Cover Betting Number of Players
does number of players affect cover betting?
As said earlier, the volatility of counts is an important aspect
in the effects of cover betting. That is, the more counts bounce
up and down between hands, the worse the effect of cover betting.
Number of players greatly affects volatility because the more players
at the table, the more cards are used between rounds. In this chart
we see the same cover methods as in earlier charts for six decks
with no bet reset after a shuffle for 1, 4 and 6 players. As we
can see, a full table is very expensive for cover betting.
1 No Increase after a Loss
2 No Decrease after a Win
3 Same Bet after a Push
4 No Large Increases or Decreases
It is difficult to make the same comparison for single-deck because
varying the number of players in single-deck makes a difference
even without cover betting. This is because the number of players
affects the number of rounds and single-deck is highly sensitive
to the combination of players and rounds.
Here we compare 3 players playing 3 rounds with 2 players playing
4 rounds. The chart indicates that we must be very careful using
cover betting in single-deck.
- Six decks, S17, DAS, LS, 1, 4 and 6 players, Hi-Lo max indexes,
- Single-deck, H17, 2 and 3 players, Hi-Lo max indexes
- Five degrees of cover
- Two billion rounds each