As I wrote in an earlier post, soft hands are valuable to the players because there is no possibility of going bust. A soft hand is a hand in which an ace is given a value of eleven. However, if you draw a card that would make that hand bust, the ace is then given a value of 1. The adaptable value of a soft hand makes them a good hand to have. Yesterday, I wrote what to do if you have a soft 13 or soft 14. Here is what to do if you have a soft 15 or 16. The strategy for these soft hands, like all soft hands, can be found on any blackjack basic strategy chart.
If you have a soft 15 or 16 and the dealer’s upcard is a 4, 5 or 6, then you should double down. If the dealer shows any other card, you should take a hit.
Like a soft 13 or 14, you would never stand on this hand because it’s a weak total that is easy for the dealer to beat and you can’t bust by taking another card. By taking away the possibility of busting, you are removing the risk of drawing another card, so there is no reason to not attempt to improve your hand. If when you take another card it causes you to make the ace a 1, then you now have a hard hand and should play that hand according to the proper basic strategy.
If the dealer shows a 4, 5 or 6, he probably has a stiff hand with a good chance of busting. That is because basic strategy recognizes that the dealer has a good chance of getting a 10 when taking a hit. If the dealer shows a 4, 5 or 6, he either has a total that will bust if he draws a 10 or will bring him to another stiff hand, which again would bust if he is dealt a 10. Therefore, since you have a good chance of winning anyway even if you don’t improve your hand, doubling your bet is a good move. If you’re going to win, you might as well win more.
Dealer Pleads Guilty in Cheating Case
You know that old saying “crime doesn’t pay?” Well, sometimes it does. If it didn’t, then trust me, there would be a lot less crime. One of the deterrents for criminal activity, though, is that if you’re caught, you could be the one who pays. Such is the case now for a dirty togel hongkong hari ini dealer in Connecticut.
Jesus Rodriguez probably thought he had a pretty good deal. The Mohegan Sun dealer simply had to go about his day as normal, dealing cards for blackjack and baccarat, and whenever a certain criminal organization played at his table, he was to help them win. In exchange, he gets a cut. The problem is that the casino caught on.
Though I won’t go into detail about how the dealer cheated (I certainly don’t want to give anyone ideas), Rodriguez’s method involved what they call “false shuffles,” where the deck is played out normally and then the dealer shuffles in such a way that his co-conspirators can predict the order of the cards to be dealt.
Rodriguez pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy, where he allegedly helped the criminal organization bilk the casino out of more than $100,000. The former dealer faces up to five years in prison and a fun of up to $250,000. If you’re bad at math, let me point out that his fine is more than double what he allegedly stole. Therefore, even if he got to keep 100% of the stolen money (which he didn’t), it still would not have been worth the risk. I guess Rodriguez is not good at conducting a cost-benefit analysis.