jeffwarren75
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May 24th, 2012 at 8:24:02 AM permalink
hoping someone can help me

there is a promotion I am in and while playing blackjack if you get 5 cards without breaking you get 3-1 on your bet
what is the optimal way to play this to come out ahead
ie - should i hit a three card 13 against a six?- any help would be greatly appreciated guys
rainman
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May 24th, 2012 at 8:58:58 AM permalink
Quote: jeffwarren75

hoping someone can help me

there is a promotion I am in and while playing blackjack if you get 5 cards without breaking you get 3-1 on your bet
what is the optimal way to play this to come out ahead
ie - should i hit a three card 13 against a six?- any help would be greatly appreciated guys



Its called a 5 card charlie, And if you deviate from B.S chasing this bonus it will increase the house edge significantly. So don't chase it.
Paigowdan
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May 24th, 2012 at 9:02:02 AM permalink
That's the thing about some BJ promotions: the extra payouts of the promotion are covered by inducing bad strategy plays.
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rainman
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May 24th, 2012 at 9:06:49 AM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

That's the thing about some BJ promotions: the extra payouts of the promotion are covered by inducing bad strategy plays.




Yes sir, but if you don't fall for it stick to the B.S program and take the charlies as they come its a good bonus.
Gabes22
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May 24th, 2012 at 9:08:02 AM permalink
I would play it like you normally play blackjack and appreciate the bigger payouts if and when you qualify for them
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ThatDonGuy
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May 24th, 2012 at 9:10:08 AM permalink
Quote: rainman

Its called a 5 card charlie, And if you deviate from B.S chasing this bonus it will increase the house edge significantly. So don't chase it.


There might be rare instances where chasing it could be an advantage, but my gut reaction is the same as rainman - treat it like the insurance bet and ignore it. The only situations I can see where it might be an advantage all assume that you already have four cards.

In your example, even if you have an "infinite deck", of the 169 possible pairs of fourth/fifth card ranks, only 28 of them don't put you over 21.
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May 24th, 2012 at 9:10:45 AM permalink
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Paigowdan
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May 24th, 2012 at 9:15:25 AM permalink
A casino operator may spend several thousand or more in additional losses to obtain new customers and renew existing ones, often well worth it. NO good promotion is free.

The five-card charlie is a friend and ally best ignored...give him attention and he'll turn on you....
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May 24th, 2012 at 9:22:04 AM permalink
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jeffwarren75
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May 24th, 2012 at 9:27:53 AM permalink
ok wait a second, let assume basic strategy, but you have 4 cards that total 17

arent there 4/13 cards left that make you an automatic winner? so like 30.7 percent of the time you will hit and get paid 4-1?

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