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Casino Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Address: Glebe Park, 21 Binara Street, Canberra City, ACT 2601
Opening Hours: 12 noon - 6am, 7 days per week
General Enquiries: (02) 6257 7074 or 1800 806 833
Facsimile: (02) 6257 7079
Website: http://www.casinocanberra.com.au

How to get there: The Casino is adjacent to Canberra's CBD and entertainment hub and is walking distance from most of the major hotels.

General Conditions: A scenic casino both inside and out, Casino Canberra is situated in twenty hectares of parkland and has an impressive collection of Australian art on its walls.  The lack of non-smoking tables can spoil the atmosphere inside at busy times.

One main gaming floor has the following blackjack tables:

$5-$500: 6
$10-$500: 7
$25-$1000: 2
$50-$2000: 2

Currently cutting 1 1/2 to 2 decks from 8.  Canberra is the only casino allowing the player to split regular pairs (not aces) to 4 hands, although this opportunity occurs so infrequently that it does not make up for the nasty European no hole card rule.  For Sydney players though, these conditions are worth the 3 hour drive.

Blackjack Rules

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

Variations
Perfect Pairs is available on some 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 Casino Canberra 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:
Double down on:
A7 and A6 vs 3 4 5 6
A5 and A4 vs 4 5 6
A2 and A3 vs 5 6

Otherwise hit on soft 17 or less and hit on soft 18 if dealer shows 9, 10 or Ace.

House Edge:  0.542%.

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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