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Adelaide Sky City Casino, Adelaide, South Australia

Address: Old Railway Station, North Terrace, Adelaide City SA
General Enquiries: (08) 8218 4100
Opening Hours: 12am to 4am daily (6am Saturday and Sunday)
Website: http://www.skycityadelaide.com.au

How to get there: Easily accessible being within the CBD.  It is connected via covered walkway to the Hyatt Regency Hotel and within walking distance to many other hotels.  Valet parking is available for a flat rate of $15, or casino patrons can get thier ticket validated for $4.40 parking at the nearby privately run Action Station carpark.

General Conditions: Sky City is located in the attractive old railway station building, and is one of the more ambient, sophisticated casinos in Australia.  It does lack in the availability of dining with only two restaurants and one cafe.

The following blackjack tables are available:

$5-$500: 5
$10-$500: 8
$25-$1000: 6
$50-$2000: 1

Although the house edge is one of the highest in the country, good penetration of 1 deck out of 8, combined with a low level of heat from the pit makes this an attractive casino for card counting.

Blackjack Rules


Back Betting / Wonging In
Back betting is allowed up to three hands per box.

Variations
Super sevens available on all tables.

Blackjack Basic Strategy

For a given set of blackjack rules, there is only one best action to take for each possible hand a player may get versus each possible upcard a dealer may have.  This set of "best actions" is know as the Basic Strategy.  The basic strategy to be followed at Adelaide Sky City is as follows:

For hard totals:
 
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
A
9
H
D
D
D
D
H
H
H
H
H
10
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
H
H
11
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
H
H
12
H
H
S
S
S
H
H
H
H
H
13
S
S
S
S
S
H
H
H
H
H
14
S
S
S
S
S
H
H
H
H
H
15
S
S
S
S
S
H
H
H
H
H
16
S
S
S
S
S
H
H
H
H
H
17
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S

For pairs:
 
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
A
2,2
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
 
 
 
 
3,3
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
 
 
 
 
4,4
 
 
 
SP
SP
 
 
 
 
 
5,5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6,6
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
 
 
 
 
 
7,7
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
 
 
 
 
8,8
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
   
9,9
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
 
SP
SP
 
 
10,10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A,A
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
 

For Soft totals, always hit on soft 17 or less.  Hit on soft 18 if dealer shows 9, 10 or Ace.

House Edge:  0.615%.

INDEX
The dealer up-card is displayed along the top, and the players totals down the side. "S" = "stand" "H" = "hit" "D" = "double" "SP" = "split"

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