BlackJack 6 Deck Shuffle
Which do you prefer and why?
The house edge is lower in double deck, but it's harder to have the epic "run" that you'll find once in a blue moon on a six-deck shoe.
You also give up some rules that are player-friendly like late surrender and the re-splitting aces.
That's a deal breaker for me because it eliminates some VERY profitable hands.
Which do you prefer and why?
That game is now gone and I miss it.
I also enjoy playing at for the "pitch" novelty where you hold the cards.
Pitch games are becoming harder to find these days.
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Aces and faces y'all.
Epic runs work both ways.
I'll be playing more double deck on my upcoming trip next month than I usually do since I plan to get in some play at TI.
I think the quirky hands where you re-split twice and double down a few times and have 5x your original bet out are fun and keep the game engaging.
I hate losing that with DD.
I'm not a card counter so that part doesn't come into play.
David there's a frequent poster on another forum that we both follow who claims that the double-deck game is only superior to six-deck if you're "counting.
The reason the house edge is lower in double-deck is because you will be dealt more blackjacks.
This didn't make sense to me years ago when I learned of that because in my mind, the frequency of blackjacks would stay the same due to the percentage of 10 cards and aces being the same regardless.
However, it doesn't work that way.
The fewer the decks, the more likely to have a "natural " blackjack.
The negative to double-deck is that as soon as it becomes apparent that the deck is rich in free msn blackjack cards, it's shuffle time!
I guess you could argue that the high frequency of shuffles gives you more opportunity to see positive counts, but you have to seize the opportunity quickly.
I also like double deck because most don't allow fleas to enter mid-shoe.
I hope I didn't sound condescending to those players, but they drive me crazy.
Doubledecks definitely benefit the card counter though, because they will know the possibility of when those blackjacks will hit.
Darren, I know the HE is a bit lower on DD generally but it's not as fun.
The lower HE difference is pretty tiny.
It just does placebets.
I understand that they have every right to do so if the table rules allow it and has no direct bearing on how the cards will be distributed and I would never be rude to them.
If you're counting and the shoe or deck is rich with ten cards, it WILL impact your profitability because more cards being dealt triggers a quicker shuffle.
I will only ask to join a table mid-shoe if things don't appear to be going well.
Just as I would never join double deck blackjack shuffle craps table when things were double deck blackjack shuffle />I don't want superstitious craps players blaming me for holding up the game to double deck blackjack shuffle if the shooter loses his or click "mojo.
I think that double-deck is easier for counters - but as darren points out you don't have as much of an opportunity to take advantage of a positive count before the reshuffle.
I can see where really good counters not me would prefer six-deck for that reason.
I prefer six-deck for other reason as I don't really count in any event.
I think it moves faster which I like - and generally easier to find tables.
I don't mind at all if someone joins because it is just as likely to help you as hurt you.
And I always join a craps table if it is hot.
I don't know of any tradition in craps that says when to join or not join a game.
I'm just not at all superstitious and I really don't let that bother me.
Placebets, Darren is right about 1 point as far as it affecting the game: if a player joins a rich deck that someone's counting, it can absolutely affect the counter's profitability.
The deck will shuffle sooner or the count will move more quickly to neutral if a new player joins.
I have been doing both for a bit and I think I tend to gravitate to the 6 deck shoe.
One reason is I really do love the "epic runs" darren speaks of.
If you have been playing a while you can often times find ways to struggle through a poor shoe with little damage and then increase your bets when the runs come.
Second reason is there is too much downtime in double deck.
And when I have played at TI in the past I noticed the double deck game used to double deck blackjack shuffle a lot of attention from the pit boss while the six deck shoe game was barely watched.
As for mid-entry, I do not mind so much if the newcomer asks to come in.
I will almost always say yes.
But the guy who watches me play for five minutes and jumps in front of me the second I get a streak going tends to draw my ire.
But in reality, it's more of a courtesy thing than a numbers thing.
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