Blackjack General

  1. Signs that you are counting cards

    Bill Zender’s excellent books talk to advantage play from the casino perspective. This is important to our side as we need to know how the casino side thinks. It is more important to know how the casino identifies an advantage player than it is to know how to accurately identify an advantage player. As many casino execs have read Bill’s books or attended his presentations, his work is valuable to us. Fortunately, a brief discussion by Bill on card counter identification is available online at: http://casinosurveillancenews.com/tr...nter-detection
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  2. Advantage by Count Chart for REKO

    I was asked for a chart of advantage by count for REKO, six decks, H17, DAS. Only the single-deck chart is in the book. Soo, below is the chart given 75% penetration and four billion rounds. I charted both TBA (Total Bet Advantage) and IBA (Initial Bet Advantage) to provide another purpose to this rather boring chart. Initial Bet Advantage is the advantage counting only the initial bet (not added split and double bets), and this is what we care about as risk must be based upon the initial bet.
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  3. Blackjack Rules and Variations

    I have about 140 Blackjack rules in my book. But, the variations keep coming. Ithought I would maintain a list of additional variations here. I’ll update this list as people inform me of new rules:

    • ENHC game, you can wait to buy insurance until the moment the dealer announces “Insurance closes!” and hits the upcard. This is very convenient because you have the chance of seeing more cards to make the decision. And you can buy insurance before you hit your hand and if you bust
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