It is indeed a good way to win at a blackjack table by swapping out a 10,5 hand for a 10,10 or 10,9 hand. Most of the blackjack tables in casino’s today do not allow the player to touch the cards, and one can be rest assured that the tables that allow the player to hold the cars have well trained dealers to identify a cheat and there high level of security is maintained on the table to prevent cheating. With the elimination of card cheating techniques from the blackjack table the only alternative left is to use the tactic to cheat the casino.
There are actually many ways of dealer cheating can be met in casinos today though it is highly dangerous for dealers as they can easily lose their job.
Collusion in Blackjack
If the player is in conjunction with another player, it is considered as cheating in blackjack. While playing blackjack working with other player at the table is considered as a part of collusion. Blackjack cheaters engaged in collusion occasionally work with the player at a separate table or even an observer who is not involved in any blackjack game directly.
If there is an involvement of collusion, there will be a person watching the dealer’s hole cards. The individual who is well positioned to view the dealer’s hole cards will then signal the dealers hand strength to the other players he is working with which is a part of their blackjack cheating strategy. Then, based on the signal passed by the person who is able to view the dealer’s holdings, the players adjust their playing pattern. As a matter of fact, sometimes even the dealer is a part of the blackjack cheating strategy. This type of collusion is in which the information of the dealer's cards is obtained to win is illegal and is officially considered a sort of blackjack cheating.
In the past in Las Vegas, there were more chances of cheating then they would occur now. Players used to tell stories that certain players will step up to a blackjack table and continue a winning streak while the dealer is losing every hand, no sooner the player will walk away from the winning table and the dealer will start winning again. With so many such stories it is easy to imagine the dealer supports the player in winning number of hands and then they stop rigging. A dealer who does this today is most likely to get caught either by the electronic eye or the pit boss who watches each and every dealer and the table in the casino, and this does prevent few people from trying this.
Over the years there have been dozens of instances where the players have joined hands with the dealers at the casinos and they have together robbed casinos for thousands of dollars. Dealers are quite knowledgeable about their game and know how to find their way around the rules and the security at the casinos. Also, they know plenty of tricks and even use them for cheating right under the nose of the pit bosses and still manage to never get caught in the process.