this moment, no one knows the value of the cards just
dealt. It is considered bad form for either the holder
of the shoe or the bettor representing the player
hand to look at the cards before all four have been
dealt out of the shoe.
The dealer now calls for the player's cards. The player
first looks at them and either hands them or flings
them to the dealer, depending upon his position at
the table or his mood.
The dealer takes the cards and then places them together
face up in the player's hand area of the layout and
calls out their total. If he has been given the jack
and 3, for example, he'll say, "Player has 3"
or words to that effect.
Now the holder of the shoe examines his cards, which
is the bank hand, and passes these cards along to
the standing dealer, who places them face up in the
bank's hand area of the layout and announces their
total. If he had been given the king and 4, he'd say,
"Bank has 4."
At this moment, the rules printed on the cards go
into effect. Since player has 3, he must draw another
card. The dealer then says, "Card for player,"
and this request is answered by the holder of the
shoe, who will slide another card out. This card is
passed to the dealer face down. The dealer then passes
it unseen to the player bettor, who then turns it
over and returns it to the dealer. Let's assume this
drawn card is a 9.
"protect your hand" to the offending player
loud enough for everyone to hear is sufficient for
that purpose. The compromised hand remains live and
the player doesn't have to show it to everyone, unless
he folds, in which case every player is entitled to
see it before it goes into the muck pile. In most
cases, either the player who flashed his hand or the
player who saw it will fold pretty quickly, which
tends to reestablish equity. If the same player repeatedly
fails to conceal his hand, then you must start treating
it as an intentional exposure, which extends less
protection to the guilty party.
The reason for the harsher treatment for intentionally
exposed hands is that they deliberately taint the
fairness of the game. They can also be a component