Sorry for the trouble Mike and thanks for getting my old account back up and running.
Now *there's* a name I've not heard in quite some time.
Yep. When I retired I made it a point to limit posting on these boards. But because of this COVID thing, my retirement got very boring, so I took up the challenge to create some new posts and products. Unfortunately, along the way my login credentials here got seriously lost. Mike had to do me a big favor to get my account working again.Quote: heatmap
i really didnt believe that it was you ... sorry about the cajones thing... i thought someone was trying to be you and made the story up
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My spreadsheet allows you to immediately compute the HE for any number of decks. But why play it at all unless you have a way to get an advantage? Unless you can do some serious shuffle tracking, the 21+3 in all of its variants is fairly immune to advantage play.Quote: charliepatrick
The "Top 3" bet, as opposed to 21+3, has been available in several casinos in the UK. The House Edge quoted is 9% at https://www.ukcasinotablegames.info/blackjacktop3.html but this assumes 8 decks, so the HE for fewer decks would be higher. The problem with the high payout is the maximum bet is usually small compared with other side-bets.
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