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Table Games Two Questions for Blackjack Players

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by DeMoN2318, Jul 2, 2014.

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  1. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    1) Can you double if you are betting more than half the table max? since this would put you over the table max
    2) Do you take insurance if you are counting and know the deck is heavy with 10s?
     
  2. broncofn

    broncofn VIP Whale

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    yes, you can still double even though it puts you over the table limit. If table max is 10k, you can still double 10k.
     
  3. meyers67

    meyers67 High-Roller

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    1) I believe if you are betting the table max, you can still do splits and doubles

    2) If you are a counter, then insurance should be taken if TC>=3 right? If you are asking if you want to do a cover play and not take insurance then that's a different issue.
     
  4. vegasvette

    vegasvette Low-Roller

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    1. Yes, the table max is per hand.
    2. Never.
     
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    ams722 Side Bet Shunner

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    That's not right. There are times when counting where taking insurance is the proper play.

    When playing just normal basic strategy, never take insurance.
     
  6. flamingogo

    flamingogo Tourist

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    Correct on both accounts. With regards to #2, insurance is not something you should make cover plays on, as it's the most valuable index play.
     
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    Just curious, are you trying to become a card counter before ever playing for real? The answer to question 2 is yes, under the right conditions, factoring in the number of decks( A plus 5 count in single deck is totally different from +5 in say 6 deck). Under normal conditions never, ever take ins, including "even money".
     
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    Once at my local casino I was getting murdered on the craps tables so I went and sat down at a $50 table with all the good rules looking for salvation from the beatings on dice.

    I was heads up with the dealer for most of the time I sat there and on a whim I decided to take insurance when I had a $100 or more bet out there...and it actually worked out for me probably 80% of the time. Last time I have ever done it.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    If you, by chance, run into a 6:5 game, and you don't run away as fast as you can, see if they make the mistake of allowing "even money" on your blackjack. If they do, then take it every time the situation comes up. :wink2:

    When I'm playing a shoe, I never take insurance.
    When playing two-deck, I will insure a 19-21, or a 10/11 anytime the count is still plus 3 after counting my cards and the others I can see on that hand. In other words - almost never.
     
    Seems like forever from now, but the flights are booked, so it counts!
  10. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    No I am not trying to become a counter. Just thought of these questions out of the blue and thought I would ask
     
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    Insurance is the most or second most important index play when counting. Find out at what number you should take it in your system and do it EVERY time; it's worth a LOT. For me it's around 4 so every bet that big gets insurance. Also note that your cards are completely irrelevant other than the count. You are just betting that there is a ten in the hole; nothing more is involved.

    If you could get it right 100% of the time that alone would put you at an advantage.
     
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