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Old 08-06-2013, 01:54 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Swanman View Post
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.
Last time I was in Las Vegas I noticed that probably MOST of the lower-dollar games on the Strip (less than min. $25/hand) were the 6/5 BJ payoff. Weekends, even most of the $25/hand games were 6/5. I couldn't believe it--just one day they all decided to change one of the most basic rules in all of gambling. It's ****ing bullshit, but most people don't realize how much difference that rule change makes.
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