Sunday, September 06, 2020

[fvvnstwr] Blackjack as a race

Blackjack with card counting requires skill, which suggests turning it into a contest between players, a sport, instead of player versus house.  The dealer is mechanical.

Who can win the most "money" in a given amount of time?  Do the mental calculations quickly and accurately.  Being more precise gives you an edge over someone less precise in the long run, but don't take too long calculating because (assuming positive expected return), playing faster, playing more hands is better.

If players can be isolated, they can all play against the same sequence of cards, one-on-one against a mechanical dealer.

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