A shuffle through the Gaming mailbag:
Q. You’ve said of several different blackjack hands that the statistics of basic strategy are a little different depending on the composition of the hand. A hard 16 isn’t exactly the same hand if you have 10-6, 9-7, 8-8, 6-7-3 or 5-3-2-5-Ace.
Q. The straight flush payoffs in video poker really bother me. They are so rare. Shouldn’t you be rewarded for getting something that rare? They pay less than four of a kind in a lot of games.