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## EasyJack

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Is it not a counter trap?

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I don't see how it can be a counter trap yet. People and the casino have to figure out how to count the game and the playing strategy. Obviously you aren't going to be doubling, except maybe on an ace. I am guessing it is all one to one payouts. Most likely can't split or wouldn't want to split in most cases. No mention of number of decks used. You will be able to affect the odds by counting but can you get an advantage. It seems a pretty simple game. I wish more details were given.

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I did a search and came up with the wizards analysis:

https://wizardofodds.com/games/easy-jack/

Should be an easy game to count. Comp dependent on a 6 total and BS has a HE of .66%. How much counting is worth is another story. With so few combinations to have a strategy for your counting strategy might be comp dependent indices as well. That might not be worth the extra brainpower but with so few plays it really might not be that much work to do it.

As for counter trap. No. Nobody is going to know the strategy so you can do anything and just make something up that sounds stupid if you want to answer when asked about a play. The betting variation might get you in trouble but I doubt the casino knows how to count it to begin with. Right now they are probably seeing how vulnerable it is, how popular it is, and how much over the HE they can get because nobody will know the right strategy.

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I did a search and came up with the wizards analysis:

https://wizardofodds.com/games/easy-jack/

Should be an easy game to count. Comp dependent on a 6 total and BS has a HE of .66%. How much counting is worth is another story. With so few combinations to have a strategy for your counting strategy might be comp dependent indices as well. That might not be worth the extra brainpower but with so few plays it really might not be that much work to do it.

As for counter trap. No. Nobody is going to know the strategy so you can do anything and just make something up that sounds stupid if you want to answer when asked about a play. The betting variation might get you in trouble but I doubt the casino knows how to count it to begin with. Right now they are probably seeing how vulnerable it is, how popular it is, and how much over the HE they can get because nobody will know the right strategy.

Note that just the one comp dependent play when modifying BS reduces HE from .9443% to .66%. That's over 30% of the HE!!

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No splitting or doubling but BJ pay on a first card ace.

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