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The Five Most Misplayed Hands in Blackjack with Blackjack Expert Henry Tamburin

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Blackjack expert, Henry Tamburin, gives details on the five most misplayed hands. Some of the topics covered include: a pair of 9's against a 9 or 10, 16 against a 10; 12 against a 3, soft 18 against a 9 or 10; and a pair of 8's against a 10. Henry analyzes each hand and explains what the proper decision is for each situation. Get more than 200 casino coupons and save more than $1,000 - Search for "American Casino Guide Book" on Amazon SUBSCRIBE for more videos: http://bit.ly/1G4l0xv Tips on Blackjack: http://y2u.be/5ki_92QrqfI Tips on Slot Machines: http://y2u.be/7Wkubf1PrWg Tips on Craps: http://y2u.be/7daSiVupvmY Tips on Video Poker: http://y2u.be/gLYQ3ZIowPA
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spazvapes (3 days ago)
If that background is Sams town casino in Vegas, that’s kinda sad that I could recognize it. If it’s not sams town then damn they all look alike
Great-heart Charity (5 days ago)
Re casinos......Guaranteed ways to lose and have a frown as you lose 1. stay too long 2. get addicted to slots. If you're up any amount that rings your bell, leave and leave gambling for the whole day. (Read all to the bottom to see my BIG tip! 😍🙄😘😍😉👍🏽‼️👍🏽👍🏽But don't play slots: AmericanCasino Guide has videos 'TOP TEN MISTAKES , AND TOP 5 Slot Machine errors '. They are too fast paced and sneaky ...Not fun and guaranteed to take all your $$💰💰💰..... So; leave if you're ahead--😉💋 👔💍👛🍛🍻🍟🍔 You've had your fun, why spoil it!! Enjoy your life, doing tourist stuff, sexxxy stuff or if you're not on vaca' just get the wash done, the car washed, or take the kids to a movie, ballgame or swimming. Budget! Plan ahead and only take and spend your DAILY, WRITTEN IN STONE, LIMIT ! Forget borrowing from a friend or spouse or ATM. EXPERTISE at your game counts,, use a bit of brains and don't play stupidly making childish moves, in craps, or card games. But I know it's hard to remember the correct rules, strategies and even ( in poker ) different player types and body language stories. Why not try this stress free, non competitive fun game that requires only a little bit of patience?? Roulette, commonly thought to be a dumb game to play, is one of the best smartest games to play if you are PATIENT!! --Formerly hot numbers, ALWAYS stop hitting and cold numbers ALWAYS heat up, because over a day or two all numbers will hit evenly all around the wheel!! So watch carefully and note the 'hits ' for 2 hours before supper, then go eat , and note them again and get a read on which formerly cold numbers are now heating up a little.........and then strike !! Perhaps the numbers 4-6 and 9 have been cold and are starting to hit a few times. PUT YOUR MONEY ON THE 2 STREETS 456 and 789 With a small wager you cover 6 numbers, six SOON TO BE HOT numbers, we hope. Edit!! This is a month later and here's an important addition!! Once you have chosen the warming numbers , those 6, in a bunch , it's vitally important to bet small SMALL and be very patient with them . You can't expect them to win immediately!! Keep betting them for a minimum of 12 spins and see if the ball hits or comes next to your numbers. Close is good!! It shows you your numbers will be hitting soon...... End of edit.. ANOTHER THING TO WATCH IS JUST the % of BLACK or RED, hitting . --- If black has hit and hit & hit 20/25 spins you don't have to be a genius to know to put bets ON RED. ( tho the bet is bigger than on inside numbers ☔️👎🏽) Use this slow patient strategy to have fun and maybe win a few bucks IN THE LONG RUN!!
Fred Dukeduong (12 days ago)
Sorry but I am never splitting 8s with dealer showing 10s. It has worked for me thus far and I’m not changing it.
Gary Lu Productions (10 days ago)
Have fun losing money then.
Daniel Hulk (13 days ago)
I understand you’re saying going from 23% to 38% is obviously a good move, but it does make you double your bet and would this not make your possibility to lose more money bigger? (for example) you will have a 77% chance to lose your 10$, and if you split it you will have a 62% of losing your 20$. Wouldn’t you rather take the 23% and play the next hand with a fair odd?
Daniel Hulk (12 days ago)
Gary Lu Productions Thank you for your response! Makes sense!
Gary Lu Productions (12 days ago)
Another thing, it is not doubling your bet. It would be considered doubling your bet if you either lose both hands or win both hands, but that is not true at all. You could win one bet and lose the other. Having no net change in money is much better than that 77% chance you would lose if you do not split.
Gary Lu Productions (12 days ago)
Absolutely not. The laws of expected value dictate that it is better to split 8's. If you do not split, you are expected to gain (0.23-0.77)=-0.54 times your bet. For each hand that you split on, you are expected to gain (0.38-0.62)=-0.24 times your bet. Double that since you have two hands and you would lose -0.48 times your bet, which loses less money in the long run than not splitting. You would lose even less money than that though because you could get one hand of 11 vs 10 and double down to cover more of your losses. Do not argue with proven strategy. Splitting 8's has been proven to be better than hitting.
Gecko Brah (14 days ago)
Math does not lie. Thanks!
TILL THE END (14 days ago)
Mostly luck, but, remember one thing, no matter what u have, if u bust, it makes NO difference what dealer has, I am firm believer in letting dealer win or lose even if you have 12 showing. Always split, always double down or house will eventually take your money. Your not in game if dealer already took your cards. Players always feel dealer has better hand, the house banks on it.
Benton (3 days ago)
Casinos love this guy
ladyraven30 (15 days ago)
I would never settle for a soft 18.
Eduardo Alfaro (17 days ago)
The argument behind splitting 99 against 9 is ridiculous. Why double your investment on a losing hand?
Gary Lu Productions (15 days ago)
You are not doubling your bet. You are turning a losing bet into two bets that lose less often. 19 vs 9 is actually a very strong position to be in though so I do not know why you say that splitting 9s is losing.
Slick Ric (15 days ago)
Basic strategy says split the 9’s. Always listen to basic strategy
Dwight Bechtel (16 days ago)
Not ridiculous at all. Look at any blackjack strategy guide and you'll see this rule (split 9/9 against a 9) The "argument" is statistically calculated odds. They don't lie.
