Double-Deck Blackjack

Scooter7

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Intercasino just launched a double-deck blackjack game. It's on the European no hole-card rules. Does anyone know the house edge for this game?


(from the Inter website)
Euro 2 Deck Blackjack

In this version of Double Deck Blackjack, the dealer does not receive a second card (or hole card) until after all the player hands have been completed. Liberal split and double down rules are included to ensure an exciting gaming experience.
GAME FEATURES

* Based on the traditional European no hole-card game
* Fully re-sizable window
* New enhanced audio
* Auto-bet feature
* Auto-strategy feature

GAME RULES

* Play 1 to 5 hands
*
2 decks of standard playing cards are used
* The dealer does not receive a hole card on the initial phase of the game round
* The dealer stands on soft 17 or higher
* A winning player blackjack (an ace and 10-value card on the initial deal) pays 3:2
* Winning insurance bets pay 2:1
* The player may double down on any first two cards
* Split aces receive only one card on each ace
* The player may not hit on a soft total of 21
 

Scooter7

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Toronto
You mean i can not get drunk off my arse, and hit my total of 21?:rolleyes:

It does seem silly when you read it, but it is an actual rule. :) If you play five hands and put a small bet on the fifth spot, you can fool yourself into thinking that you can 'take' the dealer's cards and save the rest of your hands. I say 'fool yourself' because I don't believe this is a good 'system' to play, but I know there are lots of people who mistakenly believe in doing this.

For this (and the other BJ games at Inter), I do like the fact that there are hit/stand/double warnings. Try standing on a total of 8 and the 'dealer' asks you if you're sure. Nice touch for an online game.
 

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Intercasino just launched a double-deck blackjack game. It's on the European no hole-card rules. Does anyone know the house edge for this game?


(from the Inter website)
Euro 2 Deck Blackjack

In this version of Double Deck Blackjack, the dealer does not receive a second card (or hole card) until after all the player hands have been completed. Liberal split and double down rules are included to ensure an exciting gaming experience.
GAME FEATURES

* Based on the traditional European no hole-card game
* Fully re-sizable window
* New enhanced audio
* Auto-bet feature
* Auto-strategy feature

GAME RULES

* Play 1 to 5 hands
*
2 decks of standard playing cards are used
* The dealer does not receive a hole card on the initial phase of the game round
* The dealer stands on soft 17 or higher
* A winning player blackjack (an ace and 10-value card on the initial deal) pays 3:2
* Winning insurance bets pay 2:1
* The player may double down on any first two cards
* Split aces receive only one card on each ace
* The player may not hit on a soft total of 21

What about doubling after a split? Do they list that?
 

Scooter7

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Jun 16, 2005
Location
Toronto
I list a house edge of 0.34% for the game. Note that the strategy table programmed into their autoplay function is incorrect and will not produce this house edge.

I haven't used the auto-strategy for that game. Which ones are wrong?
 

aka23

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I haven't used the auto-strategy for that game. Which ones are wrong?

Double on 11 vs 10 and all the double/splits vs A. It appears that they used a generic 2 deck strategy table, rather than one that considers the no peek/European rule. I believe the correct strategy table is
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