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Jupiters Townsville, Townsville, Queensland

Address: Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville, Queensland 4810
General Enquiries: (07) 4722 2333
Facsimile: (07) 4772 4741
Website: http://www.jupiterstownsville.com.au or http://www.jupiters.com.au

How to get there: Situated on the Breakwater Marina overlooking Magnetic Island.  Around 1km from the city centre.

General Conditions: Formerly the Sheraton Townsville Hotel and Casino, it was aquired by Jupiters Ltd in 1999 and renamed Jupiters Townsville. A fully themed casino, supposed to reflect the relaxed north Queensland lifestyle.  Table numbers are as follows:

$5-$200: 3
$10-$500: 3

The small number of tables makes card counters stick out like a sore thumb.  Hopefully you will win you first few big bets and then get out of town.  Currently one and a half decks are cut out of 6 decks.

Blackjack Rules

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

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 Jupiters Townsville 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
D
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
SP
SP
9,9
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
 
SP
SP
 
 
10,10
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A,A
SP
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: 0.534%

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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