Eric Smyth (18 days ago)
2.0x speed
thor ham (25 days ago)
I just started playing blackjack 4 months ago and it was good learning the basic. It made me understand how the game go. So every time I play basic, I would leave the casino empty handed. Month ago I started playing without that basic shiet I start leaving the casino with winning between 100 to 300 on $5 table and only had 20 to 40 buck to start with. Now I'm learning other ppl on the table start throwing fits when they see me playing even the dealer don't like how I play, but I'll be the only one on the table that are mostly winning against the dealer and the only one with more chips and only started with 20 to 40 bucks. I don't fucking get it with these ppl. Their problem is that they are assuming what cards that are coming up.freaking looser lol. Now if I want to play blackjack I would go early in the morning when the table just open up. Then I'll woop that dealers ass all day until other looser start playing next to me baaaaaaaahahahaha
Slick Ric (15 days ago)
thor ham you’re going to lose if you don’t follow basic strategy
btp589 (20 days ago)
Now, now, we can't all be "loosers".
Tyler Realty (22 days ago)
This strategy wont last forever
Gary Lu Productions (24 days ago)
Um... yeah, just keep playing for a few more hours without playing basic strategy and then tell me you are still ahead.
ForgetHer (1 month ago)
I don’t get it. It’s only the odds when you win. Like you said in mistake 4 if you split the 9s in mistake 5 what are the odds of you getting 2 face cards and what are the odds that the dealer would have a lower card. Splitting 8s against a 10/face card? It’s like more chances of winning or losing a lot more than you wanted. When you play with other people blackjacks becomes teamwork. Everyone has to work together to beat the dealer. Save them cards and don’t make stupid hits
Dwight Bechtel (16 days ago)
Drives me crazy when players at a blackjack table say this ("you gotta take one for the table", like when the dealer has a 5 showing and all players have 13 to 16. NOBODY should hit, but invariably somebody will say you gotta take one for the table. Its nonsense. IT'S NOT A TEAM GAME and you don't play as a team. The odds are the odds!
Gary Lu Productions (28 days ago)
No one works together to beat the dealer. Each persons’ hands are independent of yours so you cannot do anything to help other players. Your moves are equally likely to give other players good cards as they are to give other players bad cards so do not say that you can cooperate with other players by saving them cards while making the dealer get bad cards. And stop saying that you know better than the people who figured out basic strategy by questioning it without giving mathematics or statistical data to back it up.
nicetrydick (1 month ago)
I agree with you
Sheldon Cooper (1 month ago)
Superstitious moron! Quit playing blackjack if you don't want to improve your game. The math is the math, no matter how weird it sounds to split 8's against a 10 or split 10's when the shoe is overloaded with excess 10's and aces. Steve Bourie is a card counter and his knowledge is far superior to yours!
arbilois (1 month ago)
Talk about stiff. The dude seems to be comatose.
Bill Thornton (1 month ago)
Your logic on that last one is soooo very flawed. Maybe your best odds of winning that specific hand are better if you split, but the best use of your money would be to wait until the next hand to bet it. After all, the odds are about 51/49 in the house's favor from a blank slate, whereas if you split those 8's you're only going to win 35% of the time.
Fred Dukeduong (12 days ago)
Sheldon Cooper stfu u ain’t counting shit. If you were u wouldn’t be bragging about it.
Dwight Bechtel (16 days ago)
@Jacob Jones If you say nobody counts a six-deck shoe you obviously don't understand what counting is. I don't count but I know people who do, and its like like you're counting every card that's dealt. You're doing a running total of plus ones and minus ones. Of course counters count six- deck shoed. And 8- deck shoes. The strategy is the same - look anywhere you see strategies - ALWAYS SPLIT 8's!!!!!
Jacob Jones (28 days ago)
Gary Lu Productions Trust me, genius... Every pit boss on the planet wants you to split those 8’s.. EVERY... SINGLE... ONE.. And NOBODY counts a 6 deck shoe... Nobody, not even Rainman..
Gary Lu Productions (28 days ago)
Jacob Jones If you think splitting is doubling your bet, stop acting like you know what you are talking about. Splitting is placing another bet so it is not like you either win both or losing both. Casinos do not want you to split 8’s. They want you to hit from 16 and bust. Just keep questioning those card counters who follow basic strategy and win more money than you. I am sure that will be beneficial to you.
Jacob Jones (1 month ago)
You gotta love the guy who wants to double his bet to change his equity from 23% to 38%!.. lol.. I like to follow those guys around and pick up all the money they drop..
monty hall (1 month ago)
excellent thank you
lester b08805 (1 month ago)
Yea split 8s so now your betting more money hand have two bad hands instead of one makes sense
Gary Lu Productions (28 days ago)
Of course you would lose money if you split 8’s against a 10, but it still loses less money than when you hit from 16 and either bust or get outdrawn often.
Bill Thornton (1 month ago)
@PrinceJuvy You're better off keeping that money in your pocket and betting it on your next hand. Go from a 35% chance of winning to a 49% chance. It's a no-brainer.
PrinceJuvy (1 month ago)
Everything he is saying is pretty accurate and follows basic strategy for blackjack and the math dosn't lie. Your chances of getting another 8 and being stuck with a 16 again is pretty low after the split.
Veronica Hester (1 month ago)
Donald Trump
Kevin R (1 month ago)
🤣 he says he is here to help you become a smarter gambler. There is no smart gambler
americancasinoguide (1 month ago)
"Smarter Gambler" is not an oxymoron. It all depends on how far you want to take your knowledge of gambling. There are some people who make a living at gambling and I know a few of them. However, it takes quite a bit of learning and a sizable bankroll in order to do this. Unfortunately, most people don't want to take the time and effort to learn about gambling. They think all games are based on luck, which is not true and they won't make any effort to learn a good bet from a bad bet. Take a look at the game of craps; some bets have a house edge of around 1% and one bet has almost a 17% house edge. Don't you think it would be wise to learn which bets are the good ones? A smart gambler will take the time and effort to understand the game they want to play and which are the best bets to make. Most people just want to go to a casino and have some fun, but their money should last a lot longer, and they should get many more comps, if they learn to be a smarter gambler.
