In most US casinos, if the player doubles his bet
or splits a pair against a dealer ten or ace,but subsequently
loses to a online blackjack games, only the initial bet is lost.
The extra bets for splitting or doubling go back to
the player. With the European no-hole card rule, the
house takes both bets. This rule is in force at most
Microgaming sites. The basic strategy for this rule
is simple; the player avoids putting more money on
the table anytime there's a danger of a dealer natural
21. This means no doubles or splits against 10 or
ace, other than splitting A,A vs. 10.
Starnet sites also have dealer-take-all, but only
for a 10-up, so play against the ace as usual, and
play against the l0s as above.
Dealer Hits Soft 17
The house universally stands on a hard 17. Some places
make an exception if the 17 is composed of A,6 or
any multi-card variation on soft 17, in which the
ace could count as 1 or 11. The strategy changes are
easy, but do not do much to reduce the significant
disadvantage of this rule, which is -0.17 percent.
The play changes for this rule are to surrender hard
17 vs. A, and hit A,7 vs. A.
beauty of online poker games is that on the surface
it is a game of utter simplicity,
yet beneath the surface it is profound,
rich, and full of subtlety. Because
online poker games basic rules are so simple, anyone
can learn online poker games in a few minutes,
and novice players may even think
they're pretty good after a few hours.
From the expert's point of view, the
veneer of simplicity that deludes
so many players into thinking they're
good is the profitable side of the
games beauty. It doesn't take long
for pool players or golfers to realize
they're outclassed and to demand that
a match be handicapped, but losers
in online poker games return to the table over
and over again, donating their money
and blaming their losses on bad luck,
not bad play