When you deal a handheld game you will be asked to pitch the cards. To start the procedure hold the deck in your
dominate hand and look at the palm of your other hand.
Put the top corner edge of the card parallel with the top part of your forefinger.
With your thumb, grip the right corner of the card and hold it in place.
Using your middle finger, flick the card while letting go with your thumb.
This should send the card flying. Your wrist should be firm and straight. Do not flick your wrist to
deliver the cards. Your fingers should do all the work. When holding the deck and delivering the cards;
hold it at the level of your stomach and slightly away from your body. Do not dip the deck when you are
delivering the hit card. Do not hold the deck chest high and close to you body. You want to protect that
deck at all times. When practicing aim, practice going from left to right since this will best emulate
being on a live game. Also, use an object as your target, because at the table you will be pitching to
the bets not the people.
Some casinos will want you to tuck your hole card while others will want you to do the simple maneuver. Every house is
different so make sure you know your house rules. The procedure for tucking your hole card starts when you get to your
hand. Remember to tuck the hole card underneath the top card as fast and low to the table as possible.
Take the top card from the deck and using your thumb push it out so it is ready for delivery. Put the deck
low to the table and close to your card but try not to cover the top card because the cameras always need
to see them.
Put the top right side edge of the card in between the forefinger and the middle finger so that the curve
from the tops of the fingers hides the card.
Use your left hand to hold the up card in place and press down slightly on the left edge so that the right
side is lifted and the hole card can be tucked efficiently. In a fast movement take the card from the top
of the deck and slide it under the up card.
Be careful because if your deck is too far away from the table or if your tuck is too wide then you will
flash your card and show the players. This is bad dealing and you could get fired.
The simple procedure for tucking the cards starts when you lay a card face down in front of you. Make
sure the deck is low and the maneuver is done quick enough that no one can see the card. Then you’ll
deliver the players their second card. When you get to your hand you will flip over one card so it is
face up. Straighten the cards so you can’t see the hole card underneath.