Parashara
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August 21st, 2018 at 12:15:58 AM permalink
If you play a six deck black jack, you play all the hands dealt by the dealer, / almost the entire shoe - 52 * 6 = 312 cards in the deck.

1) How many times/hands can you tie with the dealer?
Example You get a 20 Dealer get a 20
You get a 18 Dealer get a 18

2) How many times/hands can you match with the dealer?
Example You get a 5 Dealer get a 5
You get a Queen Dealer get a Queen

3) How many times/hands can the dealer gets to 22?

Your Hand value is X
and the dealer Up card is 2
You stay and the next two cards dealt are Face cards.. 2 + 10 +10

Done with those cards
next dealer gets a 3, 9 , Face card busts on 22
Parashara
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August 21st, 2018 at 1:03:11 AM permalink
Is the question over ambitious ?
beachbumbabs
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August 21st, 2018 at 6:04:07 AM permalink
Quote: Parashara

If you play a six deck black jack, you play all the hands dealt by the dealer, / almost the entire shoe - 52 * 6 = 312 cards in the deck.

1) How many times/hands can you tie with the dealer?
Example You get a 20 Dealer get a 20
You get a 18 Dealer get a 18

2) How many times/hands can you match with the dealer?
Example You get a 5 Dealer get a 5
You get a Queen Dealer get a Queen

3) How many times/hands can the dealer gets to 22?

Your Hand value is X
and the dealer Up card is 2
You stay and the next two cards dealt are Face cards.. 2 + 10 +10

Done with those cards
next dealer gets a 3, 9 , Face card busts on 22



Hi, and welcome to the forum.

Your questions are all in the same category. I'm not a math expert, but in general terms, these are not mathematical questions.

There's a difference between "can" and "will".

1). CAN you tie every single hand of a shoe with the dealer? Yes. WILL you? Never.
1. You have options. The dealer does not.
2. You will bust, and lose, on hands that technically will tie after the dealer acts (same cards). But you had to act first, so you lost your money, instead of pushing.
3. You won't know what the dealer second card is, and thus what rules they have to follow, until after you have played.
4. Is it good strategy to play by the dealer's rules every hand? No, bad strategy, actually. You pass up some opportunities, and waste others, if you do. You can only play your hand knowing only part of what the dealer has.

2). CAN you match every single card with the dealer? Yes. WILL you? Never. See above.

3). CAN the dealer bust every hand with a 22? Probably; not 100% sure there are enough ways for them to be forced to hit (by dealer rules) until exactly 22, but since you're also using up cards, it's likely possible. WILL he? Never.

So, I'm going to say, hypothetically, your answers are 100%, 100%, 100%. In reality, 0%, 0%, 0% through an entire shoe.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
Zcore13
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August 21st, 2018 at 6:04:34 AM permalink
Quote: Parashara

Is the question over ambitious ?



You posted in the middle of the night. 3:15am Eastern. Let the math people wake up. :)

EDIT - BBB woke up and posted 27 seconds before I hit the post button.


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I am an employee of a Casino. Former Table Games Director,, current Pit Supervisor. All the personal opinions I post are my own and do not represent the opinions of the Casino or Tribe that I work for.

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