Play our free blackjack app and experience Las Vegas blackjack on any device! How about an option to turn off the card total display? But as soon as we get to 4 or more decks, the basic strategy for 9 v. Thanks, I had the same question. There should be nothing embarrassing about it. Single deck, S17, DAS, 15 vs
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Such as when a high card appears just about every time like clockwork it equals This makes the Trainer seem to have somewhat unrealistic outcomes. I would like this because I was playing the App and stayed on 16 vs a dealer 10 in a high true count and it said my play was wrong. I think this would be a cool addition. Can someone post the correct basic strategy deviatons for a hard 10? Someone please correct me if I am wrong. I noticed the trainer looked different and saw that it had been updated.
No, you are likely being confused by the way it pays the bet and then rebets the same amount. I know that my question may be silly, but I am looking for simple methods to win, the casino give us a lot of possibilities and it confuses.
The worst blackjack rule give more opportunities than other games. Which rules are best? Winning balance always goes the line of sinusoid. Thought you should know. See notes from others as well. This new version has bugs. Playing 6D, H17, LS. I made sure the new site owners are aware of these comments. So with Ace,7 vs a dealer 5, you would double. With 3,4,Ace you would stand, because doubling is not allowed after you hit.
Same situation on the I-pad version and the I-Mac desktop version, inability to hit the second hand after splitting.. Sometimes when I split aces I only receive one card on the first ace and no card on the second ace. Just wondering if anyone else is getting errors such as these.
Now that the message boards are reopened, these kinds of questions will get faster and more accurate answers there. I too find the white border glaring and gives me a headache. Needs to be toned down or different color softer on the eyes. Your trainer is the best out there that I have been using these past 30 years. It amazes me to see soo many players play by the seat of their pants having not a clue what they are doing. CVCX is a slightly less expensive option that handles many simulation questions.
While this improvement is small, every little bit helps. For a card counter, surrender is considerably more valuable for several reasons. The amount of benefit surrender provides for a counter depends on almost everything that can change in the game, penetration, bet spread, etc.
If you need an answer, get some software to check your specific conditions. See Blackjack Surrender Explained. What are they doing to this site?
What happened to the original strategy page, where you selected the number of decks and dealer hits or stands on soft 17 etc.? The Strategy Engine is still where it has been for years: I recommend posting this question on the newly re-opened blackjack forums to see if anyone can run a simulation for you with these conditions and betting strategy.
In the short run, if you are lucky you will win. If you are unlucky you will lose. But you always have the best chance by playing correctly. Again, I am sure about my counting and the only thing would be a shallow penetration or software that does not use randomly a full deck of cards. Or where am I wrong? You would only expect to reach the exact expected end count if you saw every card in the deck. The trainer mimics what you will see in a real casino, shuffling after the end of the hand where the 35th card is dealt in the single deck game.
The deck s are normal, and randomly shuffled. Is that because of penetration or??? I really enjoy your practice platform. I was wondering, can we play online and make money or should we avoid that and only play in casinos? Card counting is not much of an option online, although the possibility does exist in the live-dealer games that a few places offer. The bonuses and promotions can also be profitable sometimes, but these days it is tough to get an actual positive play at online casinos. So it really depends on what you want from the game.
All set now, and back to work. Will you post something in this section when the new version is out? I want to wait and get the latest. In the mean time what book or video do you recommend on winning at blackjack?
I have only played about 5 times not counting cards at the casinos on the 21 plus 3 card tables and have had some decent luck, especially the 3 card bet and would like to learn a bit more about that betting too. Thanks for your practice game, it has been helpful. Things can certainly change quickly. BlackjackInfo has a new owner who took over this month. I know the new team has some excellent resources available for blackjack trainer software.
If you are referring to the other product on this page, Casino Verite is not involved in these changes, and the latest version is available as always at the provided Amazon links.
Going to Vegas in Sept. I have basic strategy down. If you plan to count, you will need to look a lot harder to find decent regular shuffled games at that level. The first thing to check is make sure that blackjack pays 3: Check TI for some decent low-limit blackjack tables, or look downtown.