eldawgrr (2 months ago)
His number one misplayed hand is wrong. If you follow his rules you will lose more and it’s simple math if his percentages are right. He says u win 28% if you don’t split but 38% if you do split. Well that’s is not enough to minimize your losses and if you split you loss more. Figure out the math for a 100 hands you will lose 400 dollars more by splitting every 100 hands. Simple math so don’t follow his rules
Khongvilay Malzone (1 month ago)
He may not be articulate , but he's not wrong,you've actually run the numbers incorrectly. First as he say's its 23% which is correct (not 28% as you wrote). Second You've failed to account for the win % increase for two different hands which are independent events. On a 10 dollar bet (had you run the math you should have set the bet size) and 100 hands played [excluding pushes] with this combination, you win 23 and lose 77. 77-23 is 54 so at a $10 bet you'll lose $540. By splitting the 8's you dramatically decrease your losses. You've now got an 8 which is 38% to win against a up card 10. You've bet $2,000 in total (double the hands) , you have 124 losses and 76 wins which is 48 net losses. So now instead of losing $540 you've lost $480 (Splitting saved you $60). That's the simple example not splitting also causes you to lose out on some other opportunities that further reduce your losses. 7.7% of these split hands result in a double opportunity (drawing a 3) which is roughly 15 out of the 200 split hands. Of Which you should win 8 and lose 7, netting out another $20. So your losses are down to $460. The other big one he doesn't cover is the big payoff of actually hitting 16 versus staying on 16, in truth there isn't much of a difference if you only count wins and losses [As opposed to factoring in the push]; hitting is 23.22% versus 23.16% for standing. Not really a difference except over 1,000 hands. The big thing people miss though is that a "push" occurs every 8.6% of hands. Not hitting means that number is zero. Hitting a 16 will produce a push 3.3% of the time, not great but take the push. However by splitting you pick up an extra 5.3% chance to push on each hand, over 200 hands thats not insignificant. If you run them counting the push in you get (still a $10 bet): 2 8's Standing. Losses $540 2 8's Hitting. Losses $530 (22 Wins , 75 losses, 3 Push) 2 8's Split , Hit and Double when appropriate Losses $430 (69.5 Wins, 113.5 Losses, 17 Pushes, 1 Net Double) That's a pretty big job of risk minimization. No way to control starting with 16 , it happens. What you do with it totally in your control.
First Last (2 months ago)
What is LUCK ?
exitscreaming (2 months ago)
good advice
whyfold now (2 months ago)
It's actually significantly more than 50% to lose against a ten. 77% I believe - according to the Henry Tamburin video I just watched before this ;-)
Great-heart Charity (2 months ago)
Re casinos......Guaranteed way to lose and have a frown as you lose is to stay too long . If you're up any amount that rings your bell, leave and leave gambling for the whole day. (Read all, to see my BIG tip!) Enjoy your life, doing tourist stuff, sexxxy stuff or if you're not on vaca' just get the wash done, the car washed, or take the kids to a movie, ballgame or swimming. Budget! Plan ahead and only take and spend your DAILY, WRITTEN IN STONE, LIMIT ! Forget borrowing from a friend or spouse or ATM. EXPERTISE at your game counts,, use a bit of brains and don't play stupidly making childish moves, in craps, or card games. Roulette, commonly thought to be a dumb game to play, is one of the best smartest games to play if you are PATIENT!! --Formerly hot numbers, stop hitting and cold numbers ALWAYS heat up, because over a day or two all numbers will hit evenly! So watch carefully over 2-5 hours and then strike !! Perhaps the numbers 4-6 and 9 have been cold and are starting to hit a few times. PUT YOUR MONEY ON THE 2 STREETS 456, 789 with a small wager you cover 9 numbers, nine SOON TO BE HOT numbers. ANOTHER THING TO WATCH IS JUST the % of BLACK or RED, hitting . --- If black has hit 20/25 spins you don't have to be a genius to know to put small bets ON RED.
Gary Lu Productions (28 days ago)
You also do not need to be a genius to know that past results do not affect future results on a roulette wheel. Stop giving advice if you believe in gambler’s fallacy. There is a reason that board that displays past results on the wheel increases the amount of money the casino makes.
Pete Garofalo (3 months ago)
This guy is a dweeb
Max Payne (1 month ago)
You obviously don’t know the basic strategy good luck dweeb
Nice2347 (3 months ago)
Pete, I would argue based on your photo, you're just as much of a dweeb, if not more so. You look like this guys son.
Nope, u r
Micheline Burgett (3 months ago)
I want jack pots win in Slots machine . I don't know how to play pocket or black jack. I know how to play only the Slots .machines which give the Jack pots .
David Beckham (2 months ago)
Slots have 15% house advantage, bj has 0.5%. If youre gonna bet at least bet smart
Slots are the worst game in the casino. Why click on a video if ur just gonna comment on how u don't wanna watch the video. Moron
Howard Watson (3 months ago)
i win a few times in black jack bitcoin trading is more profitable .
Nope. Moronass
Harry Gallow (3 months ago)
i only win a few times in blackjack trading in bitcoin is more profitable than black jack .
Nope. Moronass
Crysis (3 months ago)
I hate hitting a soft 18 but i have to
Ronald James Egbert (3 months ago)
The dealer has 10 card, i have 2, 6' s so i split, then have 21, then 19, . everyone wins, i on first base. i have done this dozens of times.cleared the black chips. entire tray.
That's bullshit
jpennyp (3 months ago)
3+ card 16 strategy is ridiculous unless you have an advantage. Otherwise it would be a basic strategy play.
christopher tran (3 months ago)
Standing on 3card 16 or more, against a 9+ up really works. Especially if you also pay attention to the players before you.
americancasinoguide (3 months ago)
Try here - https://wizardofodds.com/games/blackjack/appendix/3b/
Sam Griggs (3 months ago)
I have been wondering this: Is it a 3 card 16 against a ten/face, or a 9+ like you say. Can you direct me to any articles for the math on this? Also, I have been scouring books and articles for more info on other combination hands or "specific" scenario situations, and most of the books go little beyond a basic strategy card or tell me to learn to count cards (I get the advantage of this suggestion). Any recommendations for actual advanced books on the math?
MrGabagoo (3 months ago)
I just thought of a new strategy......how about play like casino it seems to work fine for them
Gary Lu Productions (3 months ago)
That is even worse than the Never Bust strategy. You’ll lose about ten times as much as you would if you played basic strategy.
Kevin James (3 months ago)
MrGabagoo how? “It seems to work fine for them” because player strategy is based on the single card the dealer is showing. And if the player busts, the casino gets the player’s money even if the casino ends up busting. Think about it
Chad Campbell (3 months ago)
This is horrible advice. Whoever made this should be ashamed..
Sheldon Cooper (1 month ago)
American Casino Guide's advice is built on the solid foundation of mathematics. Your advice is sinking sand.
Wrong. Moronass
jessee odom (3 months ago)
Yo guy explain don't be a hater with no logic
Gary Lu Productions (3 months ago)
Then go waste your money if you do not want to learn.
Joel Flewellen (3 months ago)
Chad Campbell what part? This is excellent strategies.
jstead22 (3 months ago)
I was intrigued by the pair of 8's against a 10 showing. If you play them you win 23% of the time, if you split (double your risk) you can win 38% of the time. Double your risk for an extra 15% ? I also like the discussion about the 2 vs a 3, what about the other way, a 3 vs a 2?
