"Then how could you prefer one face-down card
over another? And why in the world should the card
you would have gotten be good for you, but bad for
the player who actually ends up getting it because
of the extra hand that was dealt? You get the same
static from other players when somebody at the table
decides to start playing two hands instead of one.
or one instead of two. In all these cases. the order
of the cards has been changed. But will it change
them for the better, or for the worse??
When I play Online Blackjack Games. even if I knew
exactly which cards were left in the shoe. I still
wouldn't know their order. So I would never know-
whether I preferred my own card, or the card of the
player next to me. When I double down. it's because
based on the overall odds, taking exactly one more
blind card from all those that remain is likely to
make me a winning hand. But I don't know whether the
very next card is any more likely to do it for me
than the one after it. In fact, I really wouldn't
care if the cocktail waitress leaned over and pulled
it out from the middle of the shoe! I left that superstition
at the kitchen table when I was a kid.
Most serious Online Blackjack Games players object
to the order of the cards being changed only when
things are going well. And if they're losing, then
they in fact want to change the cards around so as
to break the dealer's "hot streak". This
suggests that if you're winning, then the following
cards in the shoe are stacked in your favor, and shouldn't
be tampered with. But in reality, all it means is
that the previous cards in the shoe were stacked in
An enlightening study on just this kind of "streakiness"
was reported on in Stanford Wong's highly recommended
website. Professional Online Blackjack Games. In that
experiment, 20 million computer hands were run, recording
the win/lose results for the player immediately following
two consecutive wins, two consecutive losses, and
every other possible two hand combination of wins,
losses and ties. The results?
the player with the most money could win any pot by
betting more than any opponent had, you wouldn't have
much of a poker game. The player with the most money
would win every hand. He'd be foolish not to do so
and his opponents could never win, no matter what
their cards. That silliness is carried to its extreme
in the otherwise entertaining film "Big Hand
for the Little Lady."