1 does not show insurance. Basic strategy says never
take insurance. Even if you have a natural, you are
better off not insuring it: You are better off winning
3:2 most of the time than winning even money for sure.
have a natural yourself, insurance gives you a sure
winner (and thus is sometimes called "even money")
but you still should not buy it; you are ahead in
the long run taking a chance on a push or winning
150% of your bet. You should take chances when the
odds favor you. Maybe 150 % and maybe 0 % is better
than a certain 100 % when the 150 % occurs more than
two-thirds of the time. If you remove your 10-ace
and the dealer's ace from one deck, 49 cards are left,
each of which is equally likely to be the hole card.
Fifteen of the 49 cards will give the dealer a natural,
and the other 34 will give the dealer a lesser hand.
Not insuring your natural results in your winning
150% of your bet 34 times and pushing 15 times, out
of 49 total. This averages out to winning 104% of
your bet by not insuring. Would you rather win 104%
of your bet on average or 100% for certain? The professional
Online Blackjack Games player would go for the 104%
because it makes more money in the long run. Multiple-deck
calculations are similar and yield the same advice:
Do not buy insurance.
is if you are using a coupon. If an insurance bet
protects the coupon as well as the bet, as generally
is the case, then always insure a coupon.
as you have already learned, is one long session and
by advocating a strategy that requires stopping and
leaving when winning or losing regardless of the circumstances,
a speaker proves that he hasn't the slightest idea
what he's talking about. The game doesn't go away
when you get up from the table; it's still there when
you get back and has no idea that you took a break.