Blackjack Question

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  1. Don Solosan

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    I've been looking at sites featuring Blackjack rules and I'm still puzzled about one thing: what happens if the player busts, then the dealer busts?

    I'm assuming that if the player busts, the house doesn't automatically win and the dealer still has to play his hand. My guess is that if he busts, then the bet stays on the table and the dealer deals a new hand. Is this correct?
     
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    If the player busts, the player loses. No matter what happens to the dealer. Yes, even if the dealer busts too.

    That my friend is part of what is called the "House Advantage" [​IMG]

    Link
     
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    That is really the reason that the house has the advantage at all. If you look at the other rules, they favor the player: 3:2 payout for backjack, dealer must stand and must hit on certain cards, etc. Really, the only thing going for the house is that the players must play out their hands before the dealer even gets to go, which means that plenty of players will have already busted and lost their money before the dealer gets a chance to bust.
     
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    I'm aware of the house advantage; I just thought it was large enough that the dealer would have to finish his hand. Thanks for the info, and the link.

    According to Wikipedia, Las Vegas has changed the payoff to 6:5, which gives them a little more advantage.

    I think I'll save my entertainment dollars for more movie tickets and DVDs!
     
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    Not when I was there in June. Of course, I didn't play the $25 tables.
     
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    I think that the 6:5 odds on blackjack only apply to the single deck games, not the games with the standard 8+ decks.
     
  7. Michael Toguchi

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    I was just in Vegas a couple of weekends ago, and a lot of the casinos on the strip that used to stand on soft 17, now hit on soft 17. This puts the favor even more to the house.
     
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    I was on a cruise one time where you actually got to see the dealers whole hand after he delt, before you had to decide to hit or stay.

    The only catch was, with a push, the dealer wins.

    I thought it would be an easier game..and while it was easier to make decisions, i still lost[​IMG]
     
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    I just came off a cruise and saw that too. Face up Blackjack. Not as fun, though.

    It's still a game of taking chances, so it won't affect my game or the way I play it.
     
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    I first played Blackjack in London and that is what I was used to until I came back to U.S. It took some getting used to. When my brother visited me in Spain we went to a local caisino and and he did not like the face up.
     
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    Certain casinos have adopted this variant on BJ, but as far as I know, you should be able to find 3:2 downtown and at other places.

    Generally speaking, the big strip casinos go 6:5.
     

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