The dealer receives a 10 or ace up card - When you have a 10 or an ace up card then you’ll need to check and make sure you
do not have a blackjack. There are two different ways of doing this depending on what casino you’re at. If your casino doesn’t
have a mirror on the table, then you will probably be checking the cards by hand.
If the casino does have a mirror on their table then you would follow this procedure. If you have a 10 up card, then quickly
put the lower left hand corner into the slot area and look at the mirror. If the area is white you do not have a blackjack,
if the area is filled, you do have a blackjack.
If you have an Ace up card, then you are going to turn the cards sideways and announce insurance while running your hand
under the insurance line. Once all decisions have been made then take the cards and put them in the contraption with the
lower left hand corner going into the slot.
If the mirror shows a white space, then you do not have blackjack, if the space is filled then you do have a blackjack.
Because every casino is different, it is a good idea to go to the casino you want to apply at and watch them to see how
they check their ten and ace up card. That way when you are auditioning you won’t stumble if you get a ten or ace up card.
Most of the dealer’s time is spent handling cheques; that is why it is important to practice this at home. You will cut
cheques when you make change, pay or take bets, and when you verify a bet. The reason why cheques are used is because
it makes it easier and faster to deal a game, and the cheques are easier for the cameras and the floor to read. Always
keep the higher denomination closest to you so you can protect those chips. Crumpled bills everywhere would slow things
down to such a crawl that no one would ever want to gamble.
This a term used to describe the physical act of handling the cheques. The word originates from the act of using the
forefinger to separate a stack of cheques.
This is the standard way to cut cheques because it is fast, easy to see and because it provides good game protection.
Sizing into the bet makes it hard for a nervous break-in dealer to mess up.
To start the procedure, grip a small stack of cheques in your hand and use your thumb and pinky to push the bottom
of the stack next to the bet.
Place your forefinger on top of the bet and slide the tip of your forefinger back into the stack your holding as
you lift up, leaving a stack the same size as the original.
Never drop cut on a blackjack game; for games such as craps and roulette drop-cutting is useful. The reason why
you’re not allowed to drop cut is because it is easy for a dealer to cheat by over paying the player’s bet.