No Bust Blackjack Strategy: Does it Work?

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Busting is the worst. So what if you just never hit a hand that could go over 21? In this video, long time blackjack players Colin Jones and Loudon Ofton explain why using a “no bust’ strategy may be appealing, and the math behind why it doesn’t work.

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No Bust Blackjack Strategy: Does it Work?

10 thoughts on “No Bust Blackjack Strategy: Does it Work?

  1. For those interested in learning Basic Strategy, this will help you memorize it faster:

  2. thats where cards counting come to play, if its – then you need to hit, but if its + then you just have to stand

  3. So theory is you should always hit hands 12 through 16 when the dealer is showing a 7 or higher … is that correct

    So if the dealer is showing 6 or lower and you have a 12 through 16 you should stand? Is that correct

  4. my strategy depends on the dealer busting, the dealer busts more in a six or eight deck game because theres more tens

  5. Your basic strategy chart is only for 4-8 deck with dealer HITTING on soft 17 ! Not exactly the same for tables where the dealer STANDS on soft 17

  6. I thought that if you remove busting yourself from the equation you shift the odds in your favor because more card numbers can bust the dealer over time.

  7. I obviously don't see it the same way you do. If it's just a choice of hit or stand, I will do what simply gives me the best chance of winning (plus half the chance of pushing), it's as simple as that. Now DOUBLING DOWN instead of hitting or standing, now THAT is a tough decision, because THAT requires risking more money, not merely maximizing your chances of winning a fixed amount of money that is at risk. In fact, it's easier for ME to HIT on a hand than stand on it in general, because if it improves your expectation to hit, it definitely decreases your standard deviation a LOT….. because if you STAND on 16 or less, you're either going to win or lose, but if you HIT, you're going to win, lose or PUSH, so if it improves your statistical expectation by hitting, then it decreases the standard deviation of the outcome a lot by consolidating some of the win and loss percentages into a push percentage, and to me, higher standard deviation is what is scary (hence doubling down is scarier even if it improves expectation).

  8. A simple no bust strategy is certainly a bad idea.
    A stand back and let the dealer bust when the count is high is a better strategy.

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