I asked The Wizardofodds a few years back this question as I found in in Northern Michigan. His blackjack appendix 20 states: "The value of being allowed to double after splitting aces is 0.08% if double for less is not allowed, and 0.15% if it is allowed."
You can find this rule at any of the Kewadin Casinos (shoe game only) or at Little River Casino. Both allowed the double for less when I was last at them.
Suppose you split your A's against a 10 up with a $50 bet, and on the first A you receive a 2. Would you stay on 3/13 or for the table minimum (usually $3 or $5 in these places) "buy" the double down card? Obviously if the play called for a normal DD, i.e. A'6 vs 6, you would double the full amount. The Wizard has the strategy in the appendix as well.
I dont go up there (Northern Michigan) much but I think for the minimum, I would take the 3rd card. Maybe someone here can run some sims about this rule. These are usually decent places to play and I have never felt any heat playing at any of these places and I spread pretty decent.
Playing rules are as follows: Little River Casino, 6D, DOA, DAS, resplit to 3 hands (except aces, split once but double on them allowed), no surrender. Kewadin Casinos are the same except they have LS. The rules only pertain to the 6D shoe.
Perfect. Thank you. I will rephrase my question as the rule is that the casino gives the player the option to double or not once you split your aces BUT BEFORE you actually get a card on any of the aces. Once you get the card for the first or second ace you are stuck with that card...unless is another ace for which for this 3rd ace you can also double down (before getting the second card). Simplifying it is resplitting of aces is allowed and doubling is allowed with the variation of having to doing it before you get second card for any ace. I thank you very much.
I was assuming you double on the split Aces (11) as ticokool describes later in the thread. Your explanation makes sense under the conditions you describe, although it doesn't pertain to the situation the ticokool brought up.