Does blackjack have the “best” odds for the player?
Yes! Actually, it depends on the rules of the game and the skill of the player. A single deck game with Las Vegas Strip rules and double after splitting allowed actually gives the player a +0.1% advantage. This assumes, of course, that the player uses the “correct” basic strategy. [Issue 4.2] *
- What is meant by the term “Las Vegas rules”?
This term is often used to compare games with one another. It refers to a game that is typical of Downtown Las Vegas – double down allowed on any initial two cards, dealer hits soft-17, resplits and insurance allowed. Las Vegas “Strip” rules improve the player’s odds slightly requiring the dealer to stand on all 17s. [Issue 4.3]
Basic Strategy – Multideck / No DAS3. What is the “correct” basic strategy for blackjack?
There is only …