Dana Weick (2 months ago)
@stelios kapatsoris 23% of the time you will win $1, 76% of the time you will lose $1 so you will, on average lose 76-23 = 53 cents of every $1 bet. If you don't understand that, think if the odds are 50% that you win and 50% that you lose, your average loss is 50-50=0. Now if you split each hand has 38% chance of winning and 62% chance of losing for a net average loss of 62-38 = 24 cents of every dollar bet but since you are betting twice as much your average loss per hand if you split is 2x24cents = 48 cents so your average loss of 48 cents is less than the average loss of 53 cents if you don't split. So splitting is the correct strategy
stelios kapatsoris (3 months ago)
Don’t get it either.1st case ,on a 10$ bet your EV(expected value ) is 10*0.23=2.3$ for a net loss of 7.7$ When u double the bet your EV is 2*10*0,38=7.6$ for a net loss of 12,4$,am I doing something wrong here?😅
Patience Zero (3 months ago)
Patience Zero (3 months ago)
jstead22 8 against a dealer 10 works 38% of the time if you do this twice it’s double that odd, so 72% chance you will win at least one hand and break even
Benjamin Perrings (3 months ago)
Basic strategy says to always hit on a 12... why is this even in this video lol
Dana Weick (2 months ago)
Because basic strategy is NOT to always hit on a 12. You don't hit on a 12 if the dealer is showing a 4, 5 or 6
Learn basic strategy moron
Otto von Kurzhaar (3 months ago)
nickodevoe1 is exactly right. If the player has a hard 12, always STAND if the dealer is showing a 4, 5 or 6.
nickodevoe1 (3 months ago)
Incorrect. Only hit a hard 12 if dealer shows 2 or 3, or anything 7 and above.
Richmond Alviar (3 months ago)
I have never won splitting 8s against face. Thanks, bud.
Otto von Kurzhaar (3 months ago)
ALWAYS split Aces and Eights.
Timothy Trimmer (3 months ago)
I'd rather take that chance than hit or stand on a 16.
stinger15au (3 months ago)
Yeh and my AA is always cracked in holdem....... Sarcasm off. Play enough and you will win, just not often
DragonPupEclipse (3 months ago)
Richmond Alviar just bad luck dude.
Skankhunt42 (3 months ago)
Came here for the stellar production value.
Joeybabbs .BABBS (3 months ago)
@mvashton lol
Beerus144 (3 months ago)
Skankhunt42 I was pretty sure this was a video from the 80’s then the guy was like “if you have an iPhone or an iPad”
mvashton (3 months ago)
Left with a website for tips on giving BJs?
mroilcat (3 months ago)
This is not gambling. Gambling infers (?) that you have a chance at winning (i.e. 50/50) but this is "gaming", i.e. giving the casinos all your money, sometimes faster than other times. Just for a bunch of degenerate losers, who would be much better served putting that money back into your family or giving to charity than supporting multi-billion dollar corporations that regularly fleece the dim-witted. Just sayin'...
Mike Carberry (1 month ago)
i was recently in vegas by myself. I had a free night with nothing to do .. I took 50$ down to the casino, sat down at a blackjack table with a few younger people, played my 50$, was up 300$ at some point, drank for free for the entire 4-5 hours i was sitting there. For some its actually just a fun thing to do, it only cost me 50$ and i killed time, socialized, and drank for free.
jessee odom (3 months ago)
That's why its fun its a game if ur broke don't play if ur addicted oh well not there fault it sounds like u know some "loser" spent there moeny and u had some part idk could be wrong point is IF UR BROKE DON'T PLAY
Austin Luepkes (3 months ago)
That’s why it’s not meant for people that can’t afford to do fun activities that cost money. Most people don’t play blackjack to make money and those who do have to put in thousands of hours of card counting. Basically that’s another job.
Drew Messmann (3 months ago)
Next time I suggest a professionally trained dealer for your videos. That gal wouldn't last 10 minutes before any casino fired her.
Forty-Two and Flowin' (3 months ago)
She couldn't even size, at all! Leave the picking to the craps dealers, too. Where I worked that was a big no-no on a non-dice game.
Jamil Kemp (3 months ago)
Drew Messmann i work as a dealer/ floor supervisor at the casino they were showing in the background and that’s all i could think about is how terrible she was at dealing!! 😂😂
Duane Jahn (3 months ago)
Casino shill paid to write books convincing sucker that they can win when the odds are "overwhelmingly" against them.
zash (3 months ago)
Dauane Jahn , you must not know who this guy really is. Google search his biography
Not in blackjack, moron
Timothy Trimmer (3 months ago)
Basic strategy alone increases your odds to 49ish% in the long run playing on a 3:2 DAS Sur HoS17 table with other decent players. Perfect plays being shown is based off of probability mathematics. You'll need an edge by counting with betting and playing deviations to tip it to your favor. In other words, if you play substandardly like standing on 13 vs a 10 and ruin the odds of the table, the other players wont like you too much.
stinger15au (3 months ago)
I didn't see anything of the sort here.... Just the best way to play a hand given a situation.
Austin Luepkes (3 months ago)
Well you’re probably not gonna win playing the wrong way lol
Bitcoin Motorist (3 months ago)
The 3 card 16 rule I have never heard before. I am a little skeptical. I would treat a 3 card hard 16 the same as a 2 card hard 16. But either way the only want to make money with blackjack is to open a casino
Tim Ott (3 months ago)
@Michael Young 3 smaller cards were removed instead of larger ones.. that's an odds shift in every way possible (even if a very small shift, it's still a shift in your direction)
Michael Young (3 months ago)
I agree. Having three smaller cards in your hand does not significantly shift the odds enough to warrant standing with 16. I did some research and most of the blackjack experts agree with standing on the 3 card 16 vs. 10 rule but it still doesn't seem correct to me. That would be like saying that if the player in front of you got two or three low cards then you should stand on a 16 (whether it's two or three cards). I'm going to do more research but I'm skeptical.
Artificially Sweet (3 months ago)
it seems that would be card counting, in only your own hand. Doesn't seem to make much sense given all the changes to defeat card counting and this does not address what else is showing or has been shown on the rest of the table
Quentin Traywick (3 months ago)
I messed up every hand,which is why i stay tf away from the casinos!!!
Larry Sunde (3 months ago)
I'm sure glad I don't gamble
fatdrummer65 (3 months ago)
I love the frozen back ground, its like really being in a casino
troy lenz (3 months ago)
That was good information.
Mac Berg (3 months ago)
BJ Insider? That website name definitely sounds more suggestive than it needs to
Cam C (3 months ago)
I'm totally asking my girlfriend for a Blackjack tonight hahaha
Taffer9876 (3 months ago)
I like all of the comments from people who think they are experts. If so, why are you watching this video?
Nick Serritella (3 months ago)
Casino writes these books
Buddy Van Cigrit (3 months ago)
@Gary Lu Productions Gambling is wasting money. Having good blackjack strategy is just wasting money more slowly.
