On Doubling Down
Do you think you are ready to play blackjack for blood?
Let's say you have acquired a winning blackjack strategy,
such as the Automatic Blackjack Strategy that I use when I play.
most winning strategies, the size of your bet will increase
under certain playing conditions.
Let's say your base bet has gone from $5 to $25 because
of a winning streak. What
will you do if a doubling opportunity comes up?
blackjack players sometimes press their bets to a level where
they're scared to double down on promising hands. So they
"double for less," hit, or stand on a soft 18, just
when the casino is most vulnerable. They exceed their base bet
before the deal, but are psychologically or financially
unprepared to pounce when the cards tell them the moment has
of course, is always a factor. Standing on soft 18 versus six
may win $25 when the dealer flips an ace and stops at 17, while
doubling would lose $50 because the next card is an eight and
would form 16. Or, maybe doubling nine against a four yields a
weak 11, when drawing twice would have gone to 21.
competent gamblers don't just assume they can do anything
because luck can still determine how any hand turns out. The
critical issues for those seeking to maximize profit don't
involve how individual hands are resolved. Rather, they
are based on:
much "expectation" is sacrificed with a non-optimal
much the chance -- as opposed to the amount -- of a win
increases by not doubling. The answers depend on the cards in
question and the actions taken.
Automatic Blackjack Strategy only calls for doubling when it
raises expected return. So failing to double when ordained
sacrifices theoretical profit, ultimately increasing the house
advantage in the game.
statistical cost of avoiding doubles is least with soft hands
against "stiff" dealer up cards. For instance,
standing on soft 18 against a dealer's three only cuts your
expectation by under $0.03 per dollar of initial wager.
soft 17 against three forgoes a like amount. The bite worsens
for higher stiffs because the dealer is likelier to break and
the player more apt to win with a double. Against a six, for
example, standing on soft 18 is worth $0.10 per dollar less than
doubling and hitting soft 17 has an expectation nearly $0.13
for not doubling are greatest with starting totals of 11,
decreasing somewhat for hands of 10 and nine. Hitting 11 against
six-up has an expected profit almost $0.34 per dollar of initial
bet. Doubling offers theoretical earnings of $0.68. So hitting
is like giving the casino $0.68-$0.34 = $0.34 per dollar. The
effect is a bit less for lower dealer up cards. For instance,
against a four, hitting 11 "costs" players $0.29 per
dollar relative to doubling.
higher up cards, the forfeit declines faster but is still of
concern. As an illustration, hitting 11 versus a nine is worth
$0.07 less than doubling.
the alternative to doubling is to hit, and only one card will be
drawn regardless of its value, the chances of winning are equal
either way. This happens with player totals of 10, eleven, or
soft 17 against a dealer's four through six. Regardless of what
card is drawn, the total
then calls for the player to stand.
all other cases, chances of winning a round are decreased by
doubling. To see why, say you have a 10 versus a nine. You
double and are dealt anything from two through six. You'd take
another hit if you could. Or consider starting with soft 18
against six. Of the 13 possible cards you could receive by
doubling, four leave you at 18, three raise you to 19 through
21, and six drop you to 12 through 17. You're twice as likely to
fall as rise. Doubling is preferred in these situations because
of the extra money bet when eight out of 13 results will be
favorable. But the sacrifice incurred by taking the next best
alternative has been moderated by the improved chance of winning
the initial bet.
for less -- making an second bet lower than your initial wager
but being limited to drawing a single card --is the worst of
both worlds. You're not getting the full benefit of the
favorable situation. And, except on hands where you'd only draw
one card anyway, you won't win as often as the next best option.
a Betting Progression, especially a dynamic one like the one
used in the Automatic Blackjack Strategy can add to gambling
excitement and alter the characteristics of a session. They
can't reduce house advantage on how individual hands are played.
That's left to using the correct playing strategy. And in
blackjack, proper play means doubling and splitting when
dictated by basic strategy. Elevated bets make little sense if
players balk at the opportunities they present.
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