are independent so the player may bet any amount on each one, subject to table limits. The game is played with a single deck. The player’s and dealer’s first card determine the outcome of the War bet. Then the player gets another card and plays out his Blackjack hand. Then more cards are dealt to the player to complete a 6-card Poker hand. Finally the dealer plays out is Blackjack hand, settles the Blackjack wagers, and then then pays players according to the value of their 6-card poker hand. Following are the specific rules of each game.
Player and dealer each get one card, high card wins. In the event of a tie the player loses half his bet (no, you can’t go to war). The following return table shows the house edge is 2.94%.
|Triple Shot – War
The player will get a second card to play out his blackjack hand. The blackjack rules are:
- One deck
- Dealer hits soft 17
- Player may double on any first two cards
- Blackjack pays 3 to 2
- Player may only split aces
- One card only to split aces, no resplitting
- Six cards automatically wins
The reason the player can only split aces is to avoid drawing more than 6 cards. The house edge under these rules is 0.39%.
The following table shows the probability of each hand and the contribution to the total return. Overall the house edge is 3.20%.
|Triple Shot – Poker
|Four of a kind
|Three of a kind
|Queens or better