PDGAreject
PDGAreject
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March 10th, 2017 at 6:17:26 AM permalink
My local churches/schools often use a "Casino Night" as a fundraiser for various groups. They often have standards like Roulette, Poker, and Beat the Dealer but Blackjack is their biggest draw. In these events, because they are for charity after all, any Pushes go to the house (except on BJs). Operating under the assumption that I do not mind losing since it is for charity, how would this affect the house edge and basic strategy? I figure the house edge goes through the roof, but didn't know what changes to strategy might occur as well besides a general "hit more aggressively".
dajakesta
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March 10th, 2017 at 6:50:47 AM permalink
refer to freebet blackjack free hand strats, here's a few additions:

hit 13 and 14 vs 2, hit 12 vs 4, hit 17 against 7,8,9,ace
hit A7 against 2,3 and 8
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March 10th, 2017 at 8:10:01 AM permalink
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Romes
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March 10th, 2017 at 8:13:00 AM permalink
Dealer wins on 17-20 ties is -8.38% for the house. If the game, otherwise has decent rules, that still puts the House Edge over 8.5%...

I would think strategy would dictate you hit 17's more frequently and 18 slightly more frequently, but you should still be standing your 19's and 20's.
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PDGAreject
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March 10th, 2017 at 8:46:28 AM permalink
Dang! I was looking for it in the FAQs on Blackjack but must have missed this. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
Romes
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March 10th, 2017 at 9:11:43 AM permalink
Quote: PDGAreject

Dang! I was looking for it in the FAQs on Blackjack but must have missed this. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

No problem. There's a whole rules-variations page here: https://wizardofodds.com/games/blackjack/rule-variations/
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