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Old October 9th, 2006, 02:49 AM
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Default Basic Strategy for Fun 21

On my last Carnival Cruise they had a game called Fun 21 in the casino. All the Queens in the decks are removed. This game greatly resembles Spanish 21. However I haven't been able to find a Basic Strategy for Fun 21, or what the exact odds are because it slightly differs from Spanish 21 and there is alot of information on that game. The rules are as follows:

Dealer hits soft 17

Split Aces allows hits

Double after split allowed

Early surrender against an A and 10.

Double on any number of cards

21 is an automatic winner paying 1:1, a blackjack always paying 3:2 even against a dealer BJ.

Anyway, anyone know of a basic strategy for this?
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Old October 9th, 2006, 06:59 PM
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Well the house odds in Spanish 21 is -2.1% out the gate, per my copy of Blackbelt in BJ, so Im gusessing its on par with that.

Id stick with plain BJ.

Sorry I dont know of a BS for this or how to compute the real odds but dealers hitting a soft 17 really swings it in their favor let alone removing the queens.

See here http://www.qfit.com/blackjack-odds-calculator.htm to calculate the odds with regular BJ.

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2.1%?? Where do you get that figure? The largest house edge I have seen for Spanish 21 is .76% which is where I believe this Fun 21 game is about.
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2.1%?? Where do you get that figure? The largest house edge I have seen for Spanish 21 is .76% which is where I believe this Fun 21 game is about.
My copy of Blackbelt in Blackjack I believe. Im at work and away from my books.

Its a well read advantage player book.

http://www.amazon.com/Blackbelt-Blac...122466?ie=UTF8

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