Blackjack has no problem with multi-deck players. Most casinos now claim to offer multiple-card games on a single casino floor. Just like with two decks, with several numbers on the same side of the table. Same as with two decks: 810 total cards, including 6 Aces and 10-rated cards, p (against Blackjack) = 8/101.
Blackjack with one deck is the same as having two. Now we come to the tricky part: How many decks am I betting? Again, just like with two and multi-deck, the answer depends on the house edge, which is the percentage of cards dealt that are un-dealt. In online blackjack, the house advantage is always lower, because the number of tables per hour is much smaller.
For the purposes of this article, the number of decks that are being dealt is irrelevant. How many decks am I dealing with in an online blackjack game? That depends largely on whether the game is a draw or a regular draw. In a draw game, the number of decks is irrelevant, since there are always more hands than expected.
Regular draws, on the other hand, are when you have less money in the pot, and you are dealing with many decks. In these types of situations, you want to make your best bets, so that you can win the pot as much as possible. If you play blackjack online against opponents who are using the same two cards (aces), it makes sense to bet the lesser amount, since you will have more chances of winning overall. However, if you are playing against online casinos that are varying the number of decks that they use, it is better to bluff them out and bet the full amount, since you are likely to win anyway.
There are many reasons why online casinos make it easy for players to assume that their opponents are using only two decks. One reason is to encourage people to bet more money in the hopes of hitting a big jackpot. Another reason is to limit the amount of “burn” that can occur due to two card deals with the same suited pair. If all players know that there are more suited pairs available, then the possibility of getting a “blind” in a game of blackjack where there are no obvious pairs (two of a kind, etc.)
But even though the number of decks blackjack is irrelevant, that does not mean that it can’t affect your betting! First, let’s look at the way that slots and blackjack are handled in the same casinos…
In live casinos, the way that many decks blackjack are dealt is by a roulette wheel… and you’ve probably seen videos of the blackjack dealers spinning the wheel. A wheel usually displays only a single pair of cards… and the dealer spins the wheel in one after another, showing you how many decks have been dealt. In other words, he shows you the cards. Now, if you had a real casino machine going around, it would be possible to spin additional decks of cards to reveal more cards. (And, in a live casino, they wouldn’t have a video poker device, because no video poker device is needed to play video poker.)
When you play in live casinos that use video poker devices, and multi-player games, how many decks of cards are shown depends on the random number generator (RNG). In video poker and multi-player games, the number of random “no-buy” and “burn” hands goes up with the amount of money on the table. (You can burn hands by betting an amount that you don’t actually have in your pocket. If you “fail” at this, the computer doesn’t show you your next card – it just keeps playing for as long as it takes for the casino to get rid of the cards on the table. You lose more hands as you continue to play, but often times with enough play money (to cover the losses from your first few hands), you will hit pay lines very quickly and end up making money very quickly in casinos in the big cities like Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Monte Carlo.