Bluff

Joseph Shipman

Joseph Shipman is an accomplished Ph.D. mathematician, who served as Director of Math at Gaming Laboratories International in New Jersey. After years of seeing failed table game inventions and having a keen insight to what wasn’t available on the market, he used his experience and talents to design his new game, Bluff. In addition, he identified key Game Theory elements not effectively represented on the market and designed his game to solve mathematical and technical problems commonly seen in other games. Using his experience analyzing the competition’s inventions, Joseph invented a game that incorporates traditional poker elements such as bluffing, but still maintains an entertaining carnival game feel. It’s taken Joseph a decade to make Bluff a reality. An extraordinary amount of effort has gone into the creation and preparation of the game, and at long last, Bluff is ready for its first Field Trial.

How to Play

Bluff successfully mixes war and poker together, where both the player and dealer can check, call, raise, bluff or fold. The object of the game is to get a higher value card then the dealer, without being bluffed. Bluffing is when the player or dealer raise with a low card, such as a 2 or 3. The player will place a wager on the ante and after looking at their card, either check, call or raise. The call and raise wagers must be equal to the ante. After all of the players have made their decision, the dealer will flip over his card. The player’s bets will either be paid or taken depending on their card and what action they took. Typically high card will win and the wagers will be paid 1 to 1. Winning bets are paid based on the table layout chart. There are a few exceptions to take note of when reading the chart, such as when the player raises the dealer will fold with a 2 thru 6. If this happens the player’s ante will automatically be paid 1 to 1 regardless of what card they had and their raise wager would push. If the player checked and the dealer raised, then the player would automatically fold and lose their bet. The house edge is 4.2% and progressive jackpots and side bets are available. For more information, download our FAQ and Math Analysis .

  • [Bluff's Rack Card

Rack Cards

Learn how to play the game, Bluff, with these custom designed rack cards.](https://www.vegas-aces.com/site/system/original/pdf/clients-bluff-rack-cards.pdf)

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Contact

Contact the inventor directly or email Vegas Aces Services, LLC if you have any question or comments about placing the game in your casino for a Field Trial.](https://www.vegas-aces.com/site/system/original/img/clients-bluff-business-card-single.jpg)

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A printed Field Trial Promotion Packet
Field Trial Packet

Perfect for Casino Managers who are looking to place this game. Download the first version of the Field Trial Promotion Packet here. The second version will be available shortly.](https://www.vegas-aces.com/site/system/original/pdf/clients-bluff-casino-manager-promo-packet-v2.pdf)

Field Trial

  • The casino that hosts the Bluff Field Trial will get one game for free for life

  • Vegas Aces provides all training for your casino dealers

  • Vegas Aces will provide all of the marketing support needed to bring people to the game, on a daily basis. For example:

    + A showgirl would be standing near the table game handing out free swag

  • We’ll work with you to figure out the best marketing package for your casino

  • Note: The client has the ability to cancel these marketing packages at any time

Contact Us

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How to Play

Bluff successfully mixes war and poker together, where both the player and dealer can check, call, raise, bluff or fold. The object of the game is to get a higher value card than the dealer, without being Bluffed. Bluffing is when the player or dealer Raise with a two or a three. The player will place a wager on the Ante and after looking at their card, either Check or Raise. The dealer will look at his card and Check or Raise. If he Raises the player will either Call or Fold. The highest value card wins, receiving a 1:1 payout. If the Player Raised and the Dealer Folds with a two thru six, the Raise wager would Push and the Ante would be paid. The house edge is 4.2%. progressive jackpots and side bets are available. For more information, download our FAQ and Math Analysis .

  • [Bluff's Rack Card

Rack Cards

Learn how to play the game, Bluff, with these custom designed rack cards.](https://www.vegas-aces.com/site/system/original/pdf/clients-bluff-rack-cards-v1.pdf)

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Promo Video

Enjoy this exciting, in-depth explination on the first version of Bluff.](https://youtu.be/OaAo66IMX70)

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A printed Field Trial Promotion Packet
Field Trial Packet

Perfect for Casino Managers who are looking to place this game. Download the first version of the Field Trial Promotion Packet here. The second version will be available shortly.](https://www.vegas-aces.com/site/system/original/pdf/clients-bluff-casino-manager-promo-packet.pdf)

Differences Between v.1 & v.2

  • Cards

    + Version 1 requires a custom deck of cards

    + Version 2 uses a normal deck of cards

  • Rounds

    + Version 1 offers the guests two rounds of play

    + Version 2 offers the guests one round of play

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