The Demonstration uses your cards and the dealer's card to produce a histogram of all possible outcomes, their probabilities, and a color-coded suggestion as to what to do next.
This Demonstration is a very simple representation of a blackjack game, in that it ignores many key scenarios for the benefit of newer players. The program will never recommend a split, double down, or surrender, opting instead for the very simple "hit" or "stand." Furthermore, the program's true goal is to guide the player to a 21, which might not necessarily be in the best interest of winning the hand. This is evident when the player holds a high card and an ace; the hand's soft high is strong and should be held. However, the program will suggest taking the soft low and hitting, for a chance at the perfect 21.
The images of traffic lights and man were edited to fit the needs of this Demonstration.
1. S. Colminas. "Man Carrying A Big Bag Of Money." Clker Free Clipart. (Sep 19, 2014) www.clker.com/clipart-feddi.html.
2. ClipArtBest. "Red Light Free Vector." (Jul 23, 2014) www.clipartbest.com/clipart-di7eXzAi9 (no longer accessible).
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: October 4 2014