>>Will you feel that you have an upper hand when you play, since you’re a dealer and all?
I had this discussion with someone at work today. While i feel i’ve had more exposure to the game than the average player, there is nothing that dealing the game will give you that basic strategy wont. As i said we dont deal from a shoe so i dont get the chance to practise card counting.
Re: SkyCity Adelaide… Never been.
>>Dealer checking for blackjack.
In Oz the dealer only gives themself one card on the initial deal, and takes their second (and subsequent) cards after the last player has finished playing their hand, so there is really nothing to check for blackjack. On a dealer’s blackjack we only take your initial bet. So you get to keep your splits and doubles.
>>I would think that a dealer would get tired of having losing players vent all their frustration on the dealer. What’s the nastiest loser you’ve encountered?
Its not really a problem with me. I know i have no affect on things, and i find it funny that some people think i do. The nastiest would be a man who was having a bad run of luck, getting angrier and angrier, had been warned TWICE to keep his cool, especially at me. Finally he gets a 20, i get blackjack and he says “aw f*** you!”. I call my supervisor and the man is ejected from the building and a file is opened on him.
And about the dealer giving the player information about the hole card, not that i have the opportunity but even if i did i never would. Even if i could get a few tips im not going to do something dishonest to my place of employment to get them. Why risk it? I can think of better ways to steal from the casino (but i never would…)
>>How often do you spot card counters?
We use the CSM (continuous shuffling machine) so no card counting. You could count to about 20-25 cards out of 312 (6 decks). Not that helpful.
>>You in Sydney or Melbourne?
I could be in Sydney, Melbourne, or neither. I’d rather not say. All you know is im not in Adelaide (and thank god for that!).