Blackjack Betting Systems and Strategies: The Mathematics Behind the Game

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dc.contributor.author Conrad, Kirk
dc.contributor.author Smith, Brandon
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-24T16:32:14Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-24T16:32:14Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Conrad, K., & Smith, B. (2003). Blackjack Betting Systems and Strategies: The Mathematics Behind the Game. Mathematics Exchange, 1(1), 14-15. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/202212
dc.description Article published in Mathematics Exchange, 1 (1), 2003. en_US
dc.description.abstract The game of Blackjack, also called Twenty-One, has changed significantly since Edward Thorp wrote his famous book Beat the Dealer in the 1960’s. Prior to the publication of this book, Blackjack players gave a huge advantage to the casino. Thorp’s book allowed even the casual gambler to employ a method which did not require advanced mathematical knowledge. This method, known as Basic Strategy, formalized a decision-making routine by which the house advantage was significantly reduced, if not turned to the player’s advantage [1]. Ever since Blackjack has been offered at casinos, players have attempted to employ strategies to gain an advantage, but Thorp’s system actually works because of its strong mathematical foundation. Thorp developed his method by running computer simulations and determining the optimal decision based on the current known information. en_US
dc.title Blackjack Betting Systems and Strategies: The Mathematics Behind the Game en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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