Originally Posted by lucyinthesky
Does anyone know if the 'racinos' in Indiana are playing real blackjack on their electronic tables or if the state regulates these machines like a slot machine. ie, On the royal match game if it states that is a shuffle after every hand, is each player and dealer using their own shoe? If so another player cannot effect the outcome of other hands. And will BS keep the house edge to that of a real blackjack game or is it a slot payout?
well, i believe those machines can be configured, lots and lots of different ways.
it's been reported that in Pennsylvania they are configured such that each player gets dealt from their own shoe sort of thing. the story on that goes that it's a matter of law in Pa.
so what about Indiana? i dunno, but normal table blackjack games are legal in Indiana, so why wouldn't the machine be configured to play like a normal table game? what ever if it is set up like normal blackjack, it's either a csm or deals 2/3 of the pack but you don't know when the shuffle comes, sort of thing. so if that's the case (big if) then yes the house edge should work out according to basic strategy play.
well if it is set up as a normal game i believe the HE = -0.627 with perfect basic strategy play.
edit: errhh for h17daslsr only split to one hand, nrsa
here is a link for more on these machines: