MrSevenBox
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September 14th, 2021 at 2:11:29 PM permalink
Game rules
You have a deck of cards
Every round you shuffle and you deal
You can shuffle and deal for ever
You play basic strategy for 1 deck
What is the max number of losses in a row?
You can lose a few times but
is it possible to lose 1000 times, 10000, 1 million times in a row
and never win a hand?
billryan
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September 14th, 2021 at 2:18:42 PM permalink
Your next hand is unaffected by your last hand if it is a new shuffle.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
Ace2
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pwcrabb
September 14th, 2021 at 2:25:26 PM permalink
This sort of like asking the maximum number of consecutive coin flips you can lose. The answer is infinity
Itís all about making that GTA
MrSevenBox
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September 14th, 2021 at 2:42:11 PM permalink
You can't lose infinite times.
There is a distribution between win and losses.
If you only lose and not win means that
probability of winning is 0 and probability of losing is 100%
but at blackjack probability of win hands > 0
that means that eventually after a losing streak you will win.
ThatDonGuy
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September 14th, 2021 at 2:49:39 PM permalink
Quote: MrSevenBox

You can't lose infinite times.


In theory, you can. It's pretty much impossible, but it "can" happen.

You cannot say that there is a maximum number of consecutive losses. Otherwise, the probability of winning the next hand after that many losses would be 100%, but, to put it in a variation of your words, "at blackjack the probability of losing hands > 0."

Remember, the probability of a coin toss coming up heads 1000 times in a row is the same as the same coin coming up heads 999 times in a row and then the 1000th toss is tails.
billryan
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September 14th, 2021 at 2:49:57 PM permalink
You don't have an infinite bankroll to play an infinite amount of hands.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
MrSevenBox
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September 14th, 2021 at 3:12:22 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

You don't have an infinite bankroll to play an infinite amount of hands.

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    I am not asking how much bankroll you need to have to survive infinite losses.
    billryan
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    September 14th, 2021 at 3:19:21 PM permalink
    Quote: MrSevenBox

    Quote: billryan

    You don't have an infinite bankroll to play an infinite amount of hands.

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    I am not asking how much bankroll you need to have to survive infinite losses.
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    Play for funsies. It won't change anything.
    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
    ThatDonGuy
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    September 14th, 2021 at 3:44:07 PM permalink
    Quote: MrSevenBox

    Quote: billryan

    You don't have an infinite bankroll to play an infinite amount of hands.

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    I am not asking how much bankroll you need to have to survive infinite losses.
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    You did ask, however:
    "You can lose a few times but is it possible to lose 1000 times, 10000, 1 million times in a row and never win a hand?"
    and the answer is, yes. It's about as likely as tossing a coin 1000, 10,000, 1 million times and having it come up heads each time, but that doesn't mean it "can't" happen.
    FinsRule
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    September 14th, 2021 at 4:12:34 PM permalink
    I was really excited about this question. I thought it would be the most hands you could lose in one deck you versus a dealer playing BS. My guess is 8.

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