Some in the community may already know this, but I'm a blackjack dealer irl. I've devised a completely stupid betting system which I would love to try or have others try themselves and see if it worked for them. In test runs (with fake chips), I made considerable amounts of money. Obviously, I know that no betting system is perfect but it's interesting to try.
Here is how it goes, walk in with $500-$1000 and be willing to potentially lose it all (I originally tried with $200 but noticed quickly that you lose your money too fast if you go on a bad streak). The idea is based on the concept that in a game of blackjack, you reasonably assume that you'll win about 49 out of 100 hands (51 or so going to house, this doesn't take into account doubles, splits, ect.) so you bet as though you will lost MOST of the time (because you will). Heres how you start,
Begin at table minimum, usually 10-15, if you're lucky you may find a $5. Let's go with $10.
If you win, increase your bet by increments of 5. If you lose, increase your bet by 2.5 times, so with 10, it would be 25, from 25 it would be 62.50 (can round to 60 if you like) and so on and so forth UNTIL you win ONE hand
, at which point, go back to table minimum
and start the process over again. If you push, keep the same bet. This way, as soon as you win you will have made your money back plus some, this is the basis of the betting strategy.
However, say for instance, you win 2 hands after you start, your bet will then be $20, and then you lose, use the same method -> 2.5*20=50, go to 50 and so on and so forth.
If you win 3 hands after your initial table minimum bet, go back to table minimum
. If you don't do this, you may be stuck with needlessly doubling $50-60 after winning a bunch, chances are you will lose everything you just made.
Now say you have to split or double, this is where the danger comes in, play as you normally would. So say you have 15 out there and you have two 8s against a dealer's 6, split (your bet is now 30) and the dealer pulls a 3 for your first 8 (giving you 11), you should then double that down (your bet is now 45) and the dealer pulls a 9 (giving you 20). Your other hand ends up being 17, the dealer flips over a 5 and pulls a 10 (21) and you lose all your money. Shit scenario but how do you play that? Play it as if you lost $45 and 2.5 times that 45 which is $112.50, don't be scared, just hope to win the hand and not get another double or split. Keep playing like that.
The only thing that can fuck you in this system is if you lose CONSTANTLY without any wins at all OR if you lose your splits and doubles which is more likely. Keep in mind though that most double downs are better odds for the player (assuming you're playing basic strategy which you better be!) You can consider this chart,https://www.blackjackinfo.com/double-down-probabilities/
Now say you start at $10 and keep losing, let's take a look,
10 -> 25 -> 62.5 -> 156.25 -> 390 (rounded down) -> 975 - 2437.50
Basically, if you start with a $1000 bankroll, you're assuming you WILL NOT lose 5 hands in a row. The odds of losing 5 hands in a row are about 4% which is 1 in 25 streaks so you're playing against that. Results from this website,https://www.blackjackinfo.com/odds-blackjack-losing-6-hands-in-a-row/
Knowing that your odds are better when doing this may make it a bit easier for you. If you're too scared to go 2.5 times, feel free to just do 2x or 2.2x or whatever you feel comfortable with, just enough to make your money back at minimum. Keep playing this system until you lose everything or double or triple your money (up to you, just set a goal and stick to it). Once you double or triple your money, LEAVE, LEAVE, LEAVE, LEAVE.
Feel free to tell me if you think my idea is stupid, I think it's a good idea and a quick way to win a fuck ton of money or lose your ass off. At minimum, it should be a fun night out losing a $1,000, but hey, at least they'll comp your meal