The rules are generally going to be 6 deck or 8 deck, dealer hits soft 17, no surrender. Yes, you are right that Flash is dying. My development of the new mobile-friendly HTML5 version has been stalled a bit while my family prepares to move this summer.
And yes, I get about an equal number of complaints about the game being rigged to be too easy and too hard. Ken, I just jumped on the trainer after a few months absence. Started reading the comments and noticed that you will be launching a revised version. Any idea of the approximate launch date? Looking forward to the new version. Thanks again for a great strategy trainer!
I will resume development in August, so I now expect a launch in the fall at the earliest. Assuming the same rules, BS, and betting pattern? If prior history is repeated, I will be inundated with emails asking why I made the game so much harder to beat, along with an equal number asking why I made it so much easier to beat! That would be called luck. What algorithm is used for card shuffling? I think the trainer play along me. When is using late surrender with the dealer ace trainer first offers surrendering instead of insurance.
And again I continue to win. May be there is a reason to imitate dealers shuffling, instead of mathematical random shuffling. You may be right about the surrender issue, although it is possible that the surrender may only work if the dealer does NOT have blackjack. Is there an iOS app version of this trainer for my iPad? Please email your response. The new mobile-friendly version is coming along slowly. I now think early Summer is the target.
Emailed also as requested. Suggestion for future versions of your Strategy Trainer; ties push, rather than dealer wins all ties….? The current Strategy Trainer works just fine in this regard.
Ties are a push. You are being confused by the way the bankroll is adjusted up when the bet is returned to your bankroll, and then down by the bet being made again. If you happen to look at the wrong moment, you only see the second half of that transaction.
It works as it should. Yes, you can play as many spots as you like at the table in Casino Verite. And you can choose to have other spots played by automated players if you like. There is no download for the trainer here. If your device is not compatible with Flash, the current version hosted here on this page will not work. How come when you split Aces and then get another Ace the program will not let you split beyond two hands that is a flaw that needs to be corrected asap.
Yes, there is a problem with split Aces in the current version. A completely new trainer is in development and coming along nicely. Ive been playing on your trainer web getting ready to go to the casino. I noticed that amount won many times is not added to the total.
I thoutht maybe I was making a mistake but after careful watching of several hundred hands I confirmed that to be the case.
Kind of makes me wonder if the rest of the software has a problem. Check it out and let me know what gives. No, there is no problem with the paying of winning hands in the free game.
The confusion comes from the way that your balance increases after the hand, and then immediately decreases again as the next bet is automatically made. Many people only notice the second part and think their balance is going down after a winning hand. Single deck, S17, DAS, 15 vs According to your B.
What it the correct play? Does the discrepancy have to do with hand composition? The correct strategy is hit. I checked the source for the trainer, and it does appear this is a bug. In 2 or more decks S17 LS, you should surrender 15vT. In 1 deck S17 LS, you should hit. The trainer is inaccurate, only in the one deck version.
Thanks for pointing this out. Another option which might be nice for the next version: Those questions are going to depend on your edge and how willing you are to play with an advantage for these long periods.
See my other reply for advice on software or books to answer those questions. Your advantage is going to heavily depend on your bet spread, and the bet ramp. CVData software , to accurately sim any game and counting system, or the book Blackjack Attack for a ton of pre-figured stats on many games.
Something I noticed is that the dealer will still hit even if their first two cards have a greater total than mine and its under No sane dealer in real life would hit when they already have a total greater than yours, right? The dealer must follow the strict rules on hitting, and cannot choose to stand on a stiff total just because he would beat you. For more, see Blackjack Rules.
Thanks for the BJ game. The black letters on the green are a little hard for me to see. Hi, can i use the basic srategy playing rng bj like the one playtech offer in many different online casino, will it have the same effect as playing live casino? How about an option to turn off the card total display?
I have a LONG way to go yet. It would be stellar if the trainer could be configured to only deal the most difficult combinations for the player. The strategy engine on hitorsplit. I was wondering what should a player do if he lost the count of the cards dealt and does the count have to always be exact? The count does not have to be exact, but there are a few really dangerous mistakes you can make. If for example, you flip the sign, turning a negative count into a positive count, that would make you bet bigger money into bad situations.
