I know a player in BlackHawk that spent this last weekend crushing a Buffalo Blackjack table.
He did it by playing the "Magic 21" side bet (matching his blackjack wager).
His strategy was simple, he hit everything 19 and lower, regardless of what the dealer had showing. He always split 10's to try for 21.
Obviously he busted more often than not, but would get big payoffs for catching 21.
(7-card 21's pay 25-1.)
I haven't been able to find odds for this strategy anywhere, I only can find odds for playing the "bust bonus" side bet which this player was not using.
The dealer hits soft 17, and that is the correct pay table. The table uses 6 decks.
I saw the previous thread but it looks like the focus went straight to the "bust bonus" side bet.
This player was betting $100 (max bet in CO) for the main wager as well as on the Magic 21 and playing 2-4 spots per hand. He had huge wins on 4 consecutive days by playing ultra aggressive and hitting until he got 21 or busted. He always split 10s.
Was he always playing the max bet and playing late in the shoe?
Always played max bet from beginning to end of the shoe.
Same pay table applies after splitting.
if i get two aces and i've got $100 on the main bet, $100 on the side and i want to split my A's, do i need to add an additional $100 for the side bet split?
if not, what happens if i get a face on one ace, and a non-face on the other. i've got two hands, one with 21, one without.
@wizard , it sounds like this one might want to stay quiet for a little bit :D