My bj game here with 0.168% house edge. I use REKO system and count 16 cards, So far, the results is acceptable.

]]>FYI, As maths aspects, I tested Stephen How’s idea for around 2 years. I concluded his method working in long run, I played for 12,000++ hours in 24 months ( 70 HPH, around 840,000 games, average weekly hours = 4.4 hours a week) by using his methods, I made player’s edge for (E.V. = +0.8%) so far….

Rules

- blackjack, pays 3 to 2 (1.5)

- early surrender allowed (14 vs 10, 15 vs 10, 16 vs 10, 16 vs 9)

- double-down (9 vs 3,4,5,6,10 vs 2-9,11 vs 2-10)

- double-down for any soft-hand, 7,8 vs 3,4,5,6; 5,6 vs, 4,5,6; 3,4 vs 5,6

- Split on A once; one card allowed

- split twice, up to 3 hands

- double-down allowed after splitting

- Original bet only on split or double-down, if encounter on banker’s blackjack.

- No insurance bet and No even money forever

- CSM usage.(Zero mucks)

- prepare 100-200 units on Wager Capital, place minimum wager (1 unit) when TC is +5 or less than +5

House edge of blackjack is 0.38%-0.48%

Note: Due to 6 decks in CSM,

i.e.

if RC (on 16 cards) = +2, TC = 2/5.75 = +0.35.

if RC (on 16 cards) = +6, TC = 6/5.75 = +1.04

* 5.75 = 23/4, easy to approximate

1 * 4/23 = +0.17

2 * 4/23 = +0.35

3 * 4/23 = +0.52

4 * 4/23 = +0.70

5 * 4/23 = +0.87 (I start wagering bigger bet here)

6 * 4/23 = +1.04

7 * 4/23 = +1.22

8 * 4/23 = +1.39

9 * 4/23= +1.57

10*4/23= +1.74

** Use 0.17 multiplied with n number of RC

use

To me, TC of +1 is equivalent to +0.5% house edge

** After reading this forum since 2012, get inspiration from Stephen’s idea, I started buying all BJ books (Theory of blackjack and Extra Stuff by Peter Griffin, Professional blackjack by Stanford Wong, beat the dealer by Erward Thorp and Gambling 102 by Michael Shackleford, wizardofodds.com founder) from amazon, read all probability and gambling books, purchase numerous simulator software (Qfit.com and Proficient blackjack) and test the idea.

Don’t be greedy, nobody able to win the casinos all the time, sometimes u may lose in 19 games consecutively…this game must be played in long run (N = 500-1000 hands) and set a max lost limit of a day (says, not more than 50 units a trip)!! Bear in mind, $1000 only made $8 in long run. You need to win 6.25 trips if you lost 50 units, and lastly this calcsheet is for fun purpose…can’t make as business (casino will bar u from playing, don’t waste time), cheers!!

]]>Few questions:

*How does house advantage change per muck size. Eg this analysis was n=16. What does n vs EV look like for a given count ( which begs a 3D graph n vs EV vs count)? I’d expect dEV/dn >0.

*If muck is collected, can we add-on the previous muck count (if <=16 cards)? Tying back to question1.

*What is late surrender, and does dealer stand on A6 in the analysis above.

Assumed your 16 cards in the chute is correct.

Here are my questions :-

Say after 1st round, the total cards used for that round is 9 cards, left 7 cards in the chute. Is the chute fill up immediately with additional cards to make the total to become 16 cards again before delaer put back the used card(9 cards) to the machine ?

OR

after finish dealt all 16 cards then the chute only fill with a new block of 16 cards at once ?

James

]]>Quote= “first round I put 7×30$ and my hilo RC go to +8 , so for the 2nd round TC= +1 and I put 7×150$.

When the dealer deal on the 2nd round the 15 cards he then put back the discard in the machine, at this moment when do I have to reset my RC ? I have to keep a new RC of the 15 cards of the second round+ additional card taken from the players and use this count to bet for the third round ? etc …. etc”

You may email me at thebarkingstorkonstage11@gmail.com Would like be in touch with someone doing the same I do. Great site though.. thanks to Daniel!

Myself I just count the first round than pick up the muck count and reset it right there. If the RC = +5 or bigger I make big bet I manipulate the boxes sometimes(2.7x cards dealt per player and use 6 boxes inclusive the dealer = 16.2 cards on average). If 7 boxes are played I use the entre muck count 16 cards+ and use that as the new count. I am resetting every round with a full table. If the 2nd round is an advantage bet than I will play that round and use the count from that round only. You could use 2 boxes to than play 2 rounds and if the count hit plus 5 or bigger play 5 boxes making it exactly 16.2 cards on average. Hope to hear from you.

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