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Table Games Free bet vs Regular Blackjack

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by VegasSchemer, Apr 13, 2014.

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  1. VegasSchemer

    VegasSchemer High-Roller

    Jan 22, 2014
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Hey all,

    I'll be hitting Downtown this week and I'm considering playing some freebet BJ.

    I'm wanting to get a fair amount of play....which game should I go with?
    I'll be playing $15 hands on a $200 bankroll. I feel like freebet may help me avoid the risk of ruin a bit. Any advice?
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2014
  2. topcard

    topcard Older than the Stardust!

    Aug 8, 2012
    Fort Worth
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I would recommend the El Co and their $3-minimum two-deck game with DAS. With $200, playing with a base-bet of $5 or $10 makes more sense.
    Risk-of-ruin is 40 net-losses @ $5 versus 13.3 net-losses @ $15.

    Freebet is a fun game, but there is a downside even above the "push-on-all-dealer-22s": mainly that you will find yourself taking advantage of doubles you would not normally take, and drawing a card that would have allowed you to his a second card (eg - doubling a 9 against a 9 or 10 and drawing a 2).

    My advice would be to play real blackjack first, build up some winnings and play freebet with the winnings...and, once again, go with $5 as your base-bet instead of $15.
    It's NEVER "too early" to plan the Spring Trip!!
  3. Googleboots

    Googleboots Tourist

    Apr 22, 2014
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    while I agree with Topcard, if you want to try out freebet, try it! it's fun, and you can spike some money pretty quick. If $200 is your whole bankroll, I'd side with playing the Cortez double deck, but if thats just a portion of your 'roll and thats how much you planned on playing, go for it!

    Check Wizard of Odds for basic strategy on Freebet Blackjack
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