Gary Lu Productions (3 months ago)
Go waste your money, then, if you are not interested in learning how to gamble more wisely.
Chris Zablocki (3 months ago)
I have a tendency to double down on low aces.
Jordan Chan (4 months ago)
The most misplayed hand is placing a bet on BJ. The most unfair game in the casino. If both the player and dealer busts, the player loses. They let you have the chance to bust first. That’s why there are more BJ tables than any other in all casinos.
R u a retardass? People win at blackjack. If no one won, no one would play. Moron
Mike McKee (3 months ago)
Jordan Chan You’re quite wrong. There’s a reason Blackjack is the only game the casino will bar someone from playing. It’s because it’s the only game with a “memory”, where each event (deal of the cards) is NOT an independent event, but rather is DEPENDENT upon earlier events (cards previously dealt). Of course, to take advantage of this and win consistently requires knowledge of card counting techniques, which make use of the statistical sample of cards already dealt to make probability-based decisions about playing the remaining cards in the deck or shoe. It’s not nearly as hard as it sounds, you don’t have to be Rain Man or anything, but it does take a lot of practice and memorization of the basic strategy tables and counting-based play modifications, betting adjustments, etc. Using card counting, Blackjack becomes the only casino game where the player can actually gain the long-term advantage over the casino. Even without counting, though, a player who plays perfect basic strategy will have only a small disadvantage, which usually will permit them to play for a long time without losing very much (and they might win, too, at least in the short run).
Bitcoin Motorist (3 months ago)
No Jordan. The dealer has an edge but it is much smaller than you think. The dealer must follow rules the casino sets which means sometimes the dealer will take a card and risk busting even though standing pat would win the hand. Blackjack is one of the best (least bad) casino games for a player who follows basic strategy
americancasinoguide (3 months ago)
@troy lenz Depending on the odds offered, it could be #2 to craps. But yes, it is a very good bet (when played properly). This person probably splits their 10's and doubles down on 12 which is probably why they think its a bad game lol
troy lenz (3 months ago)
Actually a blackjack table is the best odds of winning in the entire casino.
Robert Mcgee (4 months ago)
Misplayed hands, every hand the busts or looses.
Wtf does that mean moronass
wavygr (4 months ago)
It is easy to make money in blackjack. No book needed. All you have to do is know one thing. Run the blackjack game.
Sheldon Cooper (1 month ago)
Even casinos have to know how players cheat/gain a legitimate advantage of the house or else they could come out a loser.
Jeff Andrade (4 months ago)
I hit on soft 18 against the dealer’s 10 because of this video and got a 3. The rest of the table got mad because I wasn’t playing “by the book” and making them lose by taking the cards they wanted. It got kind of heated, but I made money that day and they lost 😂
dustin fenimore (3 months ago)
The only reason I hate playing BJ. Sometimes I go by gut, but then gotta hear people cry about it
Tanner Moore (3 months ago)
Screw them haha play your game not theirs. Sometimes it's better to go with your gut instead of the book. I'd rather give myself every possible chance to win than worry about the other players at the table.
btwentwo (3 months ago)
I hate when people give you grief over what they think is “their card.” You paid for that card. I’m glad it worked out, and maybe if the other players were wise they would take a leaf out of your book.
Fuck those people. Lol
Glock2201 (3 months ago)
Who cares about them. I feel you need to do what you feel gives you the best chance to win because after all it is your money that you lose if you don't.
Werner K. (4 months ago)
blackjack-"Expert" ..... hahahaha, a professionell Loser .... this must be a JOKE
Ur the joke
Gary Lu Productions (4 months ago)
You think he is not an expert. What do you know that he does not?
Jason Little (4 months ago)
Not a good idea to split nines against the 9 cuz I've done it every time and it doesn't really work out
Dana Weick (2 months ago)
Who needs math when we can just ask Jason for how it worked out for him?
Ur retarded
Khabib NurmaGoatmedov (4 months ago)
Your just unlucky
DragonPupEclipse (4 months ago)
Ya man. It's not a good idea to split Aces cuz i never get a 21. It's not a good idea to stand on 17 cuz dealers always get 18,19, 20, and 21. Let's just abandon basic strategy and prepare to lose more $ in the long run.
Steve Tallon (4 months ago)
if standing on 8's vs. 10 wins 23% and splitting goes up to 38%, why don't you surrender at 50%?
Dana Weick (2 months ago)
Because splitting gives you an expected loss per hand of 48 cents and surrender gives you a loss of 50 cents.
Johnny Slokes (3 months ago)
@AnthP1983 if you surrender and the dealer bust then you win so it's not at 0%.
Learn math moron
AnthP1983 (3 months ago)
Your logic is off. Your odds of winning when you surrender is 0%, not 50%. You are comparing apples and oranges my friend.
dsauce223 (4 months ago)
That was my thought, and that's what I thought he was going to suggest. I suppose he was just offering an alternative to the surrender.
DragonPupEclipse (4 months ago)
People keep arguing about splitting 8s against 10 is bad idea. How about just follow the basic strategy where it say always splits 8s and Aces? If you don't follow basic strategy you might as well just accept the fact that you gonna lose more $ in the long run. Against math and simulation is basically against yourself.
Ronald James Egbert (3 months ago)
This is why it would be best to avoid more than 2 decks, untill you have more experience
Jacob Brooks (3 months ago)
@Gary Lu Productions Ploppies...ploppies everywhere! lol
Gary Lu Productions (4 months ago)
Yeah, all these people who think they know better than mathematicians and programmers. SMH
Austin Luepkes (4 months ago)
If you’re going to stand on 16 because you have small cards you should probably look around the rest of the table and count all the cards on the table
Mr. Buttons (4 months ago)
Everyone saying don’t gamble...why the hell are you watching this video?
Dana Weick (2 months ago)
Some people like the math behind it
Bc they're retards
Buddy Van Cigrit (3 months ago)
To tell you degenerates to stop gambling and feed your kids.
BonaZye (4 months ago)
We all know this is staged . Yes most likely there is a 10 in the hole. But when it’s a 16 Ima just stay. Because most of the time (From my experience) sometimes there is a low card below the Face card. And you came to gamble. Scared money don’t make money.
Dana Weick (2 months ago)
Your experience doesn't trump math, nor does bravery
Learn English moronass
THEBULL (4 months ago)
Dealers bust 28% of the time with the hit on 16 rule so it certainly isn't terrible to just stand. There is a 38% chance the under card is 6, 5, 4, 3, or 2 and the dealer will have to hit. If you bust your chance of winning is 0, you at least always have a chance to win if you stand and realistically you're looking for 5 or under which has about a 30% chance of coming, and even then, unless you hit the 5 to get 21 or 4 to get 20 to push, if the dealer has a 10 you're still going to lose anyway.
