togel hongkong Variation: Dealer Wins Ties

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togel hongkong , though a pretty simple game, has a wide range of variations. Even in the traditional game, there are variations on whether the dealer hits a soft 17, whether you can double after splitting, which cards you can double, what side bets are offered and more. One variation that is disastrous to the player is a rule where the dealer wins all ties.

Casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City rarely, if ever, have blackjack tables with this rule and most online casinos don’t have it, either. This rule variation is primarily found on cruise ships and similar places where gambling isn’t the main draw. They are also often found at charity events. If it’s for charity, then you shouldn’t feel bad about losing the extra money due to this rule. You can consider it a donation. If you’re not playing at a charity event, though, there’s nothing smart about giving extra money to the house. Don’t worry about their finances; they will take plenty of your money without you throwing some away.

Traditionally, a tie in blackjack is a push, which means that you get to keep your original wager but you don’t win any money. Having a rule where the dealer wins all ties means that in all of those situations, you will lose money. This can have a considerable effect on your payroll.

You might be thinking that it’s not a big deal, since you’re going to lose some money anyway. The truth is, this rule variation has a huge affect on your bankroll. Ties happen more often than you might expect in blackjack. A rule where the dealer wins ties increases the house edge by 9%. Keep in mind that under normal rules, if you play perfect blackjack basic strategy, you can reduce the house edge to 0.5%. If the dealer wins ties, though, that means the house edge would be 9.5%. Pretty big difference, right?

For this reason, I advise you to never play at a blackjack table where the dealer wins all ties. The only exception would be at a charity event, in which case you simply need to decide how much money you want to donate ahead of time. Other than that, stay far, far away from these tables. Even if they’re hurting for money, the house doesn’t need your charity.

Bad Blackjack Strategy: Hitting a 12-16 vs. Dealer 2-6

Most blackjack players know that basic strategy is the best way of lowering the house edge so you can play the game while losing only a small portion (0.5%) of your money. However, in the heat of the moment, when sitting at the blackjack table surrounded by players and a quick-moving dealer, people can make bad decisions. Of course, you don’t have this problem playing at an online casino.

A common mistake for people who play at a blackjack table for the first time is to look at only your cards and not bother checking the dealer’s up card. This seems really foolish, because basic strategy tells you what to do when you have certain cards versus certain dealer cards, but when you’re put under pressure it can happen. To be honest, it happened to me the first time I sat at a real blackjack table.

Forgetting to check the dealer’s cards can lead to a lot of mistakes, with one of the most common being hitting a 12-16 versus a dealer 2-6. If you have studied blackjack basic strategy, you know that 12-16 are stiff hands and they are not high enough to beat the dealer unless he busts. Therefore, though hitting gives you a high risk of busting, it is usually the better option. Usually.

If the dealer shows a 2-6, though, he is likely to have a stiff hand as well, taking into account the high probability of the dealer having a 10 in the hole. You have an advantage over the dealer, though. You have the option of standing. The dealer, on the other hand, has to hit until he gets a 17 or better. For that reason, if you both might have stiff hands, the right play is to stand and hope the dealer busts.

The exception is if you have a hand of 12 and the dealer shows a 2 or 3. In this case, though it is a stiff hand, it is less likely to bust, both for the dealer and for you, as in any of the other stiff hands. For that reason, in this situation you should take a hit. For any other hands in this range, you should stand and cross your fingers (crossing your fingers is optional).


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