To properly calculate your expected blackjack loss per hour, you need 2 items:
- House Advantage (Expected Value) of the game you are playing
- Hands played per Hour
With that in mind, here is a chart that gives you an estimate of the number of blackjack hands you will play per hour based on the number of players at the blackjack table.
Hand per Hour
A good estimate for your long-term blackjack hands played per hour is somewhere in the 60-80 range. For a blackjack player receiving comps, more players at a table is better than few players. Next time we will dive into the formula for calculating expected blackjack loss per hour when playing basic strategy.