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Casino Answer Man: Advice on blackjack strategy

By JOHN GROCHOWSKI, At The Shore

Q. A friend of a friend said he used to just hit 11 when the dealer showed an ace, and now he doubles down almost all the time. We didn’t have time for a long conversation, but my friend said his friend is a good blackjack player who knows all that basic strategy stuff.

So my question is, why the change? Has basic strategy changed? My friend didn’t know, either. We were guessing it might have something to do with advanced simulations now that everyone has computers.