Originally Posted by Davan
Sorry for bumping this but I had to register here just for this question since I didn't see the answer.
The house edge is created entirely by the fact that the player busts before the dealer. Ergo, if you bust the dealer gets your money even if he would have or does bust.
No. First of all, Peeig's premise is wrong. The correct answer has already been given -- posts #23, #32, #36, and #39. All these answers are approximately correct, depending on how you view pushes and considering there is a little wiggle room for strategic efficiency.