BLACKJACK ENCYCLOPEDIA2) 6:5 is an abbreviation for a blackjack game in which naturals are paid only 6 to 5. DO NOT PLAY in these games! For more information check The Numbers of 21 section.
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(BJ) 1) A common reference to the game of twenty-one – a card game played between a dealer and one to seven players. Also called vingt-et-un, pontoon, and van-john. 2) When the player’s first two cards are an ace and any ten valued card. Also called natural and snapper.
In casino twenty-one a blackjack is an automatic winner unless tied by a dealer blackjack. Typical casino rules pay player blackjack wins at 3 to 2. (e.g., a $5 bet will win $7.50.) If a blackjack always wins but is paid at even money the basic strategy player is at a loss of about 2.1%. If paid at 2 to 1 the player has an advantage of about +2.3%. The origins of this game are somewhat uncertain but it is known to have been played in this country early in the eighteenth century. It is also said to have been the favorite game of Napoleon. Only in relatively recent years has it been called blackjack. See Rules of the Game. See 6:5. See Blackjack History.
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Card counting is an advantage play technique. It is a method of keeping track of the cards by assigning a value to certain cards in the deck. The theory behind card-counting is based on the fact that when a deck or shoe is deficient in small cards the player is at a greater than normal advantage and when the deck or shoe is deficient in high cards the player is at a less than normal advantage. Is there such a thing as “the best card counting system“?
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|2.||↑||6:5 is an abbreviation for a blackjack game in which naturals are paid only 6 to 5. DO NOT PLAY in these games! For more information check The Numbers of 21 section.|
|3.||↑||In other words, we are not in business to compete with other blackjack sites. Yes, we do have a few affiliate banners and an occasional text link ad. They pay for the rent and keep this site free.|