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3 April 2011 - 3:18am

New Casino Table Game Quick Seven®

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Quick Seven® is now live with the online casino bet365. Since the
2-22-2011 bet365 release of Quick Seven®, we are approaching forums
about our new table game in an attempt to reach real players for some
serious POV feedback on the game.

To review Quick Seven® for free,
visit quickseven.com and click “PLAY FREE NOW” in the bottom left
corner and/or visit our "Installations" page to see both current and up-and-
coming game installations.

What Makes Quick Seven® Unique

-Unique Game Concept:

If the player's initial card dealt is six or less, the dealer deals to
the player's hand until it totals seven or greater. If greater, the
dealer will discard one card of the player's choice, leaving the
player with the option to hit or stand.

-Use of a Discard:

This allows the player to discard one card if needed to create their
best possible hand prior to the option to hit or stand (this promotes
a sense of control over the outcome of a hand).

-Win a Hand with One Card:

With a Quick Seven® (1st card dealt is a seven; no discard is used),
the player has the option to win 1 to 1 regardless of the dealer’s
hand (a Quick Seven® occurs 53.8% more often than a Blackjack).

-Option to Challenge™ the Dealer’s Hand:

With a Quick Seven®, the player has the option to (declining the 1 to
1 payout), Challenge™ the dealer's hand with their original bet for a
chance to win 2 to 1.

-Second Chance Side Bet with a Dealt Bust:

With a dealt bust (1st and 2nd card dealt is an 8, 9, or 10), the
player has the option to place a Hazard Bet™ equal to their original
bet. With a Hazard Bet™, the player has a second chance to redeem
their losing hand.

We hope that everyone enjoys the fast-paced excitement of Quick Seven®
as a new alternative to traditional casino table games. Thank you for your time.

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4 April 2011 - 12:06am
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I had a quick read of your website and played the free game and from what I gather its very similar to blackjack except the idea is to get a total of 7. Face cards and Aces count as 1. 8s, 9s, and 10s are automatically discarded because they are more than 7.

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Using basic strategy, the house edge for Quick Seven is approximately 2.63%.

Optimal player strategy of Quick Seven is to play as follows:

- Choose the high card or high total of a hand.
- Never hit after a discard.
- Never Challenge on a Quick Seven (house advantage 1.01%).
- Never place a Hazard Bet on a dealt bust (house advantage 0.07%).

Hitting after a discard in Quick Seven (compared to hitting in the game of Blackjack*):
- Hitting on a 1 is similar to hitting on a 12, on a 2 = 13, 3 = 14, 4 = 15, 5 = 16, 6 = 17.

*If comparing the total number of individual cards that it would take to bust a hand.

I'm sure the casinos will appreciate the house edge but from a player's point of view:

Where's the fun in the game if the optimal thing is to do is accept the cards you are dealt and do nothing else except discard? (Then again I guess some people love baccarat)

And what's with a dealt bust? (when you are dealt two cards that are an 8, 9, or 10 so you can't make a 7). Off the top of my head I can't think of any other table game where you can automatically lose without even seeing the dealer's cards just by placing a bet and receiving your cards. I know in games like Casino Hold'em or Caribbean Stud you can receive hands that you should fold, but this is like being dealt a 22 in blackjack. I know you can do the hazard bet, but your own analysis says its a losing play, albeit very close to even.

By my maths using 6 decks (12 cards in each deck are an 8, 9, or 10):

(72/312)*(71/311) = .052683651

You're going to be dealt a busted hand over 5% of the time. I know it would change the mathematics behind the game and eliminate the hazard bet but did you consider either removing the 8, 9 and 10 from the deck (probably not a good commercial decision) or just making them an automatic discard and keep dealing until the player receives a playable hand?

I also saw what I thought was a bug. The dealer was dealt a 4 and a 2, then pulled another card which was an Ace, to total 7. I thought I read he should have stood on 5 or better. But then I re-read the rules and saw that he only stands on 5 or better if his first card was a discarded 8, 9, or 10. Confusing.

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6 April 2011 - 2:49pm
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CL-Ed wrote:

I had a quick read of your website and played the free game and from what I gather its very similar to blackjack except the idea is to get a total of 7. Face cards and Aces count as 1. 8s, 9s, and 10s are automatically discarded because they are more than 7.

Quick Seven can definitely be compared to Blackjack as they both have a target number to reach, and you get the options to hit or stand at some point. It can also be compared to Siete y Medio (Spanish), Sette e Mezzo (Italian), or even Baccarat. However; the option to discard, the option to Challenge the dealer with a Quick Seven, the second chance you get with the Hazard Bet, and the card flow in general is enough to make Quick Seven unique.

CL-Ed wrote:

I'm sure the casinos will appreciate the house edge but from a player's point of view:

Where's the fun in the game if the optimal thing is to do is accept the cards you are dealt and do nothing else except discard? (Then again I guess some people love baccarat)

At this early stage, Quick Seven has not been through rigorous testing beyond the initial stats. There is still room for someone to analyze the game further to make a more complex strategy, as has been done many times over with Blackjack. We look forward to what experienced players may be able to come up with.

CL-Ed wrote:

And what's with a dealt bust? (when you are dealt two cards that are an 8, 9, or 10 so you can't make a 7). Off the top of my head I can't think of any other table game where you can automatically lose without even seeing the dealer's cards just by placing a bet and receiving your cards. I know in games like Casino Hold'em or Caribbean Stud you can receive hands that you should fold, but this is like being dealt a 22 in blackjack. I know you can do the hazard bet, but your own analysis says its a losing play, albeit very close to even.

The Dealt Bust is an interesting twist to the game. Of course it seems like a bad thing when it happens to you... but it happens to the dealer just as much. On top of that, having the ability to stay in the game with the Hazard Bet is just another option that you can take. Unfortunately it must be a losing play, but such are the laws of house banked gambling. At least it's close (.07%)

CL-Ed wrote:

By my maths using 6 decks (12 cards in each deck are an 8, 9, or 10):

(72/312)*(71/311) = .052683651

You're going to be dealt a busted hand over 5% of the time. I know it would change the mathematics behind the game and eliminate the hazard bet but did you consider either removing the 8, 9 and 10 from the deck (probably not a good commercial decision) or just making them an automatic discard and keep dealing until the player receives a playable hand?

We have definitely considered these options, but using a standard deck is important for marketability. Besides, amidst a sea of Blackjack variations, we feel that different is good.

CL-Ed wrote:

I also saw what I thought was a bug. The dealer was dealt a 4 and a 2, then pulled another card which was an Ace, to total 7. I thought I read he should have stood on 5 or better. But then I re-read the rules and saw that he only stands on 5 or better if his first card was a discarded 8, 9, or 10. Confusing.

The dealer will deal to your hand until your hand value reaches seven or greater. If the hand goes over seven, a discard must be made. After a discard, the player can choose to stand or hit again as many times as they choose, as long as the hand value remains seven or less. If the total goes over seven again, they bust. After a discard, the dealer has to hit on 4 or less and stand on 5 or greater. If the dealer's hand totals greater than seven after a discard, the dealer busts.

I hope this clarifies things, thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback!

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7 April 2011 - 1:15am
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No problem, its nice to try something new for a change!

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