Suited Blackjack pays 2 to 1 at Resorts Tunica

Discussion in 'Sidewalk Cafe' started by phantom, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. phantom

    phantom New Member

    I was just in Tunica and noticed that from 11 AM until 6 PM on Sundays all suited blackjacks pay 2 to 1.

    I was wondering if anybody knew how much of an advantage that would add for the player.
  2. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    Assuming 6 decks...

    (96/312) * (6/311) * 2 = 0.01187 chance of suited blackjack
    You get an extra half bet, so the effect is 0.005936 or 0.59%
  3. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    Oops,
    I always forget to remove the effect of pushing against a dealer blackjack.
    After you have a blackjack, the chance that the dealer also has blackjack is:

    (95/310) * (23/311) * 2 = 0.045327

    Use that to revise the number from above:
    0.005936 * (1 - 0.045327) = 0.005667

    Total benefit of 2:1 suited blackjacks is 0.5667%
  4. hopinglarry

    hopinglarry Active Member

  5. phantom

    phantom New Member

    Thanks for the help. I play the 2 deck game which is house hits soft 17 and you can double after split. I don't think they resplit aces at Resorts but that's only a .08 disadvantage according to that chart.

    Am I right in thinking that would give the player the advantage just using basic strategy?

    The promotion just says suited blackjack pays 2 to 1. I don't know if they would pay you if the dealer had a blackjack.

    http://www.resortstunica.com/promotions/resorts-tunica-casino-promotions
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012
  6. hopinglarry

    hopinglarry Active Member

    I am sure you have heard the phrase "The Devil is in the Details". Any time I see a promo that has little print "Visit the service center for complete promotional rules" there may be a kicker in it.

    It is possible that since they have the AJ of spades shown that it only applies to spades which would reduce the promo to about .14. Without complete rules it can not be determined. I have never played a promo where you get paid 2-1 if both you and dealer have BJ.

    If the promo applies to all suits then I would say you have a slight advantage.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
  7. gronbog

    gronbog Top Member

    The promo says "suited blackjack pays double" which could also possibly (but not likely) be interpreted as paying 6/2 instead of 3/2, or 12/5 instead 6/5.
  8. Moses

    Moses Member

    I checked out this promotion. There is nothing hidden. They pay double for suited blackjacks regardless of bet size. The posted table limits apply. The only way you can win the promo bet when the dealer has an "ace up" blackjack is to take insurance. You should never take even money. You cannot be paid double on a dealer's "ten up" blackjack. The promotion applies to both six-deck shoe games and the doublle deck games.

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