Article by Panama Rick about Lucky Ladies
  • I am told that someone who goes by Panama Rick wrote an article for the GreenChip section of bj21.com-the article was supposedly telling players how they can beat the side bet known as "lucky ladies"
    Anybody know how the article suggested we can beat "lucky ladies"?
  • I looked for the article without success. I just wanted to know how side bets work. Never saw the option where I play. I welcome anyone who can explain them. Should I play them?
  • Side bets are "sucker bets" for the most part. IE the first one I saw was a BJ game with a 3-card poker side bet, called 21+3. You played your hand normally, but your first two cards plus the dealer's up card makes up a 3-card poker hand. If you make the side bet, and get any of the winning options (I believe a pair pays 1:1 and things go up from there, all the way to a royal flush pays (I believe) 40:1). All of these side-bets have a bigger casino advantage than the basic BJ game itself...

    Apparently occasionally a side-bet is exploitable. The "lucky ladies" is an example, and I have heard others expouse counting schemes to beat the above 21+3 game as well.

    If you don't know how to exploit the game, don't play the side-bet, it jusst drains your bankroll quicker...

    Insurance is another example of a side-bet, but as we all know, counting leads to the ability to exploit that side bet when it is favorable and turn it into an advantage play.
  • Prog - I don't remember the precise number, but the Lucky Ladies side bet has a positive EV when the TC is about +7 or higher. Hope this helps.'

    Regards....Grifter

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