Why 6:5 Black Jack Sucks

by Nina on Dec.28, 2010, under Blackjack

[ English ]

6:5 blackjack is the same as any other game of pontoon, that’s to say that games of six to five twenty-one have the same rule variations as ordinary black jack, except that when you play 6 to 5 black jack the pay out for a normal chemin de fer is 6:5 instead of the usual three to 2.

To a few people today this might seem like a superior deal. The numbers six and 5 are larger than 3 and 2, so that suggests you have far more money should you win correct? Wrong! With six to five pay out odds you get £six for each and every £5 you bet. So when you bet £10 with the original 3 to 2 pay out you would win £fifteen, except using the six to five payout you only win £12. This policy will put a serious dent in the player’s bankroll over numerous hands of play. In normal blackjack a excellent player would anticipate to drop an average of £two point six per one hundred fingers assuming he wagers an typical £10 per hand. The reduced pay out on six to five black-jack indicates the very same gambler would anticipate to shed more than £fourteen more than the identical one hundred hands.

Properly 6:5 black-jack seriously reduces the odds of a player having a lucky run and succeeding a profit. In fact a player would have to be very lucky just to break even. A lot of pontoon enthusiasts have spoken out against 6 to 5 pontoon saying that pure blackjacks need to pay out at three to two otherwise the gambler doesn’t have a fair shot at winning.

They also warn that if 6:5 blackjack becomes regular in betting houses then individuals will eliminate interest in black jack and probably table games in betting houses altogether. They say that a 6:5 payout on black jack makes the casino game inherently unfair, and as customers start to realise that the gambling houses are ripping them off they’ll leave in droves.

There was not an immediate backlash against six to five blackjack because, it’s alleged, most casual players don’t realize just how much this change affects their odds of winning. When they realise that they are losing money 5 times faster than at common games of blackjack they are going to start to leave.

The other problem is that numerous gambling dens, especially casinos in Sin City, have been hyping 6 to 5 pontoon as if it were superior for the players. It has been seen advertised as a "whopping 6:5 payout" as if 6:5 was greater than three to two. Certainly the numbers are larger but that’s all that’s! It really is frequently found that gambling establishments will advertise the game as ’single deck blackjack’, which at 3 to two pay out rates is very good for the player (especially the card counters), except the 6 to 5 pay out is in tiny writing. As players wise up to these tactics it is said that their confidence in gambling establishments will drop and that could be incredibly damaging for the entire industry.

If it hasn’t been made clear already, steer well clear of any casino game of twenty-one offering only 6:5 pay-outs on all-natural blackjacks. You’ll lose money faster than if you’d cut holes in your pockets! And losing money rapidly in a casino game that you’ve not significantly chance at winning is no fun at all.

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