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August 19th, 2021 at 10:24:25 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

I have calculated house edge to be 0.766%, in good agreement with your value. My calculation is a hybrid - its a cross between 6 decks and infinite deck.


Can you extend this calculation to a game of Stand-17 and no pair re-splitting? What is the new basic strategy? Wizard's website does not list this version of Down Under Blackjack. This game is very popular now in casinos.
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August 19th, 2021 at 11:20:08 AM permalink
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How do I delete a post here? I just can not find the button for it.



Essentially, you don't. However, you can edit out whatever you have posted if you have done it by mistake. I'd usually state a reason for the edit as going through and just deleting posts could be frowned upon if done gratuitously.
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August 22nd, 2021 at 8:48:13 PM permalink
Let me ask this again. What is the difference in the basic strategy if the game is changed from Hit-17 to Stand-17?
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August 22nd, 2021 at 9:40:13 PM permalink
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How do I delete a post here? I just can not find the button for it.

I don't know if this is the official way, but a lot of people just edit their post with something like "deleted" or "post deleted" .
Note: sometimes they give a reason for it, eg. "posted to wrong thread" or "duplicate post"

Edit: You usually have to edit the post within a certain amount of time (i think it is less than 24 hours)
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August 23rd, 2021 at 12:07:20 AM permalink
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Let me ask this again. What is the difference in the basic strategy if the game is changed from Hit-17 to Stand-17?



You seem to be asking me. My Down Under Spreadsheets are stored on a separate memory unit that I will need to retrieve. And frankly, changing the dealer's actions from H17 to Stand 17 is not a simple toggle switch. I will try to take a look at it later this week.
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August 23rd, 2021 at 10:29:31 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

You seem to be asking me. My Down Under Spreadsheets are stored on a separate memory unit that I will need to retrieve. And frankly, changing the dealer's actions from H17 to Stand 17 is not a simple toggle switch. I will try to take a look at it later this week.


Very nice of you! Yes, the question is for you because I noticed you had this discussion with the Wizard. Here it is.

Suppose we have a regular 6-deck blackjack game with Double on any 2, Split to 4, DAS, and No Surrender rules.
For a Hit-17 Blackjack, the critical strategies are: 11vs A Double, A,7 vs 2 Double, A,8 vs 6 Double, and the house edge is 0.62%.

For a Stand-17 Blackjack, the critical strategies are: 11vs A Hit, A,7 vs 2 Stand, A,8 vs 6: Stand, and the house edge is 0.40%. However, if re-splitting is not allowed, then the house edge becomes 0.46%.

What are these numbers for a Stand-17 Down Under Blackjack? The Wizard only listed the Hit-17 version on his website, but knowing these numbers are good for developing a counting system for this blackjack variant. Thank you in advance.

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