This is something I have cogitated on for a long timw. Why are never odd numbers of decks used? Why do no casino offer 3, 5 and seven deck games? The only exception is the odd one deck game. Doesn't make any sense to me.
... in continuous shufflers. There either are or have been a few 5 deck games in Las Vegas CSM's. I've never seen odd numbers of decks used for blackjack in any other context, except for single deck games.
What's the reason of why odd deck games are so rare? I can see why, regarding the shuffle masters, since it might have something to do with the design and efficiency of using odd decks. But, in "non-shuffle masters games", does anybody know the reason?