ponyboy
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June 5th, 2011 at 4:18:11 AM permalink
i am trying to make THE WORST BLACKJACK SET OF RULES POSSIBLE!

for instance,

8 spanish decks, blackjack pays even money, no surrender, no double down, no split, dealer hits soft 17, no hole card, no insurance, dealer doesnt peek, and pushes lose.

does anyone know the dealers advantage under all these rules?

how could i make it worse??
benbakdoff
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June 5th, 2011 at 4:40:31 AM permalink
Quote: ponyboy

i am trying to make THE WORST BLACKJACK SET OF RULES POSSIBLE!

for instance,

8 spanish decks, blackjack pays even money, no surrender, no double down, no split, dealer hits soft 17, no hole card, no insurance, dealer doesnt peek, and pushes lose.

does anyone know the dealers advantage under all these rules?

how could i make it worse??



Require a 25 cent ante for every hand. They love it in Atlantic City!
Switch
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June 5th, 2011 at 4:58:03 AM permalink
The dealer pushes all wagers with any 'bust' total. Or, worse still, any dealer 'bust' total counts as a dealer 'Blackjack'.
ponyboy
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June 5th, 2011 at 5:28:21 AM permalink
Quote: Switch

The dealer pushes all wagers with any 'bust' total. Or, worse still, any dealer 'bust' total counts as a dealer 'Blackjack'.




XD
teddys
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June 5th, 2011 at 3:02:51 PM permalink
Good question! A followup would be what are the worst blackjack rules you have seen in real life? I nominate the Pussycat Dolls pit at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. 6:5 payouts, double on 10 and 11 only, hit soft 17, and no double after split. Yuck!
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ponyboy
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June 5th, 2011 at 3:26:13 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

Good question! A followup would be what are the worst blackjack rules you have seen in real life? I nominate the Pussycat Dolls pit at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. 6:5 payouts, double on 10 and 11 only, hit soft 17, and no double after split. Yeah!



i nominate the muckleshoot casino in auburn washington state (one of two ive been to)

single deck, hit soft 17, 3 to 2 blackjack, no peek, double on any(except after split), surrender any time.
Doc
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June 5th, 2011 at 3:36:50 PM permalink
Quote: ponyboy

i nominate the muckleshoot casino in auburn washington state (one of two ive been to)

single deck, hit soft 17, 3 to 2 blackjack, no peek, double on any(except after split), surrender any time.


Those are the worst rules you have ever seen? How about the 6:5 and 1:1 games?
ponyboy
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June 5th, 2011 at 4:42:56 PM permalink
Quote: Doc

Those are the worst rules you have ever seen? How about the 6:5 and 1:1 games?



yup! 6 to 5 and 1 to 1 dont exist in the casinos that i go to. all the tables play the same rules.

also aces split only once and no hit on the aces.
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June 5th, 2011 at 6:38:31 PM permalink
Quote: ponyboy

i nominate the muckleshoot casino in auburn washington state (one of two ive been to)

single deck, hit soft 17, 3 to 2 blackjack, no peek, double on any(except after split), surrender any time.



I'm getting a .11% house advanage in that game. If that's the worst game you've seen, what's the best?!?
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pacomartin
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June 5th, 2011 at 11:12:44 PM permalink
This question appears in an old Ask the Wizard
Quote: Ask the Wizard



I deal blackjack at my church festival and I'd love to run a basic strategy scenario for our rules...

4 decks
Dealer stands on soft 17
Double on 9,10,11
Split any cards
Double after split
PLAYER LOSES PUSHES
The last rule is what I call's "God's House Advantage" and is the one rule that obviously is not in any of the strategy generators I've found online. I'm convinced that the push loses rule might make hitting a 17 a basic strategy play in some cases. Best regards and keep up the great work. - Joe from Floral Park, NY



Go to the Wiz's article to read the answer (both the house edge, and the strategy sheet).

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