Mr. Buttons (4 months ago)
Zach Bell (4 months ago)
Mathematics doesn't care about 'your experiences'. Anyone who doesnt follow basic strategy and 'came to gamble' is just a sucker.
Stuart Trave (4 months ago)
Guy is stale a tuna sandwich
Learn English moronass
Mista Man (4 months ago)
You don't like tuna? HERETIC!!
Sergio Pacely (4 months ago)
The hands I hate the most is 15 and 17
DragonPupEclipse (4 months ago)
They are both very bad. But 16 is the worst.
Austin Luepkes (4 months ago)
16 is worse
Robert Slydell (4 months ago)
I enjoy pissing people off when I hit my 12 against dealer 2 and 3. I especially enjoy when they stand on 12 against dealer 2 or 3 and lose.
Scott Toth (14 days ago)
Thanks Dabney Coleman
Henry Gonzalez (3 months ago)
You’re suppose to hit 12 vs 2 actually
echulks (4 months ago)
I find that when split 9's against the dealers crap, some douchebag on the table is going to curse your family for costing them a hand. For example last week at Sands, dealer has a 6 and I have 9's. I split the 9's and pulled a King and a jack for 2 19's. The old crunt sitting next to me has an 11 and doubles, pulling a 4. Other players standing on good cards. Dealer flips up his down card showing an 2. Hits for 9 for a hard 17. Now she says I'm a greedy bastard for splitting my 9's and taking the King away from the old crunt who have doubled to a 21 instead of losing with a 15. When I asked the hag how she would played my hand, she grunted out she would have had respect for the other players at the table before making a selfish decision. When the drink gal came around, I asked to bring the hag a glass of prune juice to help loosen her up a bit jejejejejejej.
Ur crap
Mr. Buttons (4 months ago)
I go to ply for me. Fuck everyone else at the table
Robert Slydell (4 months ago)
The number of people with x-ray vision who know the next card is amazing.
robert cooper (4 months ago)
John Rogan (4 months ago)
Die a loser...well said!
Ur a loser
John Rogan (4 months ago)
Just surrender half your bet on a 16...mail the money in by ups...anonymously...avoid the embarassment of being called an idiot by being at that table!
Dana Weick (2 months ago)
Surrender costs you 50 cents per dollar bet. Splitting the 8's only costs you 48 cents per dollar bet. Which move is the idiot move?
John Rogan (4 months ago)
Send your money to the casinos...save the airfare!
Jeff Webber (3 months ago)
In other words, don't gamble? But you're here watching a video about gambling. Are you confused or just a dumb fuck.
John Smith (4 months ago)
Actually the worst hand is a 16 against a dealer ace, lose about 75% of the time. Also I would not split 9s against a dealer 8 or higher. Too likely you lose 2 bets instead of winning 1.
Dana Weick (2 months ago)
Math says you are wrong about when the split.
Learn basic strategy moronass
Goldo 27 (4 months ago)
You split 9s on everything except on dealer card 7, 10 or Aces.
Mr. Buttons (4 months ago)
adamscott ouch
adamscott (4 months ago)
I had a hard 16 hand the other day against a dealer ace - £1000 bet
Roro Hamilton (4 months ago)
My nightmare hand is 7-7. I assume I'd wanna split them against a Dealer 7-or-below -- but what if doubling-after-splitting isn't allowed? Is there ANY case where you'd stand with 7-7?
extRa Likeshotwomen (4 months ago)
7-7 is not stand in any situation. 7-7 is split from 2-7, hit on 8,9,A and surrender on 10 otherwise hit
Jeffery Espinoza (4 months ago)
How to be a smarter gambler: Don't gamble.
No one asked ur opinion moronass
Austin Luepkes (4 months ago)
That’s how to be smarter, not a smarter gambler.
Rick Kinki (4 months ago)
This was very interesting, but next time, please put the teleprompter behind the camera. I feel like he's talking to somebody else, and that I'm just eavesdropping.
dublinbluetune (5 months ago)
How did I end up here??? I was watching dogs skateboarding...????
medexamtoolsdotcom (4 months ago)
I came here from videos of people's old cats (you can see from my recent "liked" videos how many are "my 20 year old cat" or "my cat is 25 years old").
Nick D (5 months ago)
So dynamic
Funky Duncky (5 months ago)
I don’t think he’s reading from a script😂
glock161 (5 months ago)
You see more hoodies, irresponsible idiots, and Africans in these facilities than any other types. Why? Lost their jobs, borrow loans, homes, controlled substances seized, or money stolen from their families purses. They're in these places like it's an occupation, or steady reliable income. They NEED to win. Seeing it in those aspects gets you exposed negatively all over social media with a mugshot. It's only intended to present as a once-in-a while leisure activity. NOT a line of employment. Lots won't get it, can be worse than a smoking addiction, and hate when one day it comes down to hanging theirselves being fools. If you're that depressed, it's best if you don't ever start playing at first.
Ur the idiot
SeaweedWitch (5 months ago)
What a weird strategy- petitioning against gambling by appealing to racism. I just don’t take advice from the morally abhorrent of society.
Sheldon Cooper (5 months ago)
@Eric N In my experience the Majestic Star in Gary, IN (bad neighborhood) matches some of those negative characteristics. However, correlation does not necessarily result in causation, so a lot more data is needed.
Blake W (5 months ago)
People just make shit up and say it.
Eric N (5 months ago)
How racist, get your facts straight and stop preying on stereotypes.
Ivory Leyva (5 months ago)
Stand 16v10 on any positive count
Austin Luepkes (4 months ago)
This is basic strategy
EqualsPeach (5 months ago)
I think standing on a three-card 16 is only effective if either you’re playing with one deck or you’re counting cards and you know you’ve got a positive count.
Sheldon Cooper (5 months ago)
The 3 card 16 rule assumes you're not considering any of the other cards that have been played. Many non-counting players develop a severely lacking superstition that cards come out in patterns of low high low high, or something around those lines that causes them to go against basic strategy because of emotions.
SHONUFF (5 months ago)
You don't know if the odds changed because you got a few small cards unless you know what the running count is. what if the count is like -10 you get 3 small cards it's still -7 there is still a ton of small cards to come. That's silly.
WCGwkf (5 months ago)
Seemed like that's what he was saying? Just not very clear.
Rob Johnson (5 months ago)
This guy is RIVETING!
Alex Torres (5 months ago)
Splitting 8's against a dealer's 10: I understand you improve from 23% to 38%, however, you are risking twice the money at still a sub-optimal percentage. On any given bank roll not sure it makes sense to increase your variance and possibly risk going bankrupt for the night versus praying for mercy and even if you are smote on that hand, living to see another day with that extra bet instead of splitting and doubling your bet. But that just me.
