Most of us believe or would like to believe that all the casinos ensure that there is no cheating and no dealer cheats which takes place. According to the law, the gambling license of the casinos can get forfeited if it tries to cheat the players. However, players are not the only ones who execute some elaborate cheating methods. Even the employees, dealers and the box men at casinos do often get into cheating.
Methods Used by Dealers for Cheating
Given below are some of the methods which are used by dealers for cheating.
High low pickup
Another very commonly used cheating method is known as high low pickup. It is done in an environment where there would be plenty of distractions. It is done through a false shuffle where the dealer would make it appear that is shuffling the cards when in fact the deck would not be shuffled at all.
In second deal, it would appear that the dealer is dealing the card on the top of the deck but in fact the dealer is only dealing the second from top card and is reserving the top card for his own use. Second dealing is a tricky move since in casinos there is always very high security and many supervisors and pit bosses, not to mention the cameras. However, a good dealer would be able to second deal effortlessly regardless of all this.
Card stacking is also a very common way of cheating. The cards could be stacked in plenty of different ways. The most common way to do it is to arrange the discards in a proper order as they are being picked up or to just arrange them discreetly in the desired position while shuffling them.
Quite a lot of dealers are able to stack the cards in one swift motion in such a way that they would be later able to deal the cards in the way they want. The most common way of doing is to arrange the cards in a high value and then low value and again high and low format so that they can be easily dealt later for cheating the player.
However, it would be only very rare to find any of the Nevada or Atlantic City casinos cheat since they have too much at stake. Also, casinos make too much money to be bothered about cheating one or two players. The gaming rooms which are not monitored by such commissions like cruise ships etc are the ones that would be likely to cheat the players.
Dealers and Cheating
It is uncommon to come across a casino that would cheat. However, when it comes to dealers it is a different story. The honesty of the dealer in blackjack is very important for winning. No matter how great the hand of a player is, how powerful the strategy is, but the player would not be able to win if he/she is up against a dealer cheats.