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The 'Floating Disadvantage' Phenomenon at K8 Casino

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Greetings, k8 community members,


I am thrilled to engage in a captivating discussion centered around the enthralling topic of the "Floating Advantage" at K8 Casino. My quest for knowledge has led me to immerse myself in the insightful words found within Chapter 6 of Don's esteemed literary work, "Blackjack Attack" - 3rd edition, wherein the enigmatic concept of the "Floating Advantage" is explored. Additionally, I have delved into the graphical representation of this phenomenon, meticulously crafted by the venerable Norm, in his enlightening masterpiece, "Blackjack in Color."


From my understanding, it appears that a positive count holds a greater expected value (EV) in subsequent rounds compared to earlier rounds, with the potency of this effect gradually diminishing as the number of decks employed in gameplay increases. This intriguing rise in advantage, aptly labeled the "Floating Advantage," has captured my fascination.

Now, my esteemed comrades, permit me to pose a question that has occupied my thoughts: Amidst this captivating discourse surrounding the "Floating Advantage," have we ventured to explore the existence of a "Floating Disadvantage"? In simpler terms, does a negative count inflict a more detrimental impact on the player during later rounds as opposed to earlier rounds?


I acknowledge that this query may not pertain to avid card counters, as they skillfully abstain from altering their bets within the realm of negative true counts. However, I am particularly intrigued by the potential implications for non-counting basic strategists. Has anyone ventured to simulate or explore this realm of inquiry?


Consider this: Could it be that, during true counts, the basic strategist unknowingly experiences a slightly higher frequency of victories in later rounds, courtesy of the elusive Floating Advantage? As I contemplate this notion, my mind meanders towards the possibility of a Floating Disadvantage. Allow me to elucidate further, as I divulge an intriguing observation gleaned from my diligently maintained notebooks: In manually dealt shoes, the player often finds themselves enduring a less favorable outcome towards the conclusion of the shoe.

This begs the question of whether the Floating Advantage may exhibit a heightened prominence in manually-shuffled shoes as opposed to machine-shuffled counterparts.

Furthermore, could it be that the Floating Disadvantage, if indeed it exists, manifests with greater intensity in manually-shuffled shoes, surpassing even the potency of the Floating Advantage observed in manually dealt shoes? This contemplation aligns with my modest collection of results mentioned earlier, forming the foundation for my queries.


Lastly, I implore the k8 members of this community: Has anyone ventured to formulate hypotheses regarding the underlying mechanisms driving the manifestation of the Floating Advantage? I, too, harbor a few nascent ideas on this matter, eager to explore the potential avenues of explanation.


With boundless enthusiasm and an insatiable thirst for knowledge, I eagerly await your esteemed insights and spirited contributions to this thought-provoking discussion.




Warm regards,


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