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# Blackjack quiz

20 August 2010

Here's a simple quiz to test your knowledge of basic statistics about blackjack. See how well you do. The answers will appear on this site next week.

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 chance 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 10 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 chance 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

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Henry Tamburin is the author of the best-selling book, Blackjack: Take The Money and Run, editor of the Blackjack Insider e-Newsletter, and Lead Instructor for the Golden Touch Blackjack course. For a free 3-month subscription to his blackjack newsletter with full membership privileges, visit www.bjinsider.com/free. For details on the Golden Touch Blackjack course visit www.goldentouchblackjack.com or call 866/WIN-BJ21. For a free copy of his casino gambling catalog featuring over 50 products call 888/353-3234 or visit the Internet store at www.smartgaming.com.

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