Obviously an expensive mistake. If you truly lose all track of where the count is, just flat-bet the minimum until the shuffle. Thank you very much I was also wondering should a player enter the deck just as it has been shuffled and if not how should a player determine a count when there is only half of the deck to start with? You can start any time during the shuffle. Just think of the cards already in the discard tray as being behind the cut card instead. But everything works just the same.
I was also wondering how should a player go about betting when counting say the minimum bet is 2 and the maximum 10 with the bankroll of at what count would you advise to increase bets from the minimum? Doubling down gives a chance to double the amount of your bet after seeing your first two cards. You mentioned a hand with a total of 10 in the first two cards. For a full explanation of doubling, see Blackjack Rules: You can also choose between three different styles for the deck of cards, and use toggles for sound, music and labels.
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Your list is empty Start playing now to fill it up! This will slow down the game and possibly prevent bigger bettors from playing. Not all land casinos have this rule, I think it is more prevalent in Atlantic City, where tables are more crowded, than Las Vegas.
Whether online or a land casino there is no advantage to playing more than one hand. I have down loaded many black jack games from internet both stand alone and on-line. Had played for long time and felt the games are different in difficulty to win especially the slot, pardon me if I am wrong.
If it is true than is there any way to find out if the online games are truly random or any trusted organization we can get truly depend on?
It is a good sign if a casino has an independent auditor to review the log files for fairness and randomness. I used to provide such a service to online casinos myself. I have a question regarding the Microgaming no hole card rule for single deck BJ game. I remember reading in some forum that you concluded there is no difference to the HA whether the hole card is dealt or not at the beginning of the game. I do notice that Microgaming has a higher chance of blackjack.
Taking as an extreme example: Please let me know what you think. An unseen card is an unseen card, much in the same way the effect is the same whether the dealer burns a card or deals one less card out of the shoe. I hope this answers your question. Is there software that will count cards as you input them? Can this be used to play online blackjack? Or does online blackjack shuffle after each hand?
Have a look at Beejack. Most, but not all, casinos shuffle after every hand. I don't know if it practical to actually use this product. If you try it please let me know how you do, I might like to try it myself. The link to Beejack was removed in , due to a potential virus with that site. Proceed there with caution.
I read about someone winning 1. What is robot play, how does it win, and why is it illegal? First, the game was Caribbean 21, not Caribbean Stud. The casino this money was won from alleges that the player used robot play, which is against their terms and conditions. If this is true the player denies it then it is within their rights to forfeit the winnings.
Robot play is a program that can read the cards on the screen and can play against the casino by itself, by simulated mouse moves and clicks, or keyboard actions. Robot play could ensure nice expected hourly profits for the person using it, but not enough to bother actually playing. Some casinos with no positive expectation game allow robot play and others do not.
I do not know why those with no positive expectation games prohibit robot play. Some skeptics claim they retain the right to avoid paying big winners, simply by alleging robot play. In this situation the casino has released a taped confession in which the player offers to sell the robot. However the player says it was taken out of context. Are there any basic strategy exceptions for doubling and splitting on the Internet when cash back applies to the total amount bet thus giving the player an extra incentive to double or split.
Please assume a cash back rate of 0. I could not find any hand where an extra 0. The closest case I could find, based on six decks and the dealer standing on soft 17, is A,4 against a dealer 4.
In that hand doubling costs the player just under 0. So if you can get 0. I was at the Luxor this week and I noticed a blackjack machine that looked much like a video poker machine. Do these things use random generators like online, or do they work like slot machines?
Online blackjack, slot machines, and video blackjack all use random number generators. It is a Nevada state law that an electronic game with representations of cards or dice must be based on fair odds. So the game should be fair with odds the same as in a hand dealt game having the same rules.
I noticed that all video blackjack games that I've played in Vegas pay even money on a blackjack. Is this fair according to the rules of blackjack? Because in a previous question July 4, you said, "It is a Nevada state law that an electronic game with representations of cards or dice must be based on fair odds.
