I've played some blackjack before, although just locally, very low-roller stuff. I've never gotten the nerve to play in Vegas for a lot of reasons but hope to someday. I'm certainly no expert player but I understand basic strategy. It's purely a recreational thing for me, and I used to tell people I enjoy the game enough that I would play even if there was no money involved. To that point, last March I got a blackjack app for my phone, and play that to pass downtime (obviously it's not real money). Again, I'm no expert on the game, so forgive me if this question seems a little naïve. But why is such a big deal made out of 6:5 blackjack? My app keeps stats on my play. I've played 41000-some hands, and have hit blackjack only 5% of those hands. However, it tells me I've doubled on 15% of my hands. Now admittedly there might be more limits on what you can double in a real casino vs. on the app. But it occurs to my novice brain that the way to make money on blackjack is to aggressively double and split as much is practical. Now certainly anyone would prefer 3:2 over 6:5, but on a play that effects only 5% of your total hands, I just don't see how it draws the type of ire I see here about it, to the tune of, "Avoid a 6:5 game at all costs". Genuinely interested in discussion from those with more insight/experience.