Blackjack and Poker
About the Course:Use concepts such as Expected Value and statistical calculation to derive and explain playing strategy in the casino games of Blackjack and Poker. Card-counting, "shuffle tracking," and hole-card play will all be covered in the blackjack portion. The poker half of the class will focus on No Limit Texas Hold'em, but will be easily applicable to other games as well.
How to Enroll:
An entrance exam on Blackjack statistically-optimal basic strategy (which can be found in the course reader) is required, and will be administered the second week of the class (third week of the semester), 9/11. Show up the first week of the class (the second week of the semester), 9/4 for more info (not to mention the first week of lectures). The ~50 highest-scoring students will be accepted.
If you'd like to get a head start on memorizing basic strategy, the charts may be found online at wikipedia.com, among other sources. The chart we want you to memorize is for 6 deck, dealer hits soft 17, double any 2 cards, resplit aces.
Course Contact: blackjack.poker AT gmail.com
Faculty Sponsor: Professor David Aldous
Time & Location:
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