If you could somehow put it into operation, this portal would be even more awesome than it is now. Ken, What is the difference between early and late surrender? It runs on Microsoft Windows everything from Windows XP up to the latest version at the time of this writing, Windows According to your B. If so, you are doing very good.
Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed. Overview User Reviews Specs. This program efficiently and enjoyably helps you learn basic strategy in Blackjack.
And it can help you develop card-counting skills. It s a lot more fun and efficient than flash cards and memorizing tables. Rapidly practice basic strategy. Choose correctly and a new hand appears. Choose incorrectly and receive a message detailing your error, and the line from a basic strategy table corresponding to your hand.
At any time, see a sorted list of errors you ve made, know exactly where to concentrate your studies. Learn basic strategy via five separate lessons, concentrating on selected aspects of play. Practice playing just the trickiest hands, those containing an ace or a pair.
Play in timed mode, increasing the challenge. Practice keeping a running count. Includes information about basic strategy and how to learn it. Does not touch your registry. Sort Date Most helpful Positive rating Negative rating. Results 1—4 of 4 1. Pros Good graphics, simple UI can be mastered in seconds. Cons User is locked in to one and only one BJ basic strategy.
Summary Most serious BJ players that would take time to practice, either learn several strategies for various decks and house rules combinations or like me always play the same number of decks and house rules. Reply to this review Was this review helpful? Pros Teaches blackjack in a simple and straightforward manner.
Cons Doesn't let you finish hands or practice counting, just gives you initial hands and tells you whether you choose correctly or incorrectly. Summary Doesn't even build up hands, e. Playing 6D, H17, LS. I made sure the new site owners are aware of these comments. So with Ace,7 vs a dealer 5, you would double. With 3,4,Ace you would stand, because doubling is not allowed after you hit. Same situation on the I-pad version and the I-Mac desktop version, inability to hit the second hand after splitting..
Sometimes when I split aces I only receive one card on the first ace and no card on the second ace. Just wondering if anyone else is getting errors such as these. Now that the message boards are reopened, these kinds of questions will get faster and more accurate answers there. I too find the white border glaring and gives me a headache. Needs to be toned down or different color softer on the eyes.
Your trainer is the best out there that I have been using these past 30 years. It amazes me to see soo many players play by the seat of their pants having not a clue what they are doing. CVCX is a slightly less expensive option that handles many simulation questions.
While this improvement is small, every little bit helps. For a card counter, surrender is considerably more valuable for several reasons. The amount of benefit surrender provides for a counter depends on almost everything that can change in the game, penetration, bet spread, etc. If you need an answer, get some software to check your specific conditions. See Blackjack Surrender Explained. What are they doing to this site? What happened to the original strategy page, where you selected the number of decks and dealer hits or stands on soft 17 etc.?
The Strategy Engine is still where it has been for years: I recommend posting this question on the newly re-opened blackjack forums to see if anyone can run a simulation for you with these conditions and betting strategy.
In the short run, if you are lucky you will win. If you are unlucky you will lose. But you always have the best chance by playing correctly. Again, I am sure about my counting and the only thing would be a shallow penetration or software that does not use randomly a full deck of cards. Or where am I wrong?
You would only expect to reach the exact expected end count if you saw every card in the deck. The trainer mimics what you will see in a real casino, shuffling after the end of the hand where the 35th card is dealt in the single deck game. The deck s are normal, and randomly shuffled. Is that because of penetration or??? I really enjoy your practice platform.
I was wondering, can we play online and make money or should we avoid that and only play in casinos? Card counting is not much of an option online, although the possibility does exist in the live-dealer games that a few places offer.
The bonuses and promotions can also be profitable sometimes, but these days it is tough to get an actual positive play at online casinos. So it really depends on what you want from the game. All set now, and back to work. Will you post something in this section when the new version is out?
I want to wait and get the latest. In the mean time what book or video do you recommend on winning at blackjack? I have only played about 5 times not counting cards at the casinos on the 21 plus 3 card tables and have had some decent luck, especially the 3 card bet and would like to learn a bit more about that betting too.
Thanks for your practice game, it has been helpful. Things can certainly change quickly. BlackjackInfo has a new owner who took over this month.
I know the new team has some excellent resources available for blackjack trainer software. If you are referring to the other product on this page, Casino Verite is not involved in these changes, and the latest version is available as always at the provided Amazon links.
Going to Vegas in Sept. I have basic strategy down. If you plan to count, you will need to look a lot harder to find decent regular shuffled games at that level. The first thing to check is make sure that blackjack pays 3: Check TI for some decent low-limit blackjack tables, or look downtown. The rules are generally going to be 6 deck or 8 deck, dealer hits soft 17, no surrender.
