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Wagering requirements and blackjack

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by davidsmith56, Jun 1, 2014.

    Jun 1, 2014
  1. davidsmith56

    davidsmith56 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    retired civil servant
    Location:
    Kent,United Kingdom
    Has anyone ever managed to clear a wagering requirement solely by playing blackjack? It is my casino game of choice but because of the low house edge,i have found it rare to find anywhere where the game has a higher contribution than 20%.Therefore on a standard d+b x 20,you would be looking at d+b x100 in order to meet the playthrough and I was just curious as to whether anyone has managed to achieve this.
    Also,does anyone know of any safe,reliable casinos (obviously not the known rogues) where blackjack does have a significantly higher contribution,say 50% or more.Thanks guys.
     
  2. Jun 2, 2014
  3. K2C

    K2C Experienced Member webmeister

    Occupation:
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    USA
    50% of what? Let's say casino X has an overall WR of 20xBD, blackjack counts for 20% and casino Y has an overall WR of 60xB, blackjack counts for 50% - which one is better for your? What you should be looking at is the actual Blackjack WR expressed in xB format. Let me look for you.

    Unibet offers 35xB on Live blackjack games for their Welcome Bonus
    Bodog offers 80xB on some blackjack games for their Other Casino Games Bonus
    Bovada offers 80xB on some blackjack games for their Other Casino Games Bonus

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  4. Jun 2, 2014
  5. catapultaudio

    catapultaudio Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Computer Programmer
    Location:
    Leeds, UK
    I played through my entire 32red first deposit bonus on their premier blackjack game, deposited £30 with £96 bonus, if i remember rightly blackjack only counted at 10% so that was something really, really stupid like 300x bonus total wagering (lol) ....

    I cashed out £300 but it could have been £400.

    I don't know what it is but I was way, way luckier in blackjack back then, I feel as if I was much more patient with flat-betting at that point, these days if I lose like 10x bet I always feel I must increase my bet to try to recover the losses or I'll never dig myself out of the hole.. sometimes it works, other times the hole gets much deeper very quickly.

    Whatever the case, I think the effect of shuffling after every hand is much less obvious in games with fewer decks, so even though I prefer the ruleset of Atlantic City blackjack, I'll play the europoean no hole card game most of the time as that is 2 decks rather than 8 and I just find my luck is so, so much better. The vegas strip games aren't a bad halfway house, some of those are on 4 decks and have better doubling options, though you can draw to split aces in the european no hole card game!

    All of the above refers only to Microgaming's blackjack games btw, as I'm talking about 32red, I really wouldn't even attempt it on Playtech or NetEnt, I really don't rate the blackjack on either of those platforms full stop.
     
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  6. Jun 4, 2014
  7. davidsmith56

    davidsmith56 Senior Member

    Occupation:
    retired civil servant
    Location:
    Kent,United Kingdom
    I know what you mean.I gave up on automated blackjack many moons ago on all platforms as despite sticking rigidly to basic strategy,i found that I could just could not win.A couple of days ago,just as an experiment,i played 113 hands (two boxes per hand) in fun mode at a Playtech site.The dealer hit 24 blackjacks from an ace upcard,plus a further 3 from a 10 upcard and despite the fact I was playing twice as many hands as the dealer,i drew a total of 11 blackjacks.The best hand was when I was sitting with 20 and 19 against a dealer 7,who then drew two further 7''s.I know it is not a large enough sample to be truly representative but it served as a timely reminder to stick to the live dealer games.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2014
  9. catapultaudio

    catapultaudio Senior Member

    Occupation:
    Computer Programmer
    Location:
    Leeds, UK
    With the live dealer games on playtech, if you want to play for smaller stakes you have to play the unlimited blackjack, you never see them shuffle the cards they just bring shoes to the table.. and they split according to basic strategy automatically but give you the option to fold losing (i think) 10% of your bet if you do ...

    Well I came to realise in that scenario its technically possible for them to stack the entire shoe as even if you stand on say a 12 according to basic strategy, they can turn over another card and you have no way of knowing if another player actually requested it or not.

    I know its a real long shot this actually goes on but in these days of automated shuffling machines that can stack the deck via usb anything is possible lol.. and hey i dont even believe the normal games are rigged as such, but there are definitely some online blackjacks that are so harsh it really does feel like ur being mocked from deposit to bust ....
     

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