Blackjack

One of the topics discussed in the Ratburger Audio Meet-up on 2018-10-30 was gambling. Blackjack was a part of this discussion and as I couldn’t very well share a scan in an Audio Meet-up, so I’m posting it here.

 

It’s a cheat sheet as to when dealers are supposed to hold, double down, stay or take a hit etc.

Maybe someone can use it…. I don’t play Blackjack.

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Author: Gerry_D

I'm from Pensyltucky.

8 thoughts on “Blackjack”

  1. Gerry D:

    Bob Thompson:

    Gerry D:
    It’s a cheat sheet as to when dealers are supposed to hold, double down, stay or take a hit etc.

    Maybe you meant players, not dealers.

    Actually both.  So you should memorize it I guess….

    Maybe you meant players, not both. Dealers better know, without any cheat sheet, and the only option for them is to stay or hit. There is no action called ‘hold’ in Blackjack, and the other options in the table are for the players and not available to dealers.  Just sayin’.

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  2. Bob Thompson:

    Gerry D:

    Bob Thompson:

    Gerry D:
    It’s a cheat sheet as to when dealers are supposed to hold, double down, stay or take a hit etc.

    Maybe you meant players, not dealers.

    Actually both.  So you should memorize it I guess….

    Maybe you meant players, not both. Dealers better know, without any cheat sheet, and the only option for them is to stay or hit. There is no action called ‘hold’ in Blackjack, and the other options in the table are for the players and not available to dealers.  Just sayin’.

    Thanks Bob, I am not a card player, this was dropped by someone who was going to the dealer school where I work. Since I don’t play, I didn’t really know, I really appreciate your input!

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  3. It’s better called “basic strategy”. I memorized this in my blackjack days. Any deviation from basic strategy gives the casino more advantage. Over time, as we talked about, playing basic strategy perfectly will give the casino about a one percent advantage. Not taking advantage of these options can give the casino anywhere from 5-15% advantage. Devastating.

    After playing perfect basic strategy, if you can keep track of cards played, using a point system, you can actually attain an advantage by betting more when the deck is favorable and betting less when unfavorable. I am unable to do this myself.

    But they will notice this pattern and ban you from playing.

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  4. Franco:
    It’s better called “basic strategy”. I memorized this in my blackjack days. Any deviation from basic strategy gives the casino more advantage. Over time, as we talked about, playing basic strategy perfectly will give the casino about a one percent advantage. Not taking advantage of these options can give the casino anywhere from 5-15% advantage. Devastating.

    After playing perfect basic strategy, if you can keep track of cards played, using a point system, you can actually attain an advantage by betting more when the deck is favorable and betting less when unfavorable. I am unable to do this myself.

    But they will notice this pattern and ban you from playing.

    What bothers me about this is the casino has no problem with having players play at a disadvantage. They don’t stop a player telling them, “You are using a bad system and I can’t take your money.” It is one way street that wants player losses.

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  5. 10 Cents:

    Franco:
    It’s better called “basic strategy”. I memorized this in my blackjack days. Any deviation from basic strategy gives the casino more advantage. Over time, as we talked about, playing basic strategy perfectly will give the casino about a one percent advantage. Not taking advantage of these options can give the casino anywhere from 5-15% advantage. Devastating.

    After playing perfect basic strategy, if you can keep track of cards played, using a point system, you can actually attain an advantage by betting more when the deck is favorable and betting less when unfavorable. I am unable to do this myself.

    But they will notice this pattern and ban you from playing.

    What bothers me about this is the casino has no problem with having players play at a disadvantage. They don’t stop a player telling them, “You are using a bad system and I can’t take your money.” It is one way street that wants player losses.

    Some video poker games have odds that approximate playing single deck blackjack using perfect strategy so I’ve been able to play those and walk away winning half the time.

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