If You Play Blackjack You Need To Know This

shutterstock_141637870The most beatable game in the casino is blackjack assuming the rules are good and it pays 3 to 2 for blackjack. Otherwise, it may not be. Nowadays, there are many variations of blackjack like Fun 21, Spanish 21 and others. On cruise ships you can see some pretty bad games.  These all may be fun, but they may pick your pocket too.

One often overlooked part of the game is the shuffling machines. These devices are used so dealers can retrieve the cards for each hand of the game. The standard non mechanical shoe still in use. But, now there are shuffling machines that shuffle entire decks at one time and continuous shuffling machines that shuffle all  the cards after each hand.

Today, we want to talk about the later one, the continuous shuffling machine. This one is gaining use and most blackjack players have already experienced them. So, the question remains, is it a good thing or not for the player?

The simple answer is yes, and no.  Yes, because it actually lowers the house edge a bit. No, because it speeds up the game meaning more games per hour. This translates into draining player’s pockets faster. We have to remember that the edge is always on the side of the house.

You can see the actual house edge when using the continuous shuffling machines here.


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