I dealt him a blackjack, and I had a 10 showing. Do I offer him the even money option here? Based on two online articles, it sounds like that offer happens only if I have an ace showing.
I believe only in Spanish 21 does blackjack get paid immediately, and I had blackjack as the dealer, so that meant his blackjack should have pushed? Is that correct?
(And after 4 days, he is ahead $85! We ended todayís session with him re-splitting aces to four handsóand he won them all! I might have to rethink these liberal rules!)
(snip) I dealt him a blackjack, and I had a 10 showing. Do I offer him the even money option here? Based on two online articles, it sounds like that offer happens only if I have an ace showing. (snip)
If you are playing like they would in a traditional/standard casino, then even money would not be offered for a Player BJ vs dealer 10.
Note: You could offer him somewhere between 1.30 and 1.38 to 1, if your father-in-law really wanted to settle the bet early, but this is not standard (in fact I personally don't know any "brick and mortar" *** casino that does this).
*** (update, about 720 pm): there is at least one online game that lets you do this.
My in-laws donít play for funóthey need stakes. Iíll have to implement no DAS to help the HE!
What may be confusing you is that the dealer will still check his hole card, but that's just to speed things up, since there's nothing a player can do to change the outcome if he does have it.
Consider the math, but simplify things by ignoring the effect of card removal. When a dealer is showing an ace, his hole card can be a 10, J, Q or K to give him a blackjack. When he is showing a 10 value card, he can have a blackjack only if his hole card is an ace.
Since it's a charity game, I'd shrug it off. Otherwise, even at 10:1, it's a horrible bet, worse than regular insurance.Quote: billryan
I saw it at a charity game but I think it paid 10-1.