# blackjack

United States
April 1, 2007 2:57pm CST
What would you say is the percentage of time your win when you play blackjack? I use to play alot, and I would say I would win (at least double my starting money) about 80% of the time. Lately I don't play as much because it seems harder and harder to come out ahead. I always considered blackjack a game of 50% skill and 50% luck. If you know how to play, and are willing to ride the up's and down's, chances are you'll probly make some money. How often do you win when you sit at the table?
2 responses
@aidanus (47)
• Germany
16 Apr 07
probability calculation always works with the assumption of an infinite number of tries. the answer to your question is not easy. first you have to redefine your answer: if you only look at the games you play with leaving the money played out of the equation your chances of winning are way below 50%, this is mostly due to your chances of busting out before (and not together with) the dealer. when it comes to considering the money too the calculation is changed in your favor depending on the rules of the table e.g. you get +50% payout for Blackjack, you have the option to double (like in busines this option has a value), you can surrender, etc. So the better those (lets call them) side agreement are the better your chances are to win (always in the long run) believe me though that no casino (or dealer at home) would set the chances to 50/50 or even more in your favor, or would you open up a business for which mathematics proofs that you will lose money?
@casinocat (284)
• United States
1 Apr 07
Hmm... I've never really thought about what percentage of time I win. Sometimes it seems about 50% of the time, since it seems I always walk away from the table even. I have the skill. I would sure like to see more of that luck!!!