spoken to a lot of gamblers who talk about enco with
pit bosses. These players imagine that everyone in
the pit, the area behind the tables, watching the
action, is a pit boss. But that's not so. They are
floormen, who work under the pit boss.
A pit may consist of six craps tables or nine online
blackjack games tables placed in an oval arrangement
so that the men inside that area can supervise the
action easily. Some casinos have one pit for each
games, while the giant houses may have several online
blackjack games pits spread all over the casino.
Other casinos may mix up a pit, placing craps tables
and online blackjack games tables together, but the
casinos that do this have foolish men in charge, for
each games requires its own expertise and it's nearly
impossible to properly supervise a craps games and
a online blackjack gamess at the same time. The action
is very different, the players are different, and,
therefore, the supervision must be different.
In each pit, there is one pit boss for every shift.
He works under the supervision of the shift boss,
and each pit boss is responsible for the action, cash
flow, and bankroll in that pit alone. The legendary
Vegas pit boss is a hardened man with underworld connections,
for the name "pit boss" invariably conjures
up that image, but the pit bosses I've met are often
high school graduates who've moved up the long hard
Many, now that the corporations are in full control,
are college educated. Their main qualifications, though
I may be getting a little rough here, is to look suspicious
Pit bosses perform an important function in the casino
because they are the highest of the executives with
a specific area to control, and if that area is losing
money or something is wrong in the pit, the trouble
can be pinpointed and the blame laid on a specific
the main strategic question that you face is whether
your hand is more profitable heads-up or multi-way:
Starting hands that are strong because they contain
pairs or high-ranking cards are usually best heads-up,
because they are likely to develop into medium-strength
hands such as high pairs, two pair, or trips. The
basic strategy for these hands is to raise if it will
force out opponents. Some of these hands are strong
enough to bet for value, but raising is still the
action you would take.
Playable starting hands that contain middle-to-low
sequences or suited cards are usually best multi-way,
because if the hand turns into anything, it is likely
to be a draw to a strong hand like a straight or flush.
In those cases, you want lots of players in the hand
to contribute to the pot if you hit your draw, so
the basic strategy is to check and call to see more
cards as cheaply as possible.