DJTeddyBear
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May 22nd, 2021 at 2:44:28 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

Casinos are quick to kick people out who split their tens...

Why is that?

Splitting tens is such a bad idea, the casino should welcome any fool who does it.
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ChumpChange
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May 22nd, 2021 at 2:46:58 PM permalink
They'd think you're counting cards instead of making insane plays.
Dieter
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May 22nd, 2021 at 3:03:56 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

They'd think you're counting cards instead of making insane plays.



They may not sweat it much if you're flat betting against a continuous shuffler at a 6:5 table.
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May 22nd, 2021 at 3:42:31 PM permalink
Quote: Dieter

Fortunately house rules at many tables do not allow doubling or hitting a soft 21, natural or split.



Doubling down on a blackjack would be allowed normally. At an extremely high count, it would be the right play against a 5 or 6. However, it would be an attention-getting play that most counters would avoid, even if they knew when to do it.
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May 25th, 2021 at 9:25:54 AM permalink
I've really never seen anyone DD on a blackjack.. I hope I never do ..It is just a greedy foolish thing to do plus it's not very courteous toward others at the table[ that maybe haven't seen a BJ in a while,,
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May 25th, 2021 at 10:17:01 AM permalink
Quote: daveyandersen1

I've really never seen anyone DD on a blackjack.. I hope I never do ..It is just a greedy foolish thing to do plus it's not very courteous toward others at the table[ that maybe haven't seen a BJ in a while,,



There are other players at the table? I've never noticed.
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May 27th, 2021 at 4:29:59 PM permalink
Doubling down on a BJ is certainly not allowed in on-line games.

I suspect that eventually BJ will be paid 1:1 but will still be an automatic winner against a non-BJ dealer. In such a hypothetical future game, doubling down on a BJ vs 5,6 might be occasionally correct.

EDIT: But not very often, lol:

BJ pays 1;1; Single deck game, 10 cards removed: 3 aces, 4 deuces, 3 treys

AT vs 6: Stand EV=1.0, Double EV = 1.027
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May 27th, 2021 at 4:42:37 PM permalink
Oh, here's a slightly more likely scenario:

BJ pays 1;1; Single deck game, 7 cards removed: 3 aces, 4 fives

AT vs 6: Stand EV=1.0, Double EV = 1.078.

Anticipating 'BJ pays1:1' games is like planning for the zombie apocalypse. :(
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May 27th, 2021 at 4:55:25 PM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

Casinos are quick to kick people out who split their tens, so I can't imagine the hospital bills when you double down on a blackjack.



In my thousands of hours of blackjack I have never seen a player kicked out for splitting 10's. I would think the casino should encourage it.
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May 27th, 2021 at 5:07:13 PM permalink
Doubling 10-A after a ten split in a monster count is a play the breed of counters who enjoy throwing it in the casinos face live for.

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