has never been a problem in Atlantic City casinos.
These numbers are nearly proportional to those which
describe the fluctuations in ordinary Online Blackjack
Games, so a system which was good for diagnosing advantage
in Las Vegas would also have been good for this purpose
in Atlantic City.
Unfortunately for the less flamboyant players who
didn't get barred, a suit requiring casinos to allow
card counters to play Online Blackjack Games was ruled
upon favorably by a New Jersey court. This had as
its predictable result the elimination of the surrender
option and consequently what had been a favorable
games for the player became an unfavorable one. Under
the new set of rules, in effect as of June 1981, the
basic strategist's expectation is -.46%. (For the
correct six deck basic strategy see the end of page
The following chart of how much can be gained on each
extra unit bet on favorable decks may be of some use
to our East Coast brethren for whom "it's the
only games in town."
Gain for each unit bet in Cards remaining favorable
Even with three fourths of the shoe dealt a three
to one bet spread is necessary just to break even.