is currently only a small problem in legal casinos
in the United States, but stay alert. You should be
aware of ways that dealers can cheat and know what
to look for. If you are cheated, you will lose very
quickly. It will take you a week of playing against
honest dealers to earn back what you can be cheated
out of in an hour.
reports I get I am sure cheating still exists. But
I have not knowingly been cheated in a long time.
I am still always alert to the possibility of being
cheated. No matter how friendly the dealer or how
long I have been playing in that same casino, I always
watch for cheating. I have not seen any in many years.
The only times I have been cheated in recent years
were in Indonesia and Korea. All Indonesian casinos
have since been closed. Cheating is not a problem
at Walker Hill in Seoul and the other major casinos,
but in Korea avoid small hidden casinos (that might
be illegal) and casinos way out in the country that
get almost no customers.
I never cheat.
I have had instances where a dealer gives me a sly
or knowing look and flashes the next card to be dealt
or the hole card. I always get up and walk away. I
want to win, but I want to win honestly. I do not
mind profiting from dealer errors or dealer sloppiness,
but I refuse to be a partner with any dealer in a
scheme to steal from a casino.
doesn't conceal his cards very well. Charlie always
arrives early enough to grab the chair to Lou's right.
Before Charlie acts, he glances out of the corner
of his eye to see what Lou has. Bob riffle shuffles
with the deck facing him and observes in what portion
of the deck certain cards land. When Bill deals, he
briefly tilts the deck forward to glimpse the bottom