blackjack no splits no doubles

topspin

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I have been curious for a long time about what the house edge would be if splits and double downs were not allowed I have read as low as 52% and as high as 59%. What do you say.
 

gamemaster

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Without splits and doubles, the casino's edge is increased by 1.9%.

I'm not sure where you got the 52-59% figures from, but that's not how we calculate the casino's edge in BJ. It would be more like a casino edge of 0.50%, if splits and doubles are allowed, depending upon the other rules, such as the number of decks used, H17, DAS, etc.

So, if a game has a "base" edge of 0.50% and doubles/splits aren't allowed, the casino's edge "off the top" would be about 2.4%, which is probably far too big to consider playing.

GM
 

Casinomeister

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Gamemaster!

Welcome back! Don't make yourself a stranger!
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~b
 

topspin

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Thanks for the quick response gamemaster. The lowest figure of 52% or as you would put it the 2% edge was in a book I read. The highest figure of 59% or 9% edge was from ASK MARY. Looks like your 2.4% edge is close to the book.
 

gamemaster

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Hello, Bryan.

Thanks for welcome message. Yep, been away too long, at least as a poster. But, I'm here every day as a lurker.

Let's catch some crooks again, sometime.

GM

PS: You must be very proud of the good ol' "101th", just as I am of the 7th Cav.

GM
 
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