QFIT
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Zalix512
February 16th, 2016 at 4:57:04 PM permalink
Now for something completely different. For fun, I created a web page that displays some of the current data related to blackjack rules in chart form. Basically, to show the current state of the game in the U.S. See https://www.qfit.com/maps.htm . I plan to keep this updated on a monthly basis to show what casinos are doing to players.
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February 16th, 2016 at 6:05:10 PM permalink
Good stuff, Norm. Thanks.
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February 16th, 2016 at 6:10:16 PM permalink
Thanks Norm it's great. Just shows you how bad Nevada blackjack really is.
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February 16th, 2016 at 7:03:52 PM permalink
Quote: QFIT

Now for something completely different. For fun, I created a web page that displays some of the current data related to blackjack rules in chart form. Basically, to show the current state of the game in the U.S. See https://www.qfit.com/maps.htm . I plan to keep this updated on a monthly basis to show what casinos are doing to players.



Nice job, Norm! The better informed players are the better off they are and this will no doubt be useful to many players.

Only thing I would caution and am sure you know this Norm, but others may not is that the data in CBJN is not all updated monthly. Las Vegas is, with paid reporters and some of the other bigger areas are but some of the smaller states and areas are not serviced by monthly reporters and some are updated much less frequently. It is important for players to do their homework and this is yet another tool that will help.



Quote: Wingnut

Thanks Norm it's great. Just shows you how bad Nevada blackjack really is.



Yes and No to "really bad Nevada blackjack". Nevada Blackjack dominated by Las Vegas is just so much bigger, so many more tables and opportunities than other places that you are going to see larger numbers of 6:5 tables, which in turn is going to 'inflate' the average house edge, BUT there are also more....what I call "playable" games that other places (playable is of course subjective). And even more important is these playable games are in close proximity, much more so that any other place. THAT is the real strength of Las Vegas.

The really bad games....the 6:5 that gives Vegas such a bad name and inflates the average house edge is mostly limited to one area....The strip. I know for tourist, the strip IS Las Vegas, but for those that play serious blackjack the strip is one small part of Vegas. There is so much more to Vegas, so many more opportunities than the strip. Most of us that are based here, visit the strip fairly infrequently compared to other areas. :/
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February 17th, 2016 at 6:51:14 AM permalink
Very cool, but that b&w 'cloud' makes it hard to read.

I assume you used PhotoShop to generate the clouds. Change the black to light blue and keep hitting the Generate Clouds function. You get some very nice, realistic, skies.
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February 17th, 2016 at 6:53:13 AM permalink
It's a purchased photograph.
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February 17th, 2016 at 6:53:55 AM permalink
Very cool Norm, thanks!

What was your most interesting/disappointing/etc metric?
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February 17th, 2016 at 10:11:05 AM permalink
Well, it's no surprise that rules are not great. The average edge in Nevada is quite disappointing. H17 has few bright spots. Pennsylvania is S17; but that is law and the casinos recently tried to change that law. I thought about adding penetration. But, average pen over multiple numbers of decks is not too meaningful. I may add some additional detail charts. Charts over time would be more interesting.
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February 17th, 2016 at 12:51:13 PM permalink
Quote: QFIT

Well, it's no surprise that rules are not great. The average edge in Nevada is quite disappointing. H17 has few bright spots. Pennsylvania is S17; but that is law and the casinos recently tried to change that law. I thought about adding penetration. But, average pen over multiple numbers of decks is not too meaningful. I may add some additional detail charts. Charts over time would be more interesting.

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February 17th, 2016 at 1:40:38 PM permalink
I hope your maps catch on!
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