The 5 Most Profitable Starting Hand Types in Blackjack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 5 Most Profitable Starting Hand Types in Blackjack
By Nichola Colon

In the game of blackjack, a popular question among novice and intermediate advantage players, card counters, trackers, sequencers and hole carders, is: what is the mathematical theoretical value for various types of starting hands, and more to the point what are the most valuable starting hands for the player (the players first two cards) and by how much

When I say "types of hands" I mean Hard Totals, Soft Totals, double downs and splits that we can use in our basic blackjack strategy.

The most valuable starting hands in blackjack in order of ascending value to the player is:

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Meet Cheung Yin Sun - Phil Ivey's Edge Sorting Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Cheung Yin Sun - Phil Ivey's Edge Sorting Partner
By Michael Kaplan

Poker icon Phil Ivey ranks among the world’s most famous gamblers. He is known for winning millions of dollars at Texas hold’em, Omaha, 7 card stud, and any other poker variation you can think of. So when he appeared on the US TV newsmagazine show 60 Minutes and talked about “exploiting weaknesses of the house and giving myself the best advantage to win” at min-baccarat, it was easy to believe. Ivey, after all, is unaccustomed to losing.

And he didn’t. In less than a year, Phil Ivey won in excess of $20-million playing mini-baccarat. That’s fairly well known. Less known is that he did not win the money alone. Ivey had a lot of help in landing his windfall. It came about via a Chinese collaborator by the name of Cheung Yin “Kelly” Sun.

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Blackjack School: When to Split 10s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackjack School: When to Split 10s
By Henry Tamburin

When it comes to splitting 10s in the game of blackjack, the bottom line should be:

  • Average players should never split and should always stand on 20.
  • Card counters will sometimes split in ten-rich decks.
  • Smart tournament players will sometimes split when they need to bet more chips, especially if it’s the last hand.

There are two types of blackjack players who split a pair of 10s. The first is the casual player who has no idea what the right playing strategies are for blackjack. The other is the pro who knows the game inside and out. How can splitting tens be bad for the casual player and good for the pro?

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The Logic Behind Craps Hedge Bets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Logic Behind Craps Hedge Bets
By John Grochowski

There are elements of craps that will fire up any player’s imagination in a casino.

  • You can bet on any possible combination.
  • Some bets take more than one roll to settle. You can make more than one bet at a time.

The possibilities inspire players to wonder, “Are there bets I can use to cover up the weaknesses in others?” That’s what hedge bets were intended to do. They don’t really reduce the house edge, but you can see the logic. If pass line bets lose on the comeout when 2, 3 or 12 are rolled, why not also make a small wager on any craps?

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Your Blackjack Advantage by the Number of Decks & Rules

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Blackjack Advantage by the Number of Decks & Rules
By Nicholas Colon

Understanding the number of decks used and the rules being applied are a vital part of advantage player’s strategy when attacking blackjack games for profit.

  • In the late 1950s when Las Vegas and by extension casino gambling first started making an impact the only variation of blackjack that existed was the single deck game with good rules.
  • This means dealer standing on soft 17s, doubling after splitting and 3:2 payouts on all naturals.
  • The game was only a small fraction of a percentage point in favor of the house while just playing basic strategy developed by Ed Thorp in his book Beat the Dealer. After the Thorps analysis changes started being implemented to increase the houses advantage over the player.

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Comparing the Roulette 666 Strategy to Other Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparing the Roulette 666 Strategy to Other Systems
By Nicholas Colon

  • A trending approach on the internet for roulette is the 666 strategy.
  • In the past I wrote how the roulette 666 strategy can be a good, but also explained why the system doesn't work sometimes,
  • In this piece I will briefly explain the 666 strategy, as well as the 2 other popular strategies; the Martingale and the D’Alembert.
  • We will then compare the 666 strategy to those others popular roulette strategies.

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New Video Poker Games in 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Video Poker Games in 2017
By John Grochowski

Video poker games have a loyal bunch of players. The games they love best and play most have been around 20 years, 30 years or more. Once Jacks or Better gave the game its big popularity boost at the beginning of the 1980s, it was quickly followed by Deuces Wild and Bonus Poker, with Double Bonus Poker and Double Double Bonus Poker not far behind.

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5 Steps to Beat Roulette with Physics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Steps to Beat Roulette with Physics
By Nicholas Colon

In casino gaming there are a variety of mathematical based systems that are touted as a sure fire way to beat the casino. This is especially true for the game of roulette. While some systems can be applied under a very specific set of circumstances, most can’t be applied over an extended period of time. When they are, the roulette system fails and the player usually lose the game.
     
There is however one method of attacking roulette that can be applied over an extended period of time, when done correctly, gives the player a positive outcome. That system is the Kesselgucken roulette system.

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The Virtual Reality Era is One Step Away from the Casino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Virtual Reality Era is One Step Away from the Casino
By Louis Wheeler

A recent survey found that 92% of people are now aware of virtual reality (VR), with almost a quarter having tried the technology at least once. VR has entered the mainstream in recent months, thanks to the likes of Oculus Rift and Google Daydream View hitting the shelves for the very first time.

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Casino Card Games: Which One Has the Best Odds?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casino Card Games: Which One Has the Best Odds?
By John Grochowski

Which turn of the cards gives you the best odds to win? Let’s take a look at half a dozen games from two standpoints: the house edge and how much opportunity the games give players to improve their chances of beating the house.

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