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Costa Rica - Central America
Last Update April 8, 1998


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COSTA RICA T D P RULES & NOTES
PUNTARENAS        
QUALITY /FIESTA ? 4 ? Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
QUEPOS        
KAMUK 3 4 ? Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
SAN JOSE        
AUROLA HOL. INN 6 4 ? Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
BALMORAL 4 4 ? Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
CARIARI 7 4 ? Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
COLONIAL CLUB 4 4 ? Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
COROBICI 4 4 ? Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
GRAND HOTEL 7 4 ? Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
HERRADURA 3 4   Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
IRAZU 4 4 ? Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
PALACIO DE LUXE ? 4 ? Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
PALACIO LUNA ? 4 ? Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
PRESIDENTE ? 4 ? Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
ROYAL GARDEN 4 4 ? Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
TRIANGULAR CLUB ? 4 ? Ds,21e,Rsa,B,Other
GENERAL INFORMATION       Reports of excellent penetration at some locations.

Costa Rican blackjack is called "Rommy" and there are some differences. A natural is equal to a multiple-card 21 and naturals don't receive any bonus. Rummy hands are paid off at odds ranging from 3:1 to 7:1. A player has rummy when the first 3 cards are of equal rank or are consecutive suited cards dealt in any order, such as 4-5-6 of hearts. A suited 6-7-8 pays pays 5:1 and a suited 7-7-7 pays 7:1. Busted rummies, such as 8-8-8, get 4:1. There is no hold card so European rules are in effect. Insurance is allowed on a dealer upcard of 10. You put up 1/10 of your bet and are paid off at 10:1. Regular insurance is also allowed.