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Double-Down on a Split?

Is it a house-rule at the Ultra-Luxe to Double-Down one hand on a Split, or can you do that at any of the Casinos? -- Balphezar 15:30, October 27, 2010 (UTC)

You can only double down on the first of the two split hands. Seems to be the case at all casinos. This is a really odd rule variation and it's possibly a bug. JonCollins 08:00, November 5, 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia Banner?

Who put that there? I wrote the rules section of this page entirely from memory. The material similar to Wikipedia's entry is co-incidental, at best. o_O;

I'm not angry or complaining; just a little confused. If there's a reason that banner has to be there that I don't know about, someone tell me? -- Balphezar 16:44, November 3, 2010 (UTC)


I may be mistaken, but I think I've seen a dealer win with a 5- or 6-card Charlie; however the dealing was going too fast for me to be certain. --Kris User Hola.jpg 17:01, November 3, 2010 (UTC)

Optimal strategy guides

Please do not add links to optimal strategy guides.

  1. We don't know how many decks are used.
  2. The dealer never shuffles so it seems to be emulating a continuous shuffle machine
  3. Most importantly, we don't know exactly how Luck helps you. The guide may say that you shouldn't hit 13 with dealer showing 6, but it may be that you actually should hit with high enough Luck

-- JonCollins 08:04, November 5, 2010 (UTC)

at 10 luck you just double down on every hand and win (almost) every time.

Dealing splits

The dealer deals both hands of your split out to 2 cards before letting you act. Isn't it more common for them to make you play out your first hand before dealing the second card to the second hand? I haven't played in Vegas, maybe it's done both ways. JonCollins 09:57, November 14, 2010 (UTC)

I just went to a casino in Washington state and they dealt out the first hand before giving a card to the second hand. Anyone know how they do it in Vegas? JonCollins 09:57, November 14, 2010 (UTC)

Also, it lets you switch to the second hand, act on it, then switch back to the first hand and act on it. This seems completely broken.

-- JonCollins 08:08, November 5, 2010 (UTC)

Full rules?

Should we possibly add the full rules of blackjack? Not everyone plays, so I'm sure people may come here looking for just that: the full rules of the game. I'm not talking strategy guides, but rather what each function of the game is (for example, what it means to "double down").—Neo(talk) 05:56, November 9, 2010 (UTC)

I already removed some that weren't that well written. I figured if people want to learn Blackjack they can find that information almost anywhere, then they can come here to learn what is different about Blackjack in New Vegas. JonCollins 06:06, November 9, 2010 (UTC)

It's just about the simplest card game out there137.186.66.8

Just to get this straight, cards 2-9 still count as 2-9, Face cards are all worth 10, and Aces can be 1 or 11? User:Great_MaraUser talk:Great_Mara 17:08, June 28, 2011 (UTC)
Five cards with a total of 21 or below, (5 card Charlie), is a win, also.DarthOrc 15:35, July 5, 2011 (UTC)DarthOrc

"Heads Up" comment

Just a query on the "Heads up" comment, on each casino I've played in Blackjack is always played against the dealer only (the other players hands work completely independently to mine - their win or loss has no effect on me {unless I'm card counting}). Has anyone played in a casino where this isn't the case? Agent c 19:55, November 20, 2010 (UTC)

It's just saying that no other cards are dealt. JonCollins 22:05, November 20, 2010 (UTC)
In reference to your question: No.DarthOrc 15:33, July 5, 2011 (UTC)DarthOrc

First playable casino

I wrote that Atomic Wrangler is "often the first playable casino". Someone changed it to be often the 2nd playable casino after the Vikki and Vance Casino. I think it could actually go either way. In all my play throughs so far I ended up reaching Freeside first. To play at Vikki and Vance you have to complete the sheriff quest AND wait for some time before the scripted event with Layla occurs. I'm going to edit this to just say it's one of the earliest playable casinos. JonCollins 22:07, November 20, 2010 (UTC)

Split bug

"After a split you may be unable to hit on your 2nd hand if you achieve 21 on the first hand."

Were you splitting aces? In most casinos you can only get one card after splitting aces. JonCollins 22:16, November 20, 2010 (UTC)

Blackjack rules PLEASE?

I've just tried out blackjack for the first time in the Sierra Madre, aiming to get myself banned. I thought I knew how to play but apparently I don't. Can't someone please take the time to explain how to play blackjack in NV? If it's really so simple then it shouldn't take much effort to explain. Without high luck and a solid understanding of the game I'm just losing and getting annoyed. Casputin 17:54, July 8, 2011 (UTC)

Three things, 1, you really want to win 7,500 at the Sierra Madre because it gives you 1,000 SM Chips every 3 days at the Abandoned BOS bunker. 2, save every time you get a few 100 chips ahead & restart if you start to lose, and 3, the Dealer cheats.;-p68.25.86.213 21:46, July 8, 2011 (UTC)DarthOrc