Yes, you are right that Flash is dying. My development of the new mobile-friendly HTML5 version has been stalled a bit while my family prepares to move this summer. And yes, I get about an equal number of complaints about the game being rigged to be too easy and too hard. Ken, I just jumped on the trainer after a few months absence. Started reading the comments and noticed that you will be launching a revised version.
Any idea of the approximate launch date? Looking forward to the new version. Thanks again for a great strategy trainer! I will resume development in August, so I now expect a launch in the fall at the earliest. Assuming the same rules, BS, and betting pattern? If prior history is repeated, I will be inundated with emails asking why I made the game so much harder to beat, along with an equal number asking why I made it so much easier to beat!
That would be called luck. What algorithm is used for card shuffling? I think the trainer play along me. When is using late surrender with the dealer ace trainer first offers surrendering instead of insurance.
And again I continue to win. May be there is a reason to imitate dealers shuffling, instead of mathematical random shuffling.
You may be right about the surrender issue, although it is possible that the surrender may only work if the dealer does NOT have blackjack.
Is there an iOS app version of this trainer for my iPad? Please email your response. The new mobile-friendly version is coming along slowly. I now think early Summer is the target. Emailed also as requested. Suggestion for future versions of your Strategy Trainer; ties push, rather than dealer wins all ties….? The current Strategy Trainer works just fine in this regard. Ties are a push. You are being confused by the way the bankroll is adjusted up when the bet is returned to your bankroll, and then down by the bet being made again.
If you happen to look at the wrong moment, you only see the second half of that transaction. It works as it should. Yes, you can play as many spots as you like at the table in Casino Verite.
And you can choose to have other spots played by automated players if you like. There is no download for the trainer here. If your device is not compatible with Flash, the current version hosted here on this page will not work. How come when you split Aces and then get another Ace the program will not let you split beyond two hands that is a flaw that needs to be corrected asap. Yes, there is a problem with split Aces in the current version.
A completely new trainer is in development and coming along nicely. Ive been playing on your trainer web getting ready to go to the casino. I noticed that amount won many times is not added to the total. I thoutht maybe I was making a mistake but after careful watching of several hundred hands I confirmed that to be the case.
Kind of makes me wonder if the rest of the software has a problem. Check it out and let me know what gives. No, there is no problem with the paying of winning hands in the free game. The confusion comes from the way that your balance increases after the hand, and then immediately decreases again as the next bet is automatically made. Many people only notice the second part and think their balance is going down after a winning hand.
Single deck, S17, DAS, 15 vs According to your B. What it the correct play? Does the discrepancy have to do with hand composition? The correct strategy is hit. I checked the source for the trainer, and it does appear this is a bug.
In 2 or more decks S17 LS, you should surrender 15vT. In 1 deck S17 LS, you should hit. The trainer is inaccurate, only in the one deck version. Thanks for pointing this out. Another option which might be nice for the next version: Those questions are going to depend on your edge and how willing you are to play with an advantage for these long periods.
See my other reply for advice on software or books to answer those questions. Your advantage is going to heavily depend on your bet spread, and the bet ramp. CVData software , to accurately sim any game and counting system, or the book Blackjack Attack for a ton of pre-figured stats on many games.
Something I noticed is that the dealer will still hit even if their first two cards have a greater total than mine and its under No sane dealer in real life would hit when they already have a total greater than yours, right? The dealer must follow the strict rules on hitting, and cannot choose to stand on a stiff total just because he would beat you. For more, see Blackjack Rules.
Thanks for the BJ game. The black letters on the green are a little hard for me to see. Hi, can i use the basic srategy playing rng bj like the one playtech offer in many different online casino, will it have the same effect as playing live casino?
How about an option to turn off the card total display? I have a LONG way to go yet. It would be stellar if the trainer could be configured to only deal the most difficult combinations for the player. The strategy engine on hitorsplit. I was wondering what should a player do if he lost the count of the cards dealt and does the count have to always be exact? The count does not have to be exact, but there are a few really dangerous mistakes you can make. If for example, you flip the sign, turning a negative count into a positive count, that would make you bet bigger money into bad situations.
Obviously an expensive mistake. If you truly lose all track of where the count is, just flat-bet the minimum until the shuffle. Thank you very much I was also wondering should a player enter the deck just as it has been shuffled and if not how should a player determine a count when there is only half of the deck to start with?
You can start any time during the shuffle. Just think of the cards already in the discard tray as being behind the cut card instead. But everything works just the same. I was also wondering how should a player go about betting when counting say the minimum bet is 2 and the maximum 10 with the bankroll of at what count would you advise to increase bets from the minimum?
