A card game commonly played in casinos pitting each player against the dealer in a partial-information competition to collect cards totaling as close to 21 as possible without going over.

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Can different Aces have different values?

I understand that Aces are worth either 1 Point or 11 Points, depending on the player's will. But how are multiple Aces valued? Here are some examples: Ace, Nine, Ace Is this always x+9+x, ...
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Is it possible to count cards by literally counting cards?

Typical card-counting, which treats 2,3,4,5,and 6 as "+1" and 10's as "-1", requires card counters to keep track of each card as it's dealt. I wonder if you can get a reasonable approximation of this ...
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Blackjack Strategy Chart for only hitting and standing

I'm try to program a blackjack strategy which makes use of a predetermined chart of moves given the dealer's upcard and the user's hand total. The version I'm implementing only allows hitting and ...
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Blackjack: If you're insured, and bust, do you collect on the insurance?

In Blackjack, if the dealer's initial draw reveals an Ace, players are allowed to "insure" against a dealer having a natural blackjack. If the dealer turns out to have a natural blackjack, the player ...
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What are a blackjack dealer's options?

Everywhere I read manuals it focuses my options as a player. I can't figure out if the dealer knows his hidden card or not? Of course, when dealer has 10 or Ace showing, he checks if he's got a ...
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Counting in Blackjack using Uston APC

Note: Please see my edit to see how I am doing it now. I am making a simple blackjack game that only uses 1 deck and I read that Uston APC is the best one for just 1 deck. There is no doubling or ...
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Blackjack: Why use a Suit Aware card counting system?

In my recent study of card counting systems, I've run into a few systems that are "Suit Aware." A couple of examples include the KISS 2 and KISS 3 methods. Specifically, in the KISS 2 system, the ...
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How do casinos split uneven bet?

For example if I bet $5 and get a blackjack that pays 3:2, this means that I should get payed 7.5. The problem is that the there is no $0.5 dollar chip. How this situation is handled in the casinos?
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Why is card counting considered illegal in Blackjack?

As far as I can see, a card counter is still subject to the same mechanic as any other players, but they are able to perform better then most people within these confines. So why is card counting a ...
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Are you allowed to play Blackjack on your own with one hand?

My dad said the house has the advantage in Blackjack because you can't play one hand against the dealer, you can only play on your own if you play two hands, and this gives them an edge. I know their ...
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Are cut cards reshuffled in blackjack?

In blackjack, card deck is reshuffled once there are less than 60 to 75 undrawn cards left in the deck. Are these cards included in next shuffle session and then cut again, or are these particular ...
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In Blackjack, does the dealer reveal his hole card if you bust?

I specifically like to know whether the dealer reveals his hole card when you bust in Atlantic City casinos (if the dealer doesn't have Blackjack). Or does the dealer just pull the card away without ...
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What are the Blackjack rules used in Atlantic City casinos?

I understand that Blackjack in Atlantic City casinos is regulated by the state and that they determine the rules of Blackjack that all the casinos must adhere to. Specifically, I would like to know: ...
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Is it possible for players to gain an advantage from colluding in blackjack?

Blackjack basic strategy makes the assumption that the player is playing independently, with one person's decision to hit/stand having no affect on another player's decision to hit/stand. If the ...
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Best place around the table in Blackjack

I've read a few theories regarding which seat is the best in Blackjack. I haven't been able to figure out if my own theory is correct. It won't apply to many situations, but when it does, I believe ...
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Is a deck with extra aces more beneficial to a dealer, or a player?

If a deck, being used for BlackJack, contains extra Aces, does the dealer have an advantage, or vice versa. Additionally, do less aces cause an effect on the dealer or players advantage?
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Can “aggressive” or unusual play in blackjack get someone thrown out of a casino?

One example of such a play is "splitting tens." That is an agressive play that's usually foolish, except when someone is "card counting"? When suspected, card counters are "barred" from casinos (or ...
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Can casinos protect themselves against card counters by limiting bet variations in blackjack?

For reason discussed below, "card counters" make their money by observing the flow of cards as they leave the deck. This is legal in most cases (although it's a felony to use a "device" such as a ...
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Flashcards to learn Blackjack strategy table?

I want to remember this basic Blackjack strategy table. Is there a flashcards deck to learn them? (by spaced repetition) Preferably in Anki format, but other formats are fine too.
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BlackJack Game with no splitting

I'm playing a black jack game that does not allow splitting. My question is, do I play A/A as a soft 12 or hard 2? If I play it as a soft 12, do I follow the same hit/stand procedures as say a soft 13 ...