ksdjdj
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February 10th, 2020 at 12:26:11 AM permalink
A Player was back betting his own box in "Australian" Pontoon at my local casino for equal parts ($50 front and $50 back) and I thought it was interesting enough to start a thread about it, because I have never seen it before.

When he first started back betting his own box, the dealer stopped the game to tell him "you can't do that", then the player said something like "show me the rule I am breaking", so the dealer called the pit boss over to clarify.
Long story short, they allowed the player to back bet his own box.

When betting "equal parts" front and back, what would:
(1) The correct splitting strategy be?
(2) The overall reduction in house edge be when using that strategy?

All other rules are the same*** as the link below:

https://wizardofodds.com/games/pontoon/australian/

***: except this game is effectively OBO (you only lose the initial bet after doubling and splitting, if the dealer gets "blackjack").
Last edited by: ksdjdj on Feb 10, 2020
charliepatrick
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February 10th, 2020 at 1:17:53 AM permalink
I don't know the exact figure but remember looking at the idea a while back for UK BJ. The idea was that two of you went in and you backed your friend's box and they backed yours. I don't know if it works better if (say) you bet $50 and your friend bets $5. I think the advantage comes from being able to split e.g. split 7s vs 9. You split where it costs the front slightly less than the advantage to the back. With 5/50 you might split even more.
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February 10th, 2020 at 6:05:30 AM permalink
Quote: charliepatrick

I don't know the exact figure but remember looking at the idea a while back for UK BJ. The idea was that two of you went in and you backed your friend's box and they backed yours. I don't know if it works better if (say) you bet $50 and your friend bets $5. I think the advantage comes from being able to split e.g. split 7s vs 9. You split where it costs the front slightly less than the advantage to the back. With 5/50 you might split even more.



https://www.wizardofvegas.com/forum/questions-and-answers/gambling/32534-australian-pontoon-help/

you guys had a similar conversation like this on Feb 20 of last year...

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