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Desert Dollar Blackjack

Discussion in 'Ask the Meister' started by topspin, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. topspin

    topspin Dormant account

    I just tried the new casino Desert Dollar. I saw that they had a good rating, so I deposited 1000.00 to get their 300 bonus. I am having some misgivings. I play Blackjack and havae for many years in Vegas. It started off losing hands above 52% and climbed steadily unti it is now at 59%. I played a total of 349 hands and lost 205. Now, I am not an expert in probabilities, but I do know when to hit and when to stand. But even an amatuer can expect to lose only about 52% of the time. I can't help but wonder if I am just having an unusual anomaly or am I being taken. Do you or any of the other experts have an opinion.
     
  2. mary

    mary Dormant account

    Actually, you can expect to lose more than 52% of the time; 59% sounds about right. Players make up the percentage lost to the increased number of hands lost by getting increased payback on double down opportunities and by getting blackjacks.

    Go to You must register/login in order to see the link. to get the exact strategy chart for Microgaming's blackjack.
     
  3. topspin

    topspin Dormant account

    The interesting thing is that I was going along back and forth -- losing at 56% and then droping down to 48% - But when I got up close to the 9100.00 wagered that I need to be able to withdraw my funds - then I hit this anomaly and it went up to 59% and quickly drained my funds as I lost 205 hands out of 349 and that was a drop of 20 betting units. It seems like quite a big coincidence to me. In several books I have read that 52% was the average edge for the house. But if you knew how to play good strategy you could cut it down to just a little over 50%. I was very surrised to hear you say that 59% was about right.
     
  4. mary

    mary Dormant account

    House edge and number of hands lost aren't the same thing, because the hands are not all of equal value. Players get extra payback on blackjacks, for example, and the dealer doesn't.

    House edge refers to the amount of $$$ lost; that would be how many hands total times the bet. How did you do on that measure?
     
  5. buttkiss56

    buttkiss56 Full Member

    Occupation:
    disabilty
    Location:
    canada
    hi, i need some help , if you take a casion up on afree 10.00 no deposit and win and then they say you have to deposit what can i do, it states if you chose option 1 , you get 10.00 and if you deposit you will get 100% bonus, up to 90.00, can you help it is desert dollar and i love that software.
     
  6. gambler

    gambler Dormant account

    The best I have ever had is 44% winning bets, worst 32%
    On the 44% game I had a $50 deposit and a $250 bonus with 40 times wagering requirements.
    I withdrew $1070
    You just have to make sure you're betting more when you're having a winning streak....
     

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