Playing the Lucky Ladies Side-Bet(rev. 08/07/03)
by The Mayor
One of the lessons the advantage player quickly learns is that card-counting in blackjack is a tough way to make a buck. For years I heard rumors about the huge edge that some of my friends would get: front-loading, shuffle-tracking, ace-sequencing, card-steering, etc., etc. Occasionally I would find a game or a dealer where I could, for a few moments, get such an edge … but the leg work to find these games, together with their fickle nature, made it no sure bet they would be there tomorrow. And then Panama Rick posted about the Lucky Ladies on a popular blackjack web site.
The Lucky Ladies (LL) side-bet pays out whenever the player's first two cards sum to 20. The payout schedule includes increased payoffs when the two cards are suited (e.g. Q of clubs, T of clubs), matched (e.g. Q of clubs, Q of clubs), or two Q of hearts. This side-bet was developed by Galaxy Gaming (see http://www.galaxygaming.com/products.htm). Here are the payout schedules as listed on the Galaxy Gaming web site:
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