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Side Bet Wonder

Side Bet Wonder

Product: G3 Table Game Bonusing System
Manufacturer: DEQ Systems, Inc.

DEQ Systems’ G3 table game bonusing system is credited with reviving the fortunes of Caribbean Stud and other table games by providing a more slot-like wagering interface that offers the ability for multiple-credit side bets.

G3 replaces the coin slot systems on older side bets—which generally restricted side wagers to $1—with a multi-credit bet technology that removes any cap to side bet amounts.

G3 allows multiple-credit betting, dealer hand betting and mystery bonusing, three accretive revenue-driving features that can generate more revenue than the $1 chip legacy technology.

“Caribbean Stud had started to die, because it was a $1 side bet with basic mechanics involved,” recalls Earle Hall, CEO of DEQ Systems. “We mirrored all the elements found in a slot machine, changing the dollar bet to a credit bet, with multiple-credit betting. Also, we were surprised that everyone was side-betting on their own cards, but not on the dealers’ cards. We created a second bet—the same as on the player hand, but on the dealer’s hand.”

G3 can be applied to any card-based table game simply, using one of several approved pay tables available from the manufacturer. The house advantage on the G3 side bet is 25 percent or less, and the system always  pays the casino first. The rest, at least 75 cents of every dollar, will go back to the players.

For more information, contact DEQ at 1-888-337-2677, or visit


Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

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