I have just ventured into the world of casino bagging and did VC Games blackjack which went smoothly. Am now planning to do Littlewoods. Is this a casino that is worth sweepering the blackjack? Or is it just better to play straight £1 hands?
Originally Posted by AmeliesDad
Sweepering is a load of rubbish though isn't it? So I'd do whatever method feels best to you. Why are you more likely to win a hand following win, rather than following a loss? Superstition? Or am I misunderstanding what sweepering is supposed to be?
I think your question has been well and truly answered now probably, but just to say that sweepering doesn't really have any statistical advantage over flat betting - any indication that it might is purely illusional! However as someone mentioned above it does get you through the wagering quicker and some people do think that certain types of software are 'streaky' in that they tend to see you get a lot of winning hands in a row, so sweepering can help that way. Personally I don't know about that, if you want the lowest possible variance then flat betting using the basic strategy is the only way to do it afaik.
Originally Posted by AddictedMoneysaver
When working through a WR using Blackjack, does buying insurance for blackjack count towards the WR? I.e. if I'm playing £5 stakes and then I buy insurance for £2.50, is that another £2.50 off the WR??
Don't know about it counting to insurance but IIRC insurance is only worth doing if you're counting cards - which is impossible on online casinos anyway because the decks are shuffled after every hand. So end of day don't bother with insurance on online casinos.
Thanks for that - never thought about it that way but I'll stop buying the ins now then.
Another quick question... does it really make much difference on the varience and stuff if you're using 4 or 6 decks, for example, rather than 2 decks?? Does it work in the houses favour to use more decks or the players??
Just about to go for the ITV casino sign-up offer - is there anything I should know before I do it?? I've got a Partybets account and a Gamebookers account so I understand I can't take advantage of the casino offers there but am I right in thinking I can take up the ITV casino offer but I'll have to use a different username and e-mail address than the other two?