blackhawkphil
blackhawkphil
Joined: May 1, 2017
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May 1st, 2017 at 7:41:23 PM permalink
I know a player in BlackHawk that spent this last weekend crushing a Buffalo Blackjack table.
He did it by playing the "Magic 21" side bet (matching his blackjack wager).
His strategy was simple, he hit everything 19 and lower, regardless of what the dealer had showing. He always split 10's to try for 21.
Obviously he busted more often than not, but would get big payoffs for catching 21.
(7-card 21's pay 25-1.)

I haven't been able to find odds for this strategy anywhere, I only can find odds for playing the "bust bonus" side bet which this player was not using.
ChesterDog
ChesterDog
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May 1st, 2017 at 9:11:29 PM permalink
Here is a Wizard of Vegas thread about those bets. Also, here is a rack card for the bet.

What are the bet size limits, is the table H17 or S17, and is this the pay table?
player BJ 6:1
2 card 21 (after splitting) 6:1
3 card 21 8:1
4 card 21 9:1
5 & 6 card 21 10:1
7+ card 21 25:1

I will try to find a rough strategy (based on infinite decks) to minimize the loss assuming equal main and side bets.
blackhawkphil
blackhawkphil
Joined: May 1, 2017
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May 2nd, 2017 at 9:58:27 AM permalink
The dealer hits soft 17, and that is the correct pay table. The table uses 6 decks.
I saw the previous thread but it looks like the focus went straight to the "bust bonus" side bet.

This player was betting $100 (max bet in CO) for the main wager as well as on the Magic 21 and playing 2-4 spots per hand. He had huge wins on 4 consecutive days by playing ultra aggressive and hitting until he got 21 or busted. He always split 10s.

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