Originally Posted by CajunDragon
Just found a video BJ machine on strip that pays 2 to 1 for blackjack. Allows splitting and double down on Any 10 or 11 total. Insurance pays 3:1 and split aces get one card. It also has automatic 6 card win. This is a bar machine not the ones with the busty girls.
Would this machine be closer to break even then most?
It would be a +EV machine if these rules were true. But those rules don't exist on that machine.
Video blackjack machines that look like video poker machines list payouts on a "for one" basis which means your initial wager is always collected by the machine.
Blackjack: 2 for 1 = 1 to 1 = even money
Insurance: 3 for 1 = 2 to 1.
The even money blackjack rule and not allowing doubles after splits (you don't say if it does) would make the machine have a house edge of about 2.4%.
If you can get comped drinks at the bar for playing this 25c at a time, it might be okay if you pace yourself. (These machines can be played quite fast.) Otherwise pass.