I'm currently playing in Alberta, Canada, where the dealer does not take a hole card. Instead, they take one card, deal the players their cards, and then take their cards at the end of everyone's turn. The rules are the following:
Blackjack pays 3:2
Can re-split aces but one card only
Doubling any card combination allowed
Dealer hits soft 17
On your site I have used your basic strategy calculator and selected the No Peek/European rules and the above rules. However, I read that the European rules state that if the dealer gets a blackjack, I lose my original bet and my double or split bet. However, in the casino I play in, you only lose your original bet when doubling or splitting if the dealer gets a blackjack.
Does this change the basic strategy on your site? Which basic strategy should I go with, the no peek/no hole card or the peek in this case on your site?
The critical factor is (suppose) you doubled 11 vs 10 and the dealer makes Blackjack does the house take the original bet or both bets. There are slightly more complicated rules concerning bust hands when splitting, but essentially it's the same question.
(A) If the house takes all the bets then this is essentially European and you should use that strategy (e.g. only Split A's vs 10, else don't split or double vs A or 10).
(B) If the house only takes the original bet when doubling then use the US strategy.
(C) If the house only takes one bet when splitting (assuming DDAS) then use the US strategy.
(D) If the house has some complicated rules when splitting (e.g. Australian rules) then check the exact rules and look it up on the wizard's site (as it's complicated!)
From your post you say "you only lose your original bet" i.e. (B) and (C) - if this is true then use US strategy.
I'm really glad I could make you laugh so hard. You'd be surprised at how many people are undereducated with regard to the provinces in Canada.