billryan
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May 6th, 2017 at 1:47:23 PM permalink
Quote: charliepatrick

(i) My local casino only allows splits of identical picture cards (I asked this question as I was looking into a BJ variant).
(ii) In some games, (eg Double Exposure) you might want to DD 21 after splitting pictures - again my local casino doesn't allow you to hit nor double once you've got 21.



I'd find another casino. If that's not possible, simply avoid the game.
beachbumbabs
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May 6th, 2017 at 2:20:24 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

How many decks were they playing with? It seemed as if it was NOT dealt from a shoe.

I think that half of the decks must have been Pinochle decks.



Right at the end, when the camera swung to the dealer's hand, you could see what was at least a 6 deck shoe, might even have been 8. I didn't look beyond seeing the shoe, though.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
Ibeatyouraces
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May 6th, 2017 at 2:37:23 PM permalink
Quote: charliepatrick

(i) My local casino only allows splits of identical picture cards (I asked this question as I was looking into a BJ variant).
(ii) In some games, (eg Double Exposure) you might want to DD 21 after splitting pictures - again my local casino doesn't allow you to hit nor double once you've got 21.


Aren't you in England? They have those silly rules.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
charliepatrick
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May 6th, 2017 at 2:49:20 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Aren't you in England? They have those silly rules.

The UK used to have strict rules (which actually protected the innocent but prevented plays such as soft doubles and splitting 4's) but after some de-regulation these have now all gone. Thus nearly all casinos allow re-split As, DDaS, double any 2 cards, s17. It also means that casinos can offer more than the basic range of games.

I had no intention of splitting 10s in basic BJ but there's a trial game around which means you do split them against dealer 15-16s, hence the question (as it affects HE quite a lot).

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