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Cleve Moler (view profile)


23 Jan 2004 (Updated )

Play individual hands of the card game, or simulate a session.

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Blackjack is now also descibed in a Cleve's Corner article in MathWorks News and Notes, .
One of the less mathematical programs from an electronic textbook, "Numerical Computing with MATLAB®", by Cleve Moler. The book, and more programs, are available from A hardcopy edition of the book is available from SIAM.


This file inspired Blackjack Computational Kernel.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.14 (R2012a)
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20 Feb 2015 Bill Rooker

Hello, when I play the game, I get a warning -- see below. I'm now using R2014b -- it's been a while since I played this. Are there any updates to this?

"Warning: Symbol font is no longer supported. To display special characters,
use TeX or LaTeX markup with the Text Interpreter property set to TeX or

Best regards,

Bill Rooker

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16 Jan 2014 Chris Clayton

I've been writing my own. This is truly great. Better than I would've done! Great job!

25 Feb 2013 stamatis

Can you help us with the code?
One demo m-file would be very usefil.
Thank you

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11 Feb 2008 Mike Iori

Options are a bit limited (i.e. Can't vary bet size), but otherwise it's a very good simulation.

12 Oct 2007 Kevin Holst

well made, i really enjoy the simulation. personally i'd love to see the option for various card counting strategies to see how they stack up.

13 Nov 2004 Ramón D. Díaz

Great Program. With a couple of tweaks I will use it to calculate the specific advantage using modified basic strategy under the rules of my particular casino.

Thank You for writing this. You saved me a lot of work... and probably money too ;)

Let me know if you are interested in the couple of tweaks I'll be working on...

02 Sep 2004 dfdggg retddg

04 Oct 2012 1.2

Rewrite of program to improve handling of callbacks.

01 Sep 2016

Updated license

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