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The Deal With Blackjack Dealers
All dressed-up and brimming with confidence, blackjack dealers stand at the forefront of every blackjack table. They are the moderators of the game. Their expertise spells all the difference on the success and failure of your game. Therefore, it pays to work with them.
Casino operators generally encourage dealers to bag a couple of tricks and cheats. In an environment where money is everything, they need to ensure that they have the upper hand. If you have been closely keeping an eye on how every game progress, you probably have noticed that after every first fifteen minutes of the game, everyone starts losing. You begin to wonder why your luck has suddenly gone off when a couple of games earlier you were doing really well.
Blackjack might be a game of chance but if you put your fate on the dealer's hands chances are you are heading towards a losing streak.
With a sleight of hand dealers can manipulate cards according to whim. Most tricks involve dealing the cards other than the one on top. The most common is 'dealing with seconds' which maneuvers the card second from the top. Variations include 'dealing of bottoms, thirds or fourths'.
Dealers may also attempt to arrange and rearrange the cards while they are being shuffled or picked up. Some dealers may hide aces, face cards or tens in a shoe. Every trick imaginable will be employed by the dealer at your expense.
It may be impossible to stop dealers from cheating but there are some things you can do. Although tipping is not generally practiced, you may give out a little amount occasionally or you may increase your bets when you are likely to win. Befriend the dealer by talking to him on a more personal level. Give out jokes. Nothing beats real kindness and generosity.
The moment you notice the dealer's pace seems to have gone faster than a speeding bullet, slow him down. Don't be intimidated. Just make him aware that his pace is too fast for you. You are the client and it is your money they are after.
Expert blackjack players suggest reading the dealer's facial expressions and reactions especially when he looks at his hole card. It helps when one can determine when the dealer might have a ten, an ace or any of the face cards. A sullen face usually means he has a blackjack. When he places his hands away from his cards, it means he got good cards and won't be hitting anytime soon.
Dealers are here to aid you with the game. They help you win some cash, but if they turn vicious they can also empty your wallet in no time. Don't allow that to occur. Learn the tricks they employ and use them to your advantage.