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Then the first player will deal a second player card
to the dealer. The dealer will now take both player
cards and give them to the player who has made the
largest wager on player. Now first player deals a
second bank card. The callman now asks for the player
cards and turns them over. He calls out the hand.
Then first player turns over the bank hand and passes
the cards to the callman who then calls out the bank
hand. This sounds confusing, but really isn't once
you've played a few hands.
At this juncture, both the player and bank hands are
played according to a clear set of rules that differ
for each. Cards are worth their face value with the
exception of the 10 and face cards. Since all ten-valued
cards (10, Jack, Queen, King) count as zero, the highest
possible hand is nine. However, if you have a 7 and
a 3 you do not have a 10, but have a 0. If you have
an 8 and 4, you do not have 12, but 2.
hand is played, then the bank hand is played. A "natural"
is a hand totaling eight or nine on the first two
cards. An Ace counts as a one. You want to beat the
opposing hand by getting as close to nine as possible
with your cards-either with your first two cards or
after drawing cards. Rules for the player and bank
hands are as follows:
opponent made a small bet and I called. The turn was
another jack. Immediately, my opponent became a caricature
of an amateur feigning weakness, so I folded on his
bet. Disappointed at the small pot, he showed me his
two pocket jacks, which gave him quad. I congratulated
hand, and didn't think much more of it.
But later, the guy who dealt for us told me that he
had stacked the jacks. Incredibly, he wasn't the slightest
bit embarrassed or shamed about it. In fact, he was
a little proud of himself, which is pretty pathetic
when you consider how easy it is to stack if you are
allowed to shuffle, cut, and deal yourself (I would
have been more impressed if I had been dealt a full
house). Anyway I knew he wasn't colluding with my
opponent, and he tried to explain it as just fooling
around-although I have a hunch that this particular
person wanted to see me beaten at my own game. In
any case, this player apparently didn't consider it
unethical to spike a hand in which he wasn't involved.