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A different type of blackjack quiz

15 Apr 2011

By Henry Tamburin

Understanding some of the basic blackjack statistics will help you become a better player. But I have to admit that numbers are boring to most folks, so I crafted this article as a fun quiz (at least I hope you find it entertaining, as well as informative). So give it a try and see how you do. Answers will be posted tomorrow.

1. Ignoring ties, the percentage of hands that you can expect to win when you play blackjack is about:

a. 45 percent
b. 48 percent
c. 50 percent

2. If you are dealt three consecutive hands, what is the percentage that they will all lose, excluding ties?

a. 1 percent
b. 14 percent
c. 30 percent

3. How frequently does a player get a blackjack?

a. Once every 15 hands
b. Once every 21 hands
c. Once every 30 hands

4. How frequently does a basic strategy player bust?

a. Once every six hands
b. Once every eight hands
c. Once every ten hands

5. How frequently does the dealer bust?

a. One time out of every seven hands
b. Two times out of every seven hands
c. Three times out of every seven hands

6. You can expect your initial two-card hand to be a hard 12-17 about:

a. 30 percent of the time
b. 35 per cent of the time
c. 43 percent of the time

7. The dealer has an Ace upcard. What is the percentage she has a 10 in the hole for blackjack?

a. 15 percent
b. 24 percent
c. 31 percent

8. The edge that card counters have over the casino is approximately:

a. 1 percent
b. 10 percent
c. 50 percent

This article is provided by the Frank Scoblete Network. Melissa A. Kaplan is the network's managing editor. If you would like to use this article on your website, please contact Casino City Press, the exclusive web syndication outlet for the Frank Scoblete Network. To contact Frank, please e-mail him at

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