Brendo81
Brendo81
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March 8th, 2020 at 6:44:11 PM permalink
Couple questions, Iíve been a long time lurker of these forums as well as all the information provided.

Have been playing blackjack for a number a years, my recent experience has been at one of the new table game casinos in Phoenix.

They are 8 deck shoes, you can surrender first 2 cards, 1 burn, the biggest difference I have noticed is they allow you to play 3 hands at table minimum.

My long time gambling buddy and I have been going the last couple days and each playing 2 handed and pressing on wins. We have yet to experience any major losses, we chop pot. First night it was 500 each last night 1000 each. Are the probabilities more favorable over the house since we are playing 2 hands each is there a higher advantage over the house playing 3 handed a piece? Although, I am very familiar with math and has always been a strong suit of mine, Iím not sure how I would calculate the difference of 3 to 2 hands.
Zcore13
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March 8th, 2020 at 6:52:12 PM permalink
Quote: Brendo81

Couple questions, Iíve been a long time lurker of these forums as well as all the information provided.

Have been playing blackjack for a number a years, my recent experience has been at one of the new table game casinos in Phoenix.

They are 8 deck shoes, you can surrender first 2 cards, 1 burn, the biggest difference I have noticed is they allow you to play 3 hands at table minimum.

My long time gambling buddy and I have been going the last couple days and each playing 2 handed and pressing on wins. We have yet to experience any major losses, we chop pot. First night it was 500 each last night 1000 each. Are the probabilities more favorable over the house since we are playing 2 hands each is there a higher advantage over the house playing 3 handed a piece? Although, I am very familiar with math and has always been a strong suit of mine, Iím not sure how I would calculate the difference of 3 to 2 hands.



All hands come with the same house advantage. In the long run you'll lose.

The interesting thing is that a casino that's been open less than 2 weeks allowingv3 hands at table minimum. Tells me they aren't near as busy as they should be. You don't lock up 3 seats at $10 each if there are other players wanting to play.


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I am an employee of a Casino. Former Table Games Director,, current Pit Supervisor. All the personal opinions I post are my own and do not represent the opinions of the Casino or Tribe that I work for.
Brendo81
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March 8th, 2020 at 6:59:38 PM permalink
The interesting thing is they are packed, couldnít even park valet last night. But I could see us getting a spout of losses we sit between a 15/25 starting bet and press a whole unit contingent on winning both hands. We run a bankroll of around 3500, so the risk of ruin is minimal. But if we are playing 3 handed 1 unit bets win all 3 hands press 1 unit, win all 3, press 1 unit win all 3, and go back down to 1. Thatís a total of 18 units in 3 wins
sabre
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March 8th, 2020 at 9:14:07 PM permalink
Quote: Brendo81

The interesting thing is they are packed, couldnít even park valet last night. But I could see us getting a spout of losses we sit between a 15/25 starting bet and press a whole unit contingent on winning both hands. We run a bankroll of around 3500, so the risk of ruin is minimal. But if we are playing 3 handed 1 unit bets win all 3 hands press 1 unit, win all 3, press 1 unit win all 3, and go back down to 1. Thatís a total of 18 units in 3 wins



And when you play 3 handed 1 unit bet lose all 3 hands press 1 unit, lose all 3, press 1 unit, lose all 3, and go back down to 1. That's a total of 18 units in 3 losses
Romes
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March 9th, 2020 at 9:59:31 AM permalink
If you're just playing basic strategy the extra hands don't make much difference. There is co-variance involved with them, but to do very simple math to understand what's happening basically just treat the 3 hands you play, or 2 hands, like 2 separate hands... as if you were to play 1 hand of blackjack, then the dealer sweeps the cards then you play another. That's "about" the same as playing 2 hands in 1 round.

No offense, sounds like you and your friend got lucky a couple times (which is completely plausible) so please don't quit your day jobs or give it all back! =)
Playing it correctly means you've already won.

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