Dana Weick (2 months ago)
You need to understand what 23% and 38% mean. If you have a 23% chance of winning that means you will lose, on average, 54 cents of your $1 bet. If you have a 38% chance of winning you will lose, on average, 24 cents of your $1 bet. So if split you double your 24 cents to a 48 cent average loss. Losing 48 cents beats losing 54 cents so splitting is smarter. How do I get 54 cents? 23% chance of winning means you will win $1 23% of the time and lose $1 77% of the time. So 77 cent minus 23 cents is an average loss of 54 cents. If you won 50% of the time your average loss would be 0% (50 cents average loss minus 50 cents average win equals 0)
Ur a moron
DragonPupEclipse (4 months ago)
Blackjack basic strategy says always splits Aces and 8s. If you can't follow a simple rule or you can't follow basic strategy. Then you might as well stay home and do something else.
Austin Luepkes (4 months ago)
Perhaps you should not split if you had bet too much. 2 betting units should not bankrupt your bankroll for the night.
Austin Luepkes (4 months ago)
Sagenhaft No. If you don’t split, you are accepting the 23% chance of winning in favor of a 49% chance of winning the next round. However, the average of these two percentages is just 36%. Play how you want to play, but you will lose more money on average by not splitting.
Peter Gargano (5 months ago)
All his points are valid. The exception is some of the 5 examples work better or worse depending on the deck size. Nothing is full proof but staying away from Auto Shuffle ( After every hand ) Tables and instead going to a table with a traditional shoe and Counting Cards is a way to get a slight advantage. Sounds hard but it is fairly simple actually. He actually touched on it a bit without mentioning it in the example of staying on a hard 16 with 3 or more cards versus a face card. As each card is dealt and revealed it narrows the types of cards likely to still be dealt. The art of card counting is knowing the “ History” of the cards already dealt which will shed light on the probability of which card(s) will be dealt next. This allows one to increase or decrease their bet and/or hit or stay on a given hand, ( depending on what the “Count” is ), with a little less uncertainty. Great book and movie on the topic, “Bringing down the House”. MIT students made millions at it in the good ole days.
Harry Nutsac (5 months ago)
Steve Martin and Queen LaTifa in a Casino? lol
Uncle Creepy (5 months ago)
Blackjack, like all gambling, is all about intuition. The feeling in your gut about what the next card is going to be. Playing on a hot table and walking away when it gets cold. It’s just you and the cards and the cards don’t care about your math stats and so-called “probability”. They do what they want when they want and it’s your job to tame them like wild beast they are and make them do what you want. 19 against an up 10? Hit that baby and tell the cards you want a 2!
Dana Weick (2 months ago)
Your gut doesn't trump math
Yamaha 45 (4 months ago)
DES (5 months ago)
Nahh. You play the hand based on the math. You’re still a loser in the long run but you’re money will last longer.
americancasinoguide (5 months ago)
Sounds like voodoo blackjack to me.
BigAArmory (5 months ago)
The presenter must not play in the same casinos that I do because even if I play strategy 100% of the time and on the off occasion I was actually dealt a 20 somehow the dealer will string out seven cards for 21. At best I will sit at a table for several hours and walk away with what I came to the table with, at worst I am walking to the nearest Waffle House to drown my sorrow‘s in an All-Star breakfast.
Me ole me (5 months ago)
Also, you need to learn how to maximize/minimize your bets when its appropriate. Your statistical odds of wining/losing don't change, but you can win more $$ when you win and lose less $$ when you lose. So at the end of the day, you may lose more hands than you won, but still make more $$. Think about it...
Me ole me (5 months ago)
You don't understand how stats/averages work. Today you could be on the losing side but tomorrow on the winning side. Over time, it averages out.
americancasinoguide (5 months ago)
i agree with @paul mitchell.
paul mitchell (5 months ago)
GameCritic101 (5 months ago)
Maybe you suck ass
Jimmy James (5 months ago)
My basic strategy card says stay on soft 18
Wrong. Moronass
medexamtoolsdotcom (4 months ago)
..... against 2 through 6.
Basic Strategy (5 months ago)
You def hit soft 18 against 9 and 10
MAGA Grinders (5 months ago)
Jimmy James no no no! Never stay against a 9 or 10 with a soft 18. Ever
Mark Bonasso (5 months ago)
Now if you are playing at a table that uses a continuous shuffler (feeding the played cards back into the machine) you can almost throw all the rules out. Avoid those tables like the plague!
Rob Diaz (3 months ago)
unfortunately in Australia, those machines are now common practice for tables with $25 minimum bet and under.......... on $50 and up, tables you can still play with a shoe.
medexamtoolsdotcom (4 months ago)
No. No, not at all. The things he said are absolutely valid if they're using a continuous shuffler.
Jared Smith (5 months ago)
If you’re going to hit 12 against 13, double down. You’re essentially betting that the card coming out is not a 10. Even if you get a 2 or a 3, you’re not going to hit again. So if you’re confident anything but a 10 is coming out then double down, otherwise stand like the amateur you are. I stopped watching the video after your said hit 12 against 13. Cmon man.
Learn blackjack moron
medexamtoolsdotcom (4 months ago)
I encourage you to play blackjack at the same table as me. I will enjoy watching the chips in your pile go to the dealer's tray and then make their way into my chip pile. And make sure to double down on blackjack while you're at it. And split 10's against an ace. Be sure to do that while you're at it too.
Edward Joy (5 months ago)
And lose twice as much 80% of the time, keep your day job
Blake W (5 months ago)
You failed algebra
Uncle Creepy (5 months ago)
I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who likes to double down on 12 in these situations.
Leon Andrews (5 months ago)
I dealt blackjack and got so tired of the morons. If someone hits on a dealer up 4,5 or 6, the whole table groans. Or the morons who have to sit on one side of the table or another. Or everyone playing the same stupid way because it’s in some mythical book.
Basic Strategy (5 months ago)
Its called math. Its not mythical dumbass
Raul Regalado (5 months ago)
Haha I feel ya
Noel OBrien (6 months ago)
What should I do to surrender what if I was card counting and it’s -12
Learn English moronass
yackawaytube (6 months ago)
you shouldn't be at the table if card count is -12
ZeeBirdman (6 months ago)
Your terrible sir .... first of all theres no outs whejnsplitting 8s ona ten cuz bottom line is the odds of you getting a 10 pr A are still high which then meand you gotta compete with possible 20 by dealer anyways
Ur English is terrible. Moronass
medexamtoolsdotcom (4 months ago)
He's not great, but he's better than your spelling and grammar, and he's right about the things you have problems with.
zerocooltx (6 months ago)
Why wouldnt you surrender that also? Its the same scenario as an earlier hand.
