STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Net Entertainment (a subsidiary of the Cherry Casino Group, listed on the Swedish Stock market), the world’s leading provider of no download Internet casino software, today announces the launch of Wild West Slot, the first new generation slot machine for Internet deployment.
The Wild West Slot is a slot machine with more interaction and interactive content than ever seen on the Internet before. Bet limits ranges from 10 c to $9. Players may choose to play the five-reel slot machine at 1 – 9 lines. The game has a second big-screen mode where the player uses the mouse to interact and shoot at different targets. If the player is lucky, there is also a third screen, with new challenges for the player and even higher winnings.
“We have gathered some of the most experienced designers of game concepts from the Cherry Casino Group to design this new game, and it has been a true challenge” says Claes Frisk, Manager of Game Development at Net Entertainment.
CherryCasino.com Casino Manager Paul Wilson says: “After the testing we have done, we are assured that the Wild West Slot will become the most popular slot machine at CherryCasino, right from the start.”
The Wild West Slot will be found at www.Casinodomain.com and at www.CherryCasino.com as from today.
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Blackjack @ Lasseters
Lasseters, an Australian online casino (part of a land-based operation) has a special rule regarding dealer naturals, and I’d like to know what its effect is on the game odds.
If you double down or split+doubledown against a dealer  or [A] at Lasseters you will lose ALL your bets if the dealer flips over a natural at the end of the round. Lasseters doesn’t check under the  or [A] before player decisions, and so only offers insurance when an [A] is showing, and insurance is a fool’s bet anyway.
Lasseters claims they play by standard rules. What do you think? -BW
What you describe is sometimes called the “European no hole card” rule. You’ll find it at some online casinos, including those powered by IDN Slot Microgaming software, and at some land-based casinos. Casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City generally don’t use this rule; you lose only your original bet against a dealer blackjack.
So what is the effect of the European no hole card rule on the odds? The late Ken Uston, in his blackjack classic “Million Dollar Blackjack,” says this rule increases the house edge by about 0.13%.
Now let’s take a closer look at Lasseters’ blackjack. Every card dealt is randomly selected from a new full 52-card deck. The chance of any particular card being dealt is always 1 in 52. This is essentially an “infinite” deck. [Thanks to Bill K. for pointing this out.] The dealer stands on soft 17, and resplitting is allowed (except for aces).
Calculating the return for Lasseters’ blackjack is easy — it’s posted right on their site. The long-term average player return is 97.64%, as approved by the Northern Territory Racing and Gaming Authority in Australia.