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On 3/4/2020 at 10:57 AM, Tallyfins said:

This is an old thread, but the only one I could find on here 🙂 Can anyone update me on the current status of blackjack aboard NCL? How many decks? CSM vs. ASM and/or hand shuffle. Min bets? BJ payout? 3/2, 6/5, etc. Thanks - any info will be helpful.

 

In reading the posts above, I understand the odds of winning are even lower. Just trying to figure out if I should host a game in my suite or play in the real casino! LOL

 

Thanks, 

TF

I was on the Getaway in December. The only tables that had hand shuffles were in their private room and $100 a hand minimum. I played the $25 table because at least that one has proper blackjack payouts.

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On the Gem, all blackjack tables used 8 decks.

 

Hand shuffles were available at $25 tables and above.

 

CSM at $15 tables and below. 3 to 2 payouts were at $15 and above.

 

Blackjack at $10 and below were CSM and 6 to 5.

 

On the Gem, there were 3 BJ tables @ $10 or below, and 3 @ $15 or above (1 at $15, 1 at $25 and 1 at $100).

 

The $15 table was only open from 5:00PM to 9:00PM but you could ask a casino manager to open it if you wanted to play it if there was no dealer at that table.

Edited by WYB!

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5 hours ago, Mike_DeA said:

 

 

 

I play BJ on NCL often, but poker is my main game, with some slots thrown in to accumulate points.  Table games just don't get tracked accurately enough on NCL to build up points, unless you are a high roller and play a lot of hours.

 

Is the rake on Poker aboard as bad as I assume it will be?

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12 minutes ago, Named-Tawny said:

 

Is the rake on Poker aboard as bad as I assume it will be?

 

Yes, 10% up to $25 per pot for 2/5 NL and up to $15 I believe for 1/2 NL (1/2 is rarely offered but there have been occasional sightings when 2/5 isn't getting players).

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so if u think the house needs an edge two or three times normal than 6 to 5 blackjack is for you...otherwise stay away from the 6/5 tables...if enough people said no thanks it would disappear..but of course most people have no idea or don't care if they get played as even bigger suckers by the casino..

 

The house edge is increased by 1.39% in a 6/5 game relative to a "standard" game where a BJ pays 3/2...assuming all other rules are the same and the player employs Basic BJ Strategy.

 

This is about two to three times the typical house edge in BJ which is generally between 0.39% and 0.70%.

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