April 2nd, 2013 at 10:28:25 AM
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One of my local casinos is running a promotion where suited blackjacks only in a specific suit pay 2-1. For example, last month it was hearts, and this month it's clubs.

From the Wizard's excellent rule variations page, we can see that "all suited blackjacks pay 2-1" cuts the house edge by 0.57%. Without thinking too hard, it seems like only paying for suited naturals in one suit would cut this effect in quarters, for a reduction in the house edge of approximately 0.14%.

Is it more complicated than that or have I got it? This game is not that great to begin with (6 decks, H17, no surrender, DAS allowed), so this is a nice little bonus. I hit it twice last night, with 1-unit bets >:o

From the Wizard's excellent rule variations page, we can see that "all suited blackjacks pay 2-1" cuts the house edge by 0.57%. Without thinking too hard, it seems like only paying for suited naturals in one suit would cut this effect in quarters, for a reduction in the house edge of approximately 0.14%.

Is it more complicated than that or have I got it? This game is not that great to begin with (6 decks, H17, no surrender, DAS allowed), so this is a nice little bonus. I hit it twice last night, with 1-unit bets >:o

"So drink gamble eat f***, because one day you will be dust." -ontariodealer

April 2nd, 2013 at 11:55:45 AM
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If all 'Blackjacks' paid 2/1 then this would add 2.3% to the player edge.

Suited Blackjacks happen 1/4 of the time which gives 0.57%.

A particular suit happens a 1/4 of the time of suited so you are correct to divide by 4 to give 0.14%.

Suited Blackjacks happen 1/4 of the time which gives 0.57%.

A particular suit happens a 1/4 of the time of suited so you are correct to divide by 4 to give 0.14%.

April 2nd, 2013 at 12:08:51 PM
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Quote:SwitchIf all 'Blackjacks' paid 2/1 then this would add 2.3% to the player edge.

Suited Blackjacks happen 1/4 of the time which gives 0.57%.

A particular suit happens a 1/4 of the time of suited so you are correct to divide by 4 to give 0.14%.

Thanks Geoff!

"So drink gamble eat f***, because one day you will be dust." -ontariodealer