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blackjack no splits no doubles

Discussion in 'Ask the Meister' started by topspin, Apr 13, 2003.

    Apr 13, 2003
  1. topspin

    topspin Dormant account

    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.
  2. Apr 13, 2003
  3. gamemaster

    gamemaster Dormant account

    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.

  4. Apr 14, 2003
  5. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member


    Welcome back! Don't make yourself a stranger!

  6. Apr 14, 2003
  7. topspin

    topspin Dormant account

    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.
  8. Apr 16, 2003
  9. gamemaster

    gamemaster Dormant account

    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.


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


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