SO THEY’VE PEGGED YOU AS A COUNTER … NOW WHAT?
By The Suit
I have dealt everywhere from the "Sweat Houses" to the clubs owned by the "Good Old Boys." In Old Las Vegas, you HAD to know game protection before you got promoted to the floor. I spent the last 14 years as Floor Supervisor, Pit Manager, Director of a Gaming School, Back Up Shift Manager, and Shift Manager. I’ve trained dealers, Floor Supervisors and Pit Managers. Needless to say, I have experienced gaming from all positions in Table Games and have told some of the BEST advantage players in the world that they could not play. I will give you tips on how to avoid getting the dreaded "Tap on the Shoulder."
Assume that a casino has determined you are good enough to back off. What is their next move?
As I have stated in previous articles I have written in BJI, every casino has different policies and within every casino there are different points of view amongst managers as to how to tell a player that they can not play blackjack. Here are some things I have done, or seen done to advantage players, over the years working in the pit.
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