1. Have a gambling question?

    Post it here and our gambling experts will answer it!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Welcome to the #1 Gambling Community with the best minds across the entire gambling spectrum. REGISTER NOW!
  3. Join our $5,000 Cash Giveaway!

    Win Cash by Posting and Inviting New Members!

Blackjack Splitting 10s for cover, splitting 10s for profit

Discussion in 'Blackjack Forum' started by counter19, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. counter19

    counter19 Guest

    Do any of you know if the loss in EV of splitting 10s at low counts would be good cover for splitting 10s at high counts? Would the profit of high count splits adequately make up for the low count splits or would it be too little to be worth it?
    I was wondering if this would make them think that you just like to split 10s when the mood strikes you, but then again it could simply draw too much attention and not help cover at all. I'm not sure and would not want to implement it unless I knew that the profit of the high counts would be worth it and the casino would not care. I have no idea though how the potential profit would measure against the potential heat.

    Source.
     
  2. zengrifter

    zengrifter Member Lineage to Founders

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2015
    Likes:
    20
    Occupation:
    Serial Entrepreneur
    Location:
    San Clemente, CA
    It's fine if you don't overdue it - establish yourself as a "10-splitter" against 4-5-6 in low counts, SPARINGLY.
     
  3. Anna Loudon

    Anna Loudon Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Likes:
    3
    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Schiller Park, Illinois
    I don't split tens what's the benefit of doing that! I do not see any with splitting tens so I never do it. I think its a dumb move!
     
  4. Greasyjohn

    Greasyjohn New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2016
    Likes:
    0
    Location:
    California
    It's not worth the attention it would draw. When you say "low counts" do you mean negative counts? Because if you do you really have an uphill battle. The count has to be high to make splitting 10s barely profitable; but splitting 10s in low or negative counts is very costly.
     
  5. shadroch

    shadroch Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2016
    Likes:
    2
    Occupation:
    Retired character assassin
    Location:
    Last Vegas
    I only split tens when the guy next to me is smoking a cigar. I'll also stand on ridiculous low hands. All at table minimum.
    Tempting as it can be, it's got to be harmful to your long term play to even occasionally split them in high counts only.
    If you are splitting them half in high counts and half in low counts, where is the advantage over never doing it at all, unless your spread is monstrous.
     
  6. Greasyjohn

    Greasyjohn New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2016
    Likes:
    0
    Location:
    California
    I used to split 10s years ago if the count warranted it. Now I still do, except when a suit is within "noticing distance" or I don't want to push my luck. I've had the dealer questuin whether I could split a mixed marriage. Talk about scrutiny.
     
  7. CastroR

    CastroR New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2016
    Likes:
    0
    Location:
    USA, NY
    Thank you for sharing information
     

Share This Page