BLACKJACK

BLACKJACK

In an ideal world we would be playing blackjack with a single deck, the dealer would stand on soft 17 and doubling would be allowed on any first two cards. We would also see the Beatles banging out I Want to Hold Your Hand and some bleak northern film about rugby players getting their girlfriends up the junction would be the talk of the town… for this ideal world would be the Sixties. Nowadays, we are used to playing with two decks (house advantage increases by 0.3%), four decks (increases to 0.5%) and even six decks (another 0.6%). If we then consider that doubling down is restricted to 9, 10 …