Gary Lu Productions (6 months ago)
ZeeBirdman Well, you could also get a 2 or a 3 or a lot of things that are better than having 16. It does not matter whether you agree with it or not. Splitting 8’s vs 10 is mathematically and experimentally proven to lose less than anything else.
yackawaytube (6 months ago)
you forgot the #0... when you get black jack, insist on double down instead, because if you hit a picture card thereby getting 21, you win 2x money instead of 1.5x by BJ :-)
Ur obviously working for the casino
medexamtoolsdotcom (4 months ago)
'People' (and I use the term 'people' in airquotes) that double down on blackjack are possibly the only demographic that are more retarded than flat Earthers. Option A: Win 1.5x your original bet, 100% of the time Option B: Win 2x your original bet 50% of the time, 0x your original bet 10% and -2x your original bet 40% of the time.
Gary Lu Productions (6 months ago)
yackawaytube Really? The chance of getting a 10 or a picture card is 4/13.
Mike Whitney (6 months ago)
Berionix 21 (6 months ago)
I still have my doubts to split a pair of eight vs a 10. The odds increase from 23% to 38% but still I have a 62% chance to lose double the money that I start with the hand.
Dana Weick (2 months ago)
@Frank Rizzo You lose an average of 54 cents on every dollar bet not splitting the 8's vs 48 cents splitting the 8's. Math matters.
Nope. Moron
medexamtoolsdotcom (4 months ago)
You have 62% chance of losing double the money you started with but also a 38% chance of winning double it.
Shump (6 months ago)
I was thinking the same thing. However, if you run the numbers it checks out. You will lose slightly over 63.5% of your money standing in this situation on average and using the money for a split on the next hand (assuming you can win 50% of Blackjack hands which is impossible). Compared to just 62% of your money if you split the 8s. Another way of putting it; on a $10 bet you will lose slightly more than $12.7 on average when standing on 8s and taking another hand vs $12.4 if you split them.
Danny's Art (6 months ago)
I split 8s against a 10, got 2 and 8, had to double and split again. That's when it really gets hard. But dealer busted.
john fogarty (6 months ago)
Just learn basic strategy and how to count the running number and u will do as well as u can
Fooey Yu (6 months ago)
I say, FUCK THAT ADVICE, grab your nuts and do whatever you want (period)
Jay Welch (6 months ago)
@americancasinoguide LOL
Fooey Yu (6 months ago)
@americancasinoguide (Brass Balls)
americancasinoguide (6 months ago)
Cashews or almonds?
mathew b (7 months ago)
Where did this guy go to school you always break down fractions... this guy is a idiot
Ur the idiot
R3UnionHD (6 months ago)
You sir are the idiot if you cant accept basic strategy calculated by pcs
Gary Lu Productions (6 months ago)
mathew b A guy who has PhD and won lots of money by card counting is an idiot?
Larry David (7 months ago)
My favorite is people who stay on a soft 17....that's bottom of the barrel stupidity.
Dana Weick (2 months ago)
@Adam You are playing suboptimally. You always hit a soft 17 and double if the dealer is showing a 3 through 6. Math matters
medexamtoolsdotcom (4 months ago)
No, bottom of the barrel stupidity is those that stand on a soft 16. I just witnessed that a few days ago. I was SO glad when she lost the hand as a direct result because the next card was a 4 and the dealer had a 17. I HATE it when fools are not parted with their money.
Basic Strategy (5 months ago)
Adam Thomson you should be doubling down in that scenario
yoda kazam (6 months ago)
@Adam Thomson that's illogical. You cannot bust a soft 17, they only way the dealer can beat you is if they get 17 anyways and you dont hit a 2,3 or 4. Basically, you're not improving your position by standing and you can't get worse by hitting, only get better.
oldies geek (6 months ago)
@Adam Thomson Would you also apply the same strategy if the dealer was showing a 2, 3, 4, or 5?
tkell31 (7 months ago)
So the logic of splitting 8s against a 10 is you go from losing one bet 77% of the term to losing two bets around 38% (house wins 62% of the time, but have to multiply that for odds of winning both .62 x .62 = 38%...roughly) of the time, splitting 48%, and winning both around 14% (.38 x .38) of the time. So over 100 situations you would lose 54 bets standing pat, 48 bets splitting. This ignores pushes. Either way a losing proposition, but the idea is to minimize your losses and splitting clearly does that over time. Sure we've all had the multiple split hands that all win/lose, but there is plenty of variance in statistics over the short term. Good luck to all.
Ur wrong moronass
Keenan Namkung (7 months ago)
What about 22 vs dealer 7?
Keenan Namkung (4 months ago)
@medexamtoolsdotcom how about you go fuck yourself
Keenan Namkung (4 months ago)
@Uncle Creepy yes i meant 2,2. Vs dealer 7. I am a bj player
medexamtoolsdotcom (4 months ago)
If you've got a 22 you've already lost, ha ha. But if your dealer is dumb enough to be persuaded otherwise, then go for it. If you mean you've got a pair of 2's then yes, you split 2's. You asked this in an incredibly stupid way, you remind me of the guy who asked Garry Kasparov why the knight moves so crazy (look that up if you dare, Garry Kasparov answering questions on chess from twitter).
Uncle Creepy (5 months ago)
I read this as what if you had 22 total against seven and thought you were being funny. But did you mean what if you had 4 (2-2) against a 7?
Angel H (7 months ago)
Split it. 2-2, split with 2-7 up
Michael Jones (7 months ago)
Casino management surely reads the comments on this and has a good laugh. People using bad logic to justify their preferences. Math doesn't care what your opinion is. The math is correct, and when you "disagree" with that math, your intuition is wrong. By all means though, please keep standing with 8,8 against a ten. If they make enough money off of you, maybe it will slow down the pace of unfavorable rule changes such as 6:5 BJ payouts.
Sam Soleimanian (6 months ago)
@Gary Lu Productions Unless dealer has an Ace in a 6 deck hit on soft 17 table with surrender, then you surrender. that is the only time you surrender with 88s. There are different basic strategies based on table rules; hit vs stand on soft 17 for the dealer, deck amount, surrender vs no surrender, double after split, etc. so read my comment carefully.
Gary Lu Productions (6 months ago)
Michael Jones You should always split 8’s though.
David Gentile (7 months ago)
surrender 8 8 against 10
Dana Weick (2 months ago)
Surrender costs you 50% of your bet, splitting only costs you 48%.
Nope. Moronass
Thomas Gorby (6 months ago)
Surrender 8 8 against A only

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