How many decks? 0.62% is for 6 decks, while casinos in the UK tend to use 4 decks, this should account for most of the difference. Unlimited splitting is not a big advantage, being able to split to 4 hands instead of 3 only reduces the house edge by 0.007%, I guess that the effect of being able to split to 5 hands instead of 4 would be in the range of 0.001%. Don't forget that not being able to split 4's adds 0.003% to the house edge.gfkostas said:Wizardofodds states that the european BJ has 0.62% house edge while at almost all london casinos leaflets state 0.55%. Who is right here? Am not sure if wizard takes under consideration that you can split as many times as you want in the UK.
??GrandMaster said:How many decks? 0.62% is for 6 decks, while casinos in the UK tend to use 4 decks
Can you double on any 2 initial cards? The Wizard's calculations assume that you can only double on hard 9-11.gfkostas said:Grandmaster the leaflet states: 0.55% for 6 decks and 0.51% for 4 decks.
4 decks and CSM is what I have seen, too, but the CSM does not affect the house edge.caruso said:Not at any I've visited - where do you get that from? 4 deck is an extreme rarity. It's either six decks dealt or CSM. I've seen one four deck and heard of another.
caruso said:Re. the question: If you include resplit aces you get near enough the published figure of -0.55%. This would account for the discrepancy, and MS wouldn't have taken this into consideration as it's an addition to standard "Euro BJ".
EDIT: Yup, he doesn't list RSA, so that's it.