masterflame98
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August 20th, 2019 at 2:05:39 PM permalink
Have a local casino that just opened up a table offering Down Under Blackjack. It is a 6-deck shoe, which the Wizard shows a .57 HE. However, as the title states, the dealers have been allowing re-splitting of aces AND some of the dealers regularly make the mistake of paying when they "bust" with 22 (when they should Push 22), regardless if you have a "Golden" 20 or a 21, or any other non-busted hand. Seems like it would make a big swing in the players' favor.

What would the house edge become with these conditions?

Thank You.
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August 20th, 2019 at 2:42:56 PM permalink
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Have a local casino that just opened up a table offering Down Under Blackjack. It is a 6-deck shoe, which the Wizard shows a .57 HE. However, as the title states, the dealers have been allowing re-splitting of aces AND some of the dealers regularly make the mistake of paying when they "bust" with 22 (when they should Push 22), regardless if you have a "Golden" 20 or a 21, or any other non-busted hand. Seems like it would make a big swing in the players' favor.

What would the house edge become with these conditions?

Thank You.



"Resplitting aces rule" is typically worth about 0.08% in H.E. but is probably worth closer to 0.05% in Down Under because aces are not always split (as against medium hole cards.)

The "bust 22 rule" typically increase house edge by about 6.9% in normal black jack. Roughly, the dealer would need to make an error on Dealer 22s at the rate of 1 in 12 to overcome the natural H.E. of 0.57% and make the game be in the player's favor.
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