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Wizard
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May 5th, 2017 at 4:20:08 PM permalink
I'm writing a review of Play 'N Go software. They offer three games -- regular, European, and single-deck. The single-deck game pays 6-5 on a blackjack. I've never seen that dreaded rule at an Internet casino before. In all fairness, the other rules are quite good, but the house edge is still a high 1.26%. Compare that to 0.46% in their standard game.



I predict within one generation 3-2 blackjack will be a thing confined to high limit rooms only and some tables at Internet casinos. Even I'll say that for $25 bets and under, 3-2 blackjack is not profitable in a land casino. This assumes recreational play, with a 2% house edge.

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Ayecarumba
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May 8th, 2017 at 1:14:13 PM permalink
How savvy are internet blackjack players compared to land based casino patrons? If I were an internet casino owner, I would certainly offer 6-5, since it means so much more in my pockets, and land based players have apparently absorbed the initial shearing, and continue to line up for even closer shaves.
Last edited by: Ayecarumba on May 8, 2017
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billryan
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May 8th, 2017 at 1:21:02 PM permalink
I play at the Long Horn, which has some of the best rules in Vegas, and which doesn't cater to many tourists.
What amazes me is the absolute ruin a very large percentage of players run into.
It just seems that the vast majority of $30 or less buy ins go broke.
Even with a very very small house edge, the keep is huge.
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DiscreteMaths2
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May 8th, 2017 at 1:36:41 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard


I predict within one generation 3-2 blackjack will be a thing confined to high limit rooms only and some tables at Internet casinos. Even I'll say that for $25 bets and under, 3-2 blackjack is not profitable in a land casino. This assumes recreational play, with a 2% house edge.



Depending on how long you define a generation I think robotic dealers and electronic tables can make up the difference for micro and low stakes to hold onto 3-2. (Computers and displays keep getting cheaper, technology adverse patrons dwindle, patents expire, management tech improves reducing skilled labor needs, etc). Assuming a sufficient demand doesn't continue to exist that is satisfied with 6-5.
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