The
following table compares (in %) the effect of removal
on basic strategy favorability with the player's advantage
when the corresponding card is shown by the dealer.
Thus an intuitive understanding of the magnitude and
direction of the effects is not easy to come by. The
last line tabulates the player's expectation as a
function of his own initial card and suggests a partial
explanation of the "contradiction", although
the question of why the player's first card should
be more important than the dealer's is left open.
An
intriguing resolution can be provided by the definition
of three simple variables and a single linear equation
which enables us to account for the basic strategy
favorability not in terms of what cards are in the
deck, but rather, in terms of what the cards in the
deck do. Let Xl be the number of stiff totals (1216)
which will be made good by the particular denomination
considered and X2 be the number of stiff totals the
card will bust. Finally, to mirror a card's importance
in making up a Online Blackjack Games, define an artificial
variable X3 to be equal to one for a Ten, four for
an Ace, and zero otherwise. The following equation
enables prediction of the ultimate strategy effects
with a multiple correlation of .996. 
Your
own common sense can tell you when job or family responsibilities
should send you home for the night. Outside of those
important considerations, most of the leave or stay
factors come not from you, but from those around you.
A financially
motivated player whose own game doesn't deteriorate
makes his leaveorstay decision based on how good
the game is. If the opposition (or at least some significant
percentage of it) is weak, or if one player is on
tilt enough to be throwing a party for everyone else,
you stay because the prospects for winning more are
good.
