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Table Games Do you avoid casinos with 6:5 BJ games?

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by PALADIN, May 22, 2017.

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Do you avoid casinos with 6:5 BJ games?

  1. Yes

    74 vote(s)
    71.8%
  2. No

    24 vote(s)
    23.3%
  3. It's gambling, so why do I care about the conditions?

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    4.9%
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  1. Jackpot Johnny

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    Agreed completely, but back then the only games that satisfied that 2% commandment were blackjack, baccarat and craps. There was no comparison to make between a good blackjack game and a crappy blackjack game. I agree that the 3:2 game is that good and that the 6:5 game is that bad, even though there are a lot of games worse that people play all the time (go figure on double zero roulette). Now, we can add some games of video poker into the mix, but those are becoming rare also and, like other games, the better odds only apply if you know how to play. Occasionally I'll play baccarat and just bet bank simply for the reason that I have no decision to make and my brain gets a rest-even if I'm stupid my odds are the same.
     
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    Avoid? It's too late to avoid once I've discovered the game unless they advertise it or they deal it on the sidewalk. Play? No.

    And if they have a good restaurant it really doesn't matter.
     
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    TopCard has it right. If you're at a casino with 6:5 BJ just avoid and play UTH or 3 card, etc. You still get to play cards and at least have an opportunity at a big hit. They are basically "taxing" you not to play BJ at 6:5. Plenty of other options that allow you to play "cards" and offer more potential upside on your trip.
     
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    Sheep walk right to the slaughter.
     
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  5. topcard

    topcard Vegas Has Re-Opened!

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    Whenever one looks at 3:2 vs 6:5 based on HA, bear in mind that the overall HA is based on a huge number of hypothetical hands.
    In this case, however, the number of blackjacks one gets per hour is remarkably stable... figure on 3 per hour...now, sure, you might only get 1 in hour one, but then get five in hour two....point is, it doesn't take 1000s of hands to see the 'blackjacks-per-hour' average out to what the math says it should be.

    So - in my view, the best way to look at this is "blackjacks-per-hour", rather than just the HA. Yeah, I know that the 6:5 absolutely increases the HA... but I think that could fool some people into thinking about 0.5% vs 2.5% not really being that much money.
    But, when you talk dollars - it becomes easier for people to understand how bad 6:5 is compared to 3:2.
    As I mentioned before, at $10/hand, we're talking $9 an hour you give up by playing 6:5... whether or not you have a winning or losing session (which can always happen, regardless if your playing 3:2 or 6:5).
    Losing session? It'll be $9 per hour worse at 6:5.
    Winning session? It'll be $9 per hour less than it should have been at 6:5.

    ...and everybody can estimate how many hours a day they play blackjack.
     
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