Originally Posted by Swanman
There are a ton of house rules that have to be in effect for the house advantage to be minimized to a point where you could grind out a gain long-term if you were a proficient counter. A few rules that would need to be in place, off the top of my head:
1. Blackjack pays 3/2
2. Surrender available
3. Dealer stays on soft 17
There are a couple others. If any of those rules go against the player, it adds quite a bit to the house advantage. The worst is blackjack paying 6/5, that adds like 3% to the house advantage by itself.
and I would add playing with a single deck.....of course..and being able to double down on splits
but yes, as you mentioned , these things simply HAVE to be there or why bother
not to mention the stack you need to have......(BIG)
not to mention if they get a whiff that youre not handing them money left and right, theyll ask you to leave...
all in all I do not recommend the life...some people love it though