For anyone that likes to play with odds and simulations, a scenario I have been mulling over. In both the LVA and ACG coupon books, the D presents a coupon for 'push on 22 at blackjack'. It can't be used on splits and doubles. Now since these are one time use coupons, this is very much just an academic exercise. But it is still an interesting problem trying to figure out the optimal way to take advantage of this coupon , and what it actually does to the house edge. First, the strategic consideration Do you stick to basic strategy, and just use the coupon should a 22 arise? Do you stick to basic strategy, except hit all 12's (even against bust cards) until you use it? Do you do a version of that, except not hit against a certain set of bust cards on the theory that your advantage is so high anyway? Do you hit all 12's, but also potentially hit some 13s, etc when there is a 'weak' bust card like a 2? I'll probably try to do some calculation on some of that, and we should be able to calculate it. Although option 3 could be up in the air, depending on the below Next, the expected value consideration Obviously, you are going to gain 1 unit if and when you finally get the 22 to push, So the easiest calculation would be adding one unit to the expected value of the average amount of hands it would take to reach 22. But this isn't totally accurate. If you change strategy on all the interverning hands, you could turn some other losses along the way into wins or pushes. And since you altered strategy, it is possible that the hand you push on would normally not be a hit, and thus its expectation may not be the full -1 unit. To get any kind of real answer on this one will likely take a measure of simulation. Any guesses? Anyone know of a BJ simulator that could be customized for running this?