What I meant was that images of cards on the screen had to be statistically fair. For example if you took a tally of each card observed in the initial hand of video poker or video blackjack you would see the distribution approaching a flat line over time, much as you would in a hand dealt game. However there is no law that the standard rules of blackjack must be followed. The machine can legally offer horrible rules like the player losing on ties.
Hi, I found a Double Exposure game where the ties push. The full rules are: Dealer hits soft All ties push, except player wins tied blackjack. Player can double on hard 9 to 11 only. Player can re-split, including unlike tens, to four hands. Double after split allowed. Draw to split aces allowed. This must have a player advantage, can you tell me what it is? As I'm sure you know this game is offered by Lucky Chance casino.
Using the appropriate basic strategy for these rules the player advantage is 7. Wait it gets even better. The probability of getting three blackjacks in three hands is 1 in So I simply exited after every hand, except on a push. However I'm suspicious if the player advantage is too high. That is two red flags. It was my goal to either make a fortune on their Double Exposure game or prove the game was not fair.
Following are my results:. The probability of only winning 3 or less is This is using a standard deviation of 1. My source of the 1. This certainly does not rise anywhere near enough to make any accusations. In addition I recorded results all sorts of ways but every test came out looking normal.
I would have played longer but the game play is extremely slow and I went broke. The reason I went broke is I did worse on larger bet sizes and my first few hours I didn't record results but they were not good. So I failed on both my goals. I was too skeptical to deposit again and already wasted several hours on the game. However, if you wish to take a crack at it then be my guest. How would it change the strategy assuming Cryptologic rules 6 decks and how does it increase the house edge?
Not being allowed to split aces increases the house edge by 0. You should only double against a six, otherwise hit. In Boss Media single-deck blackjack the player has the edge? So I could go to one of the online casinos and play it using optimal strategy AND win over the long run?
What am I missing? However if you are going to play anyway you may as well get the best odds possible. Thank your for your informative column. I have been using the "Fun" mode to practice the basic blackjack strategy online Golden Palace and Grand Online Casino. I generally do well on the fun mode, but when I go to " Real Money " mode I start losing quickly using the same strategy.
Do the online casinos change the software randomness for "Fun" mode letting us win, only to entice us to deposit real money. I know the Elka casinos used to do this for which I blacklisted them , but fortunately they seem to have vanished. If anyone can show me hard evidence that a casino is intentionally allowing players to win in fun mode I would be happy to investigate it. Hard evidence means, at a bare minimum, a record of hands won and lost in each mode, for several dozen hands. Simply telling me that you lost "a lot more" when in real mode is useless.
Dear Wizard, I have read your comments about online blackjack and the fact that the decks are shuffled after each hand. Is there a casino online that has less shuffling or if not, am I forced to play live dealer blackjack which has more decks stacked and at least I can be aware of when shuffling does occur. Perhaps you misunderstood the point I was trying to make in my blackjack appendix The bottom line is that unless you are a card counter shuffling after every hand, as opposed to using a cut card, is a good thing.
The house edge is reduced 0. Hi wiz, as always, thanks for the great site and love your columns and especially the relationships questions. I have a question about my online blackjack play. I have been playing for quite a while and keep a record or my results. For such a reasonable sized sample, that seems to be a fairly large discrepancy. Are there any reasons to be suspicious based on these results? Thanks and all the best. Thanks for the kind words.
According to my blackjack appendix 4 the standard deviation per hand, playing two hands at a time, is 1. So the standard deviation of , such hands would be , 0. The probability of doing this badly or worse can be found in Excel as normsdist I lost a lot of money playing Cryptologic Blackjack today.
Within 35 hands, the dealer showed a 6 seven times and won each time. This was verified through the logs. At Cryptologic they use 8 decks and the dealer stands on a soft According to my blackjack appendix 2 , the probability of the dealer busting with a 6 up is 0. So the probability of not busing is 1 - 0. The probability of not busing 7 times out of 7 is 0. When I have no 2s in my hand but an inside straight possibility you say to hold the inside straight chance. So I was wondering, should play be modified a bit when playing hands at once?
Or is it actually something with the pay table that causes that one play not to be quite right?