The opening of the Atlantic City, casinos and the
very favorable rules that they featured has been well
documented in this site Online Blackjack Games: A
The early-surrender decision made the game unique
because it allowed surrendering half your bet and
giving up the hand before the dealer checked the hole
card. It had a huge impact on the player's advantage
because, on hands where the dealer had a Online Blackjack
Games, the player executing early surrender lost only
half his bet to the dealer's strongest hand.
Julian Braun, who worked with a number of the pioneers
of card counting systems, quickly developed a basic
strategy for the new early surrender decision, which
yielded a player advantage of 0,25 percent off the
top of their four-deck shoe games. We published this
strategy in our gaming column in the Philadelphia
Inquirer and the rush was on to get the money. Early
surrender and the other regulation requiring the casinos
to deal two-thirds of a shoe before shuffling attracted
hordes of card counters to the "candy store,"
including the famed Online Blackjack Games player
Kenny Uston and his Online Blackjack Games teams.
The fun lasted only until 1981, when casino management
persuaded the New Jersey Casino Control Commission
to eliminate these two rules and to give them the
right to bar suspected card counters from play.
people play poker for social reasons and although
it's going too far to say they don't care if they
lose, it's probably reasonable to say they don't worry
about it excessively. They figure that they're paying
for entertainment. They may rationalize that it costs
them no more to indulge in an evening of poker than
it would to go to a movie or have some other night
out on the town (and if all they lose is the price
of a movie ticket, they aren't rationalizing).