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Old January 14th, 2007, 08:08 PM
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Default Analysis of the Buster Blackjack side bet?

I noticed one of the local Indian shops was doing a "Buster Blackjack" side bet. Optional side bet, if the dealer busts, you get paid. If it takes the dealer a lot of hands to bust, you get paid more. Max side bet is equal to main BJ bet.

When googling for it, I turned up this page in South Dakota: (Archive copy)

I don't remember, but I think the pays table I saw was the H3 paytable.

a) Idea on house edge?
b) Idea of it's exploitable? I was thinking maybe it would be better in a negative count situation?
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Old January 15th, 2007, 07:04 AM
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At a seriously negative count, neither the player or the dealer will bust a lot. Remember, it's difficult to bust on low cards only (or on high cards only).

If this sidebet is beatable, it won't be at extreme low counts or at extremely high counts.
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Old January 15th, 2007, 11:34 PM
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It is not trivial to work out. But what is almost certain is that a high/low count would not beat this. Its possible that a moderatly high count might if the house edge is low enough but I doupt it. Certainly could not acheieve better advantage then simply betting the money on your blackjack hand.
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