May 21, 2022

Delaware Considering Adding Table Games

Here is what I know about Delaware: It is an American state. It’s in the northeast. It gets pretty cold in the winter. It is close to Maryland, which means it probably has a lot of politicians who can afford to live outside of D.C. And that’s all.

 

But now that tiny, inconsequential state is making some news. The state’s lawmakers are considering legalizing table games, including togel hongkong hari ini , poker and craps. Yesterday, the House Gaming and Pari-mutuels Committee voted in favor of a bill that allows card and dice games at slot machine casinos in the state. It should be noted that the state already has a state lottery and allows betting on horse races and NFL games.

 

In the state Senate, a bill was approved that intends to prevent cheating on table games. The aforementioned House bill has cleared the committee but still has yet to come to a vote in the full House.

 

If passed and signed into law, the “great” state of Delaware would be able to add legalizing table games to their list of accomplishments. Their current list includes: becoming a state.

In exchange for allowing table games, the government would receive anywhere from $5 million to $13.5 million from each casino for licensing fees, depending on their revenue. In addition, the casinos would receive 66% of the gross revenue made from table games, with 29% going to the state and 4.5% going to horse racing purses.

 

Some state lawmakers feel that the casinos get to keep too large a part of the revenue. The splitting of revenue was determined after long negotiations between each party. According to the Associated Press, if passed as it is, it would be the “second-highest rate of return for any state that allows table games.”

 

Blackjack Strategy: Soft 17

 

Soft hands. We all like soft hands, whether they’re those of a partner, a football player, or in blackjack. To be honest, my wife always complains about the calluses on my hands from working in the yard and playing guitar. She would prefer soft hands. So do I, especially in blackjack.

 

Soft hands in blackjack are great because you cannot bust when you draw a card with a soft hand. If you take a card that would cause you to go over 21, you simply change the ace into a 1 and now you have a hard hand. Soft hands take the risk out of taking a hit. Blackjack basic strategy has specific rules for each soft hand that you can have. Earlier, I covered the strategy for a soft 13, 14, 15 and 16. In this post, I will discuss what to do when you have a soft 17.

 

If you have a soft 17 and the dealer shows a 3, 4, 5 or 6, you should double down. If the dealer has anything else as an upcard, take a hit. Under no circumstances should you stand.

The reason you should never stand is that, like all soft hands, you can’t bust by taking a hit, so there is no risk in trying to improve your hand. If the dealer shows a 3, 4, 5, or 6, he probably has a stiff hand, which means he has good odds of busting. For that reason, since you would win regardless of your hand, doubling only increases your winnings in the event that you win.

 

Since the dealer has good odds of busting, there is no risk to trying to improve upon a 17, which is a decent hand. Even if you are dealt a 10 card, it gives you 17 once again (this time a hard 17) and you would follow basic strategy for that hand. Being dealt anything above a 4 causes you to go to a hard hand, but because the dealer is likely to bust, it is worth the risk of giving up the 17.

 

 

 

 

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