Happy New Year. - I am gambling online SingleDeckBJ. The casino and the software have best reputation. But since 7 months I am loosing continously with strictly BasicStrategy. Is this a common experience?
Although you don't describe the rules, it is my assumption that you are playing a negative EV game, even though the house advantage may be slight. If you play a negative EV game long enough, you will lose.
1. Dealer stands on all 17s.
2. Double down on any two cards.
3. Double down on soft hands.
4. Splitting pairs, double down after splitting on both hands.
5. Splitting aces, only one more card, no doubling.
6. Checking for BlackJack if the first card of the dealer is an ace.
7. Shuffle after each round.
Single Deck BJ. No progression during a session. I hope I did not forget one rule. I thought online BJ is only possible with BS? I am very desperate at the moment, althought I read several times (and I think I understand enough statistic) that extreme situations are not unusual after playing more than app. 4 years. Thanks to all for your support. I expected a winrate of 0.1% with the above rules according to the wizzard of odds.
Assuming that you can do both, the sim resulted in your having a .067 advantage over the house. Without those, it will be less. The real problem is how long you have to play. According to CVData, you would need to play about 3,000,000 hands to have about a 68% chance of hitting your number and about 12,000,000 to have about 98% chance of hitting that number.
How many hands per hour and how many hours have you played?
What do you mean that you losing �continuously�. If you mean that your overall result is negative, then this is not unusual, as other posters have suggested.
However, if you mean that you lose most of your sessions, then that is a different matter. Whether you have a slight positive or a slight negative expectation, you will have large fluctuations. You will win some of the time, and lose some of the time. Sometimes you will win big; and sometimes you will lose big.
With the rules that you announced below, you should have a slight advantage, if you are in fact playing perfect BS.
The advantage to be gained from a good single deck game (is this Boss casino software or something else?) is just TOO SMALL of an advantage to bother with. As already mentioned, it would take THREE MILLION hands before you had a reasonable expectation of turning a profit with such a small advantage. The bankroll swings that you would experience could be disastrous while playing that much.
Just stop. Instead, find casinos that offer promotions that can be exploited for a high probability of profit.
Many thanks for your contribution. That is information I am looking for. Unfortunately there is only 1 European Casino (BossM...) left offering SDBJ. From time to time they offer small bonuses. Today it is very hard to find a Casino which gives a bonus worth playing, the managers learned their lessons quite well. Even the wagerlogic casinos changed their rules and the bonus offered by playtech casinos ($2400 for free) is merely a bad joke.