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Conrad Jupiters, Gold Coast, Queensland

Address: Broadbeach Island, Gold Coast, Queensland 4218
General Enquiries: (07) 5592 1133
Hotel Reservations (07) 5592 8130 or 1800 074 344
Jupiters Theatre: (07) 5592 8303 or 1800 074 144
Website: http://www.conrad.com.au
Email: conrad@conrad.com.au
 

How to get there: Jupiters is a 20-minute drive from Coolangatta Airport, an hour's drive from Brisbane Airport or an hour and a half via the Airtrain service from Brisbane Airport.  The Airtrain service also passes through the Brisbane CBD.

Coach services, limousines and buses provide transfers from Coolangatta and Brisbane Airports. A private shuttle service is           also available from the Brisbane Airport.

Free public parking is available on all levels of the car park.  Hotel guest parking, accessible by the use of guest room keys, and valet parking are also available at a nominal cost.

For a novel way to get there from the Beach, take the monorail from the shopping centre below the Grand Mercure Hotel.

General Description: A small casino with two levels of gaming, with the second level comprised mainly of gaming machines.  Only a few restaurants and bars within in the complex, but with the excitement of Broadbeach not far away this is of little concern. The decor is a little daggy (tropical scenes painted on the roof) but in general it has a pleasant atmosphere.  Blackjack Table numbers are as follows:

$5-$500: 1
$10-$500: 10
$25-$1000: 6
$50-$2000: 4
$100-$4000: 3

It is increasingly rare to find a $5 table in Australian Casinos so this is a welcome diversion from the norm.  In addition, the maximum bet of $500 makes this an attractive table for card counting.  Currently the cut is one and a half to 1 decks out of six decks.  With an open top shoe, clear discard rack, little heat and favourable rules, it is worth the 8 hour drive from Sydney to play here.

Blackjack Rules

Back Betting / Wonging In
Back betting is allowed up to three hands per box.  Knowledge of basic strategy of the general player is very poor as this is a tourist area so back bet at your own peril.

Variations
Super sevens is available at most tables.  For a $1 side bet, any 7 pays $3, two sevens of any suit pays $50, two 7's of the same suit pays $100, three 7's of any suit pays $500 and three 7's of the same suit pays $5000. As with most blackjack side bets, these payouts are terrible.

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 Conrad Jupiters 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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