Single Deck 6/5 Blackjack Truth
There is a new trend that changes the dynamic between casino and blackjack player. It's purpose is to push the odds even further into the house's territory and away from you - nothing more.
A 3-2 return was the norm in blackjack table and it was a norm that players and casinos welcomed, a sort of gentleman's agreement. On blackjack, you would instantly win fifty percent of the bet, removing most of the risk commonly associated with any gambling endeavor. It's a sign of how far the times have changed since blackjack leapt across the pond and into American casinos. The 3-2 payout was originally designed to bring people into a game that would otherwise be unappealing to the savvy card shark - and now it's being removed. The allure was no longer necessary, according to casinos. They saw that people didn't have the same savvy as before and thus, the 6/5 payout was created.
Long story short, this ensure that when the player does win in a game already tilted in favor of the house that the player wins much less. It may not seem like much, but remember - one percent in your favor already means you'll win more than you'll lose. It may not seem like a lot in one hand, but no blackjack player only plays one hand of blackjack at any casino table - they play anywhere between ten to fifty hands, depending on the night. The averages can add up.
Single deck 6/5 blackjack preys on the idea that people aren't as aware of the casino games as they used to be back in the day. While have less cards in a deck does make the game easier, they don't realize just how much the 6/5 change from 3/2 is. This is essentially truism for any card counter, as muilti-deck tables were created for the sole purpose of knocking off the number. Single deck 6/5 blackjack essentially kicks all real game from it and makes it akin to roulette, only with cards.
This is something you and your friends should watch out for. If you happen to pass by a single deck 6/5 blackjack table, just keep walking and keep your money in your wallet rather than on the table. Whatever advantages your blackjack playing skills give you are easily nullified by the new numbers the casinos have given you. Don't be ashamed if you don't know about this - few people do. Now that you know, spread the word when you can and help bring real blackjack back to the casino tables.