UNLV student’s blackjack variation being tested on Las Vegas Strip

UNLV student’s blackjack variation being tested on Las Vegas Strip


A U-N-L-V STUDENT HAS CREATED A VARIATION ON “BLACKJACK”…. THAT’S NOW BEING PLAYED ON THE STRIP! 13 ACTION NEWS REPORTER….. DAVID SCHUMAN HAS THIS FUN STORY…. OF CREATIVE SUCCESS. 11:58:32 “LET’S DO IT. GOOD LUCK. NICE, THAT IS A BLACKJACK.” I GOT LUCKY THE FIRST TIME I PLAYED MATTHEW STREAM’S GAME. BUT SAYING HE DEALT A “BLACKJACK” WAS MAYBE THE WRONG WORD. HE ONLY FLIPPED ONE CARD. 11:52:03 MATT STREAM, EASY JACK INVENTOR “INSTEAD OF STARTING WITH TWO CARDS YOU START WITH ONE CARD. INSTEAD OF HAVING A GOAL OF MAKING 21…THE GOAL IS TO GET TO 11.” AND THAT’S THE BASIC PREMISE BEHIND HIS CREATION. HE CALLS IT “EASY JACK.” 13:09:08 JAY BEAN, CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT VP OF CORPORATE TABLE GAMES “A GAME LIKE THIS YOU CAN REALLY SIT DOWN AND JUMP INTO AND BE AN EXPERT AT IT PRETTY FAST.” CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT LIKED MATTHEW’S BLACKJACK VARIATION SO MUCH…THEY’VE GIVEN IT PRIME REAL ESTATE BY THE ENTRANCE TO HARRAH’S. IT’S ON A TRIAL RUN THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR AND GUESTS ARE REPORTEDLY LOVING IT. 13:21:17 STEVE JAMES, VISITING FROM CALIFORNIA “IT’S NICE TO TRY NEW GAMES AND SEE HOW WELL YOU CAN DO. IT MIGHT BE YOUR CUP OF TEA.” MATTHEW TAUGHT US THE GAME AT UNLV’S CENTER FOR GAMING INNOVATION — A SORT OF INCUBATOR FOR INVENTORS LIKE HIM. 11:57:38 “THE DEALER IS GOING TO HIT WHEN THEY HAVE A TOTAL OF SIX OR LESS. THEY’RE GOING TO STAY WHEN THEY HAVE A TOTAL OF SEVEN OR MORE.” THIS CASINO MOCK-UP SERVES AS A CLASSROOM AND A LABORATORY FOR ASPIRING INVENTORS. 11:42:23 MARK YOSELOFF, UNLV CENTER FOR GAMING INNOVATION DIRECTOR “THE OBJECT IS TO CREATE NEW GAMES, NEW PRODUCTS, NEW PATENTS AND BRING REVENUE AND JOBS TO OUR STATE.” EASY JACK IS WELL ON ITS WAY TO BECOMING ONE OF THE CENTER’S SUCCESS STORIES. 12:12:45 DAVID SCHUMAN, UNLV CENTER FOR GAMING INNOVATION “MATT’S NOW WAITING ON THE STATE’S GAMING CONTROL BOARD TO APPROVE EASY JACK AND ONCE THAT HAPPENS, HE’LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEASE IT OUT TO ANY CASINO THAT WANTS TO PUT IT OF VALLEY STUDENTS…. ON EDGE TONIGHT!!

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