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BLACKJACK SHARKS: Aabida Mayet, Omar Bacerra, Eser Kaptan March 15, 2010
Playing with mathematical probabilities Betting with a progression system Managing your money Luck.
Reinforcement learning is learning from interaction with an environment, from the consequences of action, rather than from explicit teaching. Reinforcement Learning allows the machine or software agent to learn its behavior based on feedback from the environment.
Possible blackjack hands: First card is an A, second card is a 10, J, Q, or K ▪ 4/52 for Ace, 16/52 for second part ▪ = (4*16)/(52*52) = 0.0236 (or about 1 in 42) First card is a 10, J, Q, or K; second card is an A ▪ 16/52 for first part, 4/52 for Ace ▪ = (16*4)/(52*52) = 0.0236 (or about 1 in 42)
You will be dealt more blackjack hands The dealer is less likely to also have a blackjack hand and tie you You are more likely to draw a good card when you double down on 10 or 11. All single deck games are dealt face down.
Ace: playing card: a playing card that has a single mark on it. Blackjack : an automatic winning hand containing both an Ace and a 10 value card. Deck: pack of cards : a pack of playing cards Ace five count: A simple card counting strategy that only counts aces and fives. Cold deck: Refers to a deck with a bad ratio of cards for the player. Push : Refers to the player and the dealer having the same total. Usually the player's bet is returned when there is a push. Resplit : Splitting a second pair after receiving another pair after the initial deal. (Resplitting is often not allowed.)
The goal of blackjack is to beat the dealer's hand without going over 21. Face cards are worth 10. Aces are worth 1 or 11, whichever makes a better hand. Each player starts with two cards, one of the dealer's cards is hidden until the end. To 'Hit' is to ask for another card. To 'Stand' is to hold your total and end your turn. If you go over 21 you bust, and the dealer wins regardless of the dealer's hand. If you are dealt 21 from the start (Ace & 10), you got a blackjack. Blackjack usually means you win 1.5 the amount of your bet. Depends on the casino. Dealer will hit until his/her cards total 17 or higher.
When the player receives additional cards, then his/her options are: stand, hit, double-down. Stand: To decline another card. Hit: To request another card. Double Down / Doubling Down: To double the size of one's initial bet before taking one more card. Once a player doubles down, the player may receive only one more card. (http://www.dictionaryofgambling.com/gambling_terms/blackjack/d/)http://www.dictionaryofgambling.com/gambling_terms/blackjack/d/
Hard Hands: Two starting cards that do not contain an ace. If you have eight or less, always hit. If you have Nine: Double if the dealer has 3 thru 6, otherwise hit. If you have Ten : Double if the dealer has 2 thru 9 - otherwise hit. If you have Eleven: Double if the dealer has 2 thru 10, Hit if dealer has Ace. If you have Twelve: Hit if the dealer has 2 or 3, Stand if the dealer has 4 thru 6, otherwise hit. If you have 13- 16: Stand if the dealer has2 thru 6, otherwise hit. If you have 17 - 21: Always Stand.
Soft Hands: When one of your starting hands contains an ace. If you have Ace 2 or Ace 3: Double if the dealer has 5 or 6, otherwise hit. If you have Ace 4 or Ace 5: Double if the dealer has 4 thru 6, otherwise hit. If you have Ace 6: Double if the dealer has 3 thru 6 - otherwise hit. If you have Ace 7: Stand if the dealer has 2, 7 or 8. Double 3 -thru 6, otherwise hit. If you have Ace 8 or Ace 9: Always Stand.
If you have a pair of Aces or Eights: Always split. If you have a pair of twos or threes: Split if the dealer has 2 - 7, otherwise hit. If you have a pair of fours: Split if the dealer has 5 or 6, otherwise hit. If you have a pair of fives: Double if the dealer has 2 thru 9, otherwise hit. If you have a pair of sixes: Split if the dealer has 2 thru 6, otherwise hit. If you have a pair of sevens: Split 2 thru 7 - otherwise hit. If you have a pair of nines: Split 2 thru 6, and 8 or 9. Stand if the dealer has 7, 10 or Ace.
To play blackjack, low casino advantage will be beneficial for the player. Card Counting is a great advantage for blackjack. In the cases of winning setting a goal also prevents you going broke. Chances to win are 50-50. To win play 3:2 instead playing 6:5 of single deck Blackjack because the 6:5 payout increases the house advantage. Player has opportunity to drawn more cards by not doubling down. Player most likely decreases losses by Doubling down with hands of 10 or 11 and only against dealer up cards of 3, 4, 5 or 6. Player prefers to double down when the dealer has a 4, 5, or 6 up card. Player will win more in the long run if he/she doubles down. The high dealer bust rate plus the cards you draw that improve your hand. If the player has a larger than normal bet out, pass the double down.