I estimate i have played roughly 100,000 hands of BJ here on 4K's. I like BJ because the odds are very good in favour of the player. The player can split, double down and bet more after scoring a 17.
But i have noticed an oddity. I usually do better on the 2 "single" deck tables. Not sure why, but when I play the other tables i assume are "double deck" ? Why have i never got or seen 2 identical cards? ie 2 Kings of diamonds, 2 Ace's of hearts. Is there a reason why 2 identical cards never show up?
In Video BJ, it cost 200 to split the cards. Is the same with the table version? If no why does it only cost 200 to split on the box version?
The 'Standard' Blackjack tables actually have a Six-Deck Shoe. Duplicates have definitely appeared for others, as we've had many emails saying how Blackjack is 'rigged' because they say two of the same card and suit. But yes, they should appear after a length stay of play. However, it should be noted that the deck is freshly shuffled when the first player sits down at an empty table.
I also have a blackjack question. why are we not allowed to split a split or double down on split. The blackjack we play is the standard version of the game right? So really we should be able to split up to 3 times essentially playing 4 hands and be able to double down on a split hand.
Thanks Jared & Paul for your explanation, time and quickness of your response.
Looks like a Six-Deck Shoe is a shoe like device that distributes the cards.
Ok i will believe you that getting 2 identical cards is possible, but because the dealer has 6 decks makes the chances of this happening so rare that it's next to impossible to happen, even too multiple players over a very long period of time.
One more thing, the split aces task. I find this to be to me, the hardest task to complete. But i do its easier with the non single deck BJ tables .
Jared said "It does cost an additional bet to split on table Blackjack as well." I had no idea it costs to be able to split on the table BJ.
I guess i ought to read the rules again.
Cashmoneeh said " So really we should be able to split up to 3 times essentially playing 4 hands and be able to double down on a split hand" If this were the case the odds would too much in favour of the player. The player already has a massive advantage. Even if you are losing more then winning at the time, if you are smart you can reverse the down trend in a few rounds.