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We are all searching for value all the time. Whether it is comparing food prices, opting for lower insurance premiums or finding the best betting opportunities at an Angola online casino.
At Springbok Casino we can’t help you with the consumables and insurance isn’t our business. What we can do is point you in the right direction when it comes to online casino games that have the potential to pay out plenty.
A poker style card game that likes to keep a low profile is Vegas Three Card Rummy. It is one of those lucrative gambling options that is often overlooked in favour of the Angola online casino classics like blackjack, roulette, baccarat and Caribbean Stud.
Maybe it is the ‘rummy’ in the name that prompts players to look elsewhere. To many of us rummy is a grandma’s game.
In this iteration of the ‘show and tell’ comparative card game, nothing could be further from the truth. It is a Vegas style gamble where you can ante up, raise or fold. You can also make an optional bonus bet that pays out eye-popping cash prizes.
How does Vegas Three Card Rummy work? Well the aim of the game is to get a point’s total that is lower than that of the dealers.
The mechanics of the game are simple. Once you have anted-up, you are dealt three cards face up while the dealer gets three concealed cards.
When you have assessed the value of your cards - and remember, low points are what you are after - you can raise by hitting the bet button or fold and forfeit your bets.
If you raise, the dealer reveals his cards and the hand with the lowest point’s value wins and is paid out according to defined odds.
As with most card games you can play at our star rated Angola online casino, there is a rule pertaining to the dealer.
In Vegas Three Card Rummy the dealer’s hand only qualifies when it totals 20 points or less. When the dealer doesn’t qualify you win even money on the ante bet and you get the raise bet back.
That is only one segment of the game. The other - equally profitable - part is linked to the bonus bet.
In Vegas Three Card Rummy you can lose the ante bet and still win the bonus bet - and vice versa. When that happens things can get really interesting at the best Angola online casino with a Springbok as the logo!
Before we get to the payouts let’s take a quick look at how the points are calculated. In this game aces are always low and count as one point. Face cards contribute 10 points while two through 10 retain their face value.
The most valuable card combinations are those with a zero value - and they are any pair, trip or two or three card suited runs.
Here’s a recap:
Now for the winnings. If your hand has a lower value than that of the dealer’s, the ante/raise bet is paid out at the following odds:
The pays on the bonus bet are:
Now for the crucial question - is the bonus bet worth the bother? In technical terms it all boils down to risk. There is obviously an element of risk in both the ante/raise bet and the bonus bet.
However, the statisticians tell us the risk is higher in the bonus bet… and by some margin. According to the number crunchers the risk allotted to the ante/raise bet is 1.96 percent compared to that of 3.46 percent on the bonus bet.
Having said that the potential returns on the bonus bet and the fact that it can offset a loss on the ante/raise bet makes it an attractive proposition. For my money I’d activate both bets on every hand played at Springbok Casino… but I’d keep the chip values comparatively low.
Aside from the bonus bet conundrum, the trick to winning money playing Vegas Three Card Rummy at Springbok Angola Online Casino is knowing when to raise… or fold.
Fortunately, the best play strategy in this instance is simplicity at best - and that is to follow the dealer rule. In other words, raise when you have a point’s total of 20 or less and fold on 21 and above.
When you stick to that strategy you can lower the house edge and win a lot more money than you lose!
Before you rush off and register an account at our Angola Online Casino, we have one more tip for you. Play a couple of hands of Vegas Three Card Rummy in the fun mode before you ante up in rands and cents.
It will give you time to familiarise yourself with the rules. It will also give you a clear idea of how the different bets pay out winnings.
When you are an old pro at the cards you can level up to adrenalin pumping excitement of the cash game and watch as your betting balance at Springbok Angola Online Casino grows and grows!