Eyewon
Eyewon
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November 24th, 2016 at 10:43:06 PM permalink
Last trip to Vegas I saw many $25 tables only paying 6/5 on a blackjack. After a while I started doubling down when the dealer was showing a 4-5 or 6. Is this a smart play or did I just get lucky with my results?
Greasyjohn
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November 24th, 2016 at 11:19:45 PM permalink
It is not a smart play. And so is playing 6/5. There are many 3:2 games left. This is the most important single rule to find when choosing a game.
standbymyman
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November 25th, 2016 at 8:03:53 AM permalink
Quote: Eyewon

Last trip to Vegas I saw many $25 tables only paying 6/5 on a blackjack. After a while I started doubling down when the dealer was showing a 4-5 or 6. Is this a smart play or did I just get lucky with my results?




Lucky with your results? WHAT results? I will take a wild guess and say you got unlucky with your results.
Eyewon
Eyewon
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November 25th, 2016 at 10:11:14 AM permalink
I actually made out pretty well from the double downs. Granted this was on a very small scale, probably less than ten shoes. For some reason I convinced myself it wasn't a horrible move against the obvious bust cards. Judging by the advice here I'll be giving up doing that. Just becomes frustrating when casinos are only offering 6/5.
Wino
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November 26th, 2016 at 5:00:46 PM permalink
On average, dealer will bust less than half the time when showing these "bust" cards.
Wanda Wilcox: “I can’t stand people. I hate them.” Chinaski: “Oh, yeah?” Wanda: “You hate them?” Chinaski: “No, but I seem to feel better when they’re not around.” Barfly, starring Mickey Rourke
Greasyjohn
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November 26th, 2016 at 8:25:39 PM permalink
The TC would have to be about +20 to double on a BJ against a 4,5 or 6. And it would really draw attention.

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