Doubling down gives a chance to double the amount of your bet after seeing your first two cards. You mentioned a hand with a total of 10 in the first two cards. For a full explanation of doubling, see Blackjack Rules: Part 3 — Player Choices. A new question regarding Lucky Lucky. I tried searching it up and apparently the Lucky Lucky LL bet is a profitable game when card counting is taken into consideration apparently 2 deck is best for it. If you are expecting a bunch of face cards to peel off, or blackjacks and the dealer has a 10, you can still win those bets fairly often.
Hello Again, I recently finished my first month of card counting adventures. There have been times where I have bet 20 units and lost 80 units from splits and dd. With your experience, what do you think a general estimated or spread would make hourly in betting units? Hello thanks for previous answers, new question! I have a relatively small bankroll and comps and match plays really make a huge impact on my future game have not frequented many times yet , but wanted to clarify some thoughts.
Match plays offer a huge boost for low limit players. In fact the edge from coupons will often dwarf the rest of your advantage. Knowing that the probability of the next card being a 10 and more often busting than improving you, should you stand and pray the dealer has 6 or less and take that 10? Or do you always hit since too many cards improve you and refer to basic strategy?
Just always hit 12, 13, and 14 vs Ten. For 12vT and 13vT, the count basically never gets high enough to stand. If a game uses one deck of cards, the house will change other rules to increase its odds and reduce the odds for players. This is because when a player gets an Ace, it means there are 3 Ace cards left which decrease the chances for the dealer to get one of these aces. On the other hand, if the game uses 6 decks, it means that there are 23 Aces remaining in the deck.
For example, if players get two cards, and they hit, the hand total will increase, and the chance of busting will increase and so on. Since Blackjack is one of the games with a reputation for counting cards, a lot of researchers and gamblers have studied the game and the odds so they can increase their chances of winning. For them to do that, they had to make up a counting system that would increase their advantage. This is why there are published studies that show the percentage of busting and getting a blackjack depending on the first 2 cards, the hand total of the player and the facing up card of the dealer.
You can find more about these strategies and percentages in the Strategy section. Before discussing strategy, let us go through some numbers that can be quite helpful. For starters, we will discuss the bust probabilities for each hand total. This will enable players to optimize their game to the fullest by knowing the percentage of busting if they ask for one more card. From these numbers, players can find out when they should stand and when they should hit.
Players who get a hand total between 2 and sixteen should generally hit and get another card. If they get a hand total that is more than 17, they should stand. Of course, players will have to take the showing card of the dealer into consideration. Putting these numbers into consideration, as well as the previous ones, will help players decide whether they should hit or stand.
There is a big chance to get hand total that is closer to twenty-one when you hit on these two cards. Splitting in these scenarios will put you in the danger of busting. If the value of his card is 8 or over, you should hit instead of splitting. If the value of his card is equal to 7 or over, you should hit instead of splitting.
Not all blackjack games are created equal. Beyond the basics, there is a mix-and-match set of rules, and each casino chooses the conditions for its own games. Some rules are favorable to players while others give the casino an extra edge.
Fewer decks are better for players. In a single-deck game, if your first card is an Ace, 16 of the other 51 cards, or In a six-deck game, a first-card Ace leave 64 of the other cards, or There is a similar effect when the first card is a value. Regardless of whether an Ace or a 10 comes first, there is a greater chance of a blackjack with fewer decks. However, not all single-deck games are better than all multi-deck games. You need to consider other rules in effect, including those listed below.
The basic blackjack rule is that the dealer hits on 16 or less and stands on 17 or more. However, many casinos have the dealer hit soft 17, where an Ace is being counted as Hitting soft 17 gives the dealer a chance to improve to hands that could beat player 17s, 18s, 19s or 20s, and even push player 21s. This is one of the most important rules in blackjack. If blackjacks pay only , it adds 1. As a player, you want to see games where the player may double down on any first two cards, including after splitting pairs.
If you split a pair of 8s and receive a 3 on one for a two-card total of 11, you want the option of doubling down. It increases the house edge if the casino does not allow doubling down after splits.
Similarly, some casinos do not allow doubling down on soft hands and some restrict doubling to two-card totals of hard 10 or Fewer restrictions are better for smart players who know how to use them. Have your web browser search for basic strategy charts. Blackjack History The origin of Blackjack, like many other casino games, is still debatable. How to Play Blackjack Like any casino card game, players will start by placing a bet.
Blackjack Rules The rules of blackjack depend on which version is being played.