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A lot depends on how the house perceives you as a customer. If you are a "regular" and have played many rounds with them in the past, they will likely deal to you alone today, even if you only play one hand. If this is your first time, and you've been betting the minimum, that's kind of a different story. The house may then decide that it's not worth the ...


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When a shoe is shuffled (or reshuffled), all cards are shuffled, then the cut card is placed near the back of the shoe. This card is only an indicator that the shoe needs to be reshuffled at the end of the current hand. Thus, cards behind the cut card can and will be played into the hand. The purpose of the cut card's placement is two-fold: first, it's to ...


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If you are not card counting, the house has its edge/hand no matter what. For N hands, you just multiply the house edge by N to get the new house edge. If you are card counting, the question gets more complicated, but one additional hand is not likely to make a difference between favoring the player and favoring the house. Any difference in player edge is ...


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Looking at it purely mathematically, given that there is no hidden information, there is no difference between a "team" of blackjack players playing as you describe, and one player playing multiple hands. So why don't card counters typically recommend playing multiple hands? Card counting works because the player's winrate is dependent on the distribution ...


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I think that if one was betting table minimum and the other max bet x 2 or or close to it, with the small player in front of the gorilla, taking advantage of the count if they know it, and trying to hole card the dealer, they could make a decent living. The ideal situation would be the gorilla playing 5/6 with the small player at 4. The small player would ...


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You are correct that the best seat is just before the dealer. The reason for this is that you get extra information before deciding whether to hit or stay. Keep in mind that in your example, you would still have the same decision whether to hit or stay when sitting on a 16 and the dealer showing 11. The only difference, is that sitting to he right of the ...


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Typically, you are not the only player at the table. So if ANYone stays, the blackjack dealer must reveal his hole card to that person/people. But if everyone busts, that's a different story.


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Random article from Google Stand on soft 17 Eight decks No mention of shoe emptying rules Splitting up to 3 times (total of 4 hands) Double down after splitting is allowed Not explicitly mentioned but unlikely due to one card after split Ace One card each after splitting an ace (and no resplit) Ace and ten after split is 21 The dealer does check for ...


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The above rules are good, but there are a couple of things you can do to improve your odds. With a total of hard 16, against a dealer's T, it is very close whether you should stand or hit. You should hit if the count is at all negative, because you will make a winning hand often enough to compensate for the times that both you and dealer would have busted. ...



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