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The question for the poll is would you play Buster Blackjack, assuming you were playing blackkjack in the first place?

Quote:AcenderWith a high enough count, could the buster bet become lucrative?

card counting the buster blackjack side bet 6 decks

Quote:WizardofnothingMike you were quite comical with the options toniggt

Thanks. To be honest, I'm starting to run low on ideas.

Quote:Ibeatyouraces/2013/04/25/card-counting-the-buster-blackjack-side-bet-6-decks/

That's actually quite reasonable. Not a bad SB at all.

Quote:charliepatrickI'm depressed - the house edge is fairly high so surely it should be rated as in the "best avoided" category.

Take some happy pills and make some buster bets. The future is a bright one!

A $5 main with a $1 Buster bet that is going to pay you $2 when the dealer busts...not so exciting for me, but AGS is placing it aggressively these days. It will be interesting to see how sticky it is outside of its So Cal original market.

The House edge is quoted to be different than what the Wizard just calculated for what appears to be the same assumptions on BJ rules. In this site's quoted simulation of 100M hands on a six-deck game with a card count of the A,2,3 cards, I don't understand if the dealer is assumed to play out his <17 hands when the player goes bust.

Quote:gordonm888First, if the players all bust then usually the dealer does not hit his hand to determine whether hhands of <17 would ahve gone bust. - do you lose the Buster BJ side-bet in this situation? Or does the dealer hits his cards anyway if he has less than a 17 in order to determine the outcome of the sidebet? If the dealer does not always play out his hand, the House Edge on the sidebet should be calculated assuming that the dealer does not play the hand when all players go bust -and thus the calculated side-bet should be a function of the number of players at the table.

I am very confused by this site:

The House edge is quoted to be different than what the Wizard just calculated for what appears to be the same assumptions on BJ rules. In this site's quoted simulation of 100M hands on a six-deck game with a card count of the A,2,3 cards, I don't understand if the dealer is assumed to play out his <17 hands when the player goes bust.

Differant pay table. I'm on my phone right now, but I did http://miplet.net/blackjack/busterblackjack.xlsb a while ago. Should be able to edit pay table and deck composition. I assume the dealer always plays out his hand.

Just having a quick look at your sheet. Call me naive but can you explain the titles H, D, S, C above the table on the left hand side. I can make a guess but just want to be sure. Thank you in advance!

Quote:WizardI saw a new pay table for Buster Blackjack and added it to my page. This one pays premium wins if the player has a blackjack and the dealer busts with seven or more cards.

So AGS added 6 units to the 6 Card Bust payout and an 800-1 & 2000-1 pay event and the HE only moved down 0.000116?

WOO, may I suggest you analyze Zombie Blackjack.Quote:WizardThanks. To be honest, I'm starting to run low on ideas.

first i think use number of combination is not reasonable.

then i think about number of permutation, when calculate the probabilty of buster with 3 cards,

B3=permutation of (sum of 3 cards>21 and sum of first 2 cards <17)

All=permutation of all 3 cards dealt

then the probabilty= B3/All

is my calculate right?

Quote:UCivanWOO, may I suggest you analyze Zombie Blackjack.

I already did.

Buster Blackjack looks crazy. Realistically you may see dealer bust with 5 or 6 cards what less than 10% of the time they bust? and as for 7 or 8 I think I have yet to see that. Easily looks one of the worst bets in the casino. But clearly its attractive to some players.