All bets must be made in the betting circle. Money or cheques that are outside of the circle or in between the circles
are to be considered invalid. Say “No Bet” and push the cheques back towards the player. Scan the layout to make sure
that there are no players betting under the minimum or over the maximum, and that the cheques are stacked correctly
before you deliver a card. Once the card is dealt there can be no changes to the bet. On a handheld deck, the players
can only touch the cards with 1 hand. Do not let them hold the cards with two hands. On a shoe, the players may not
handle the cards. If a player touches the cards don’t overact, explain the rules politely. Players should never touch
other player’s cards or the dealer’s cards.
Now that the cards have been dealt, it is time for the players to make their decisions. Starting with the first bet on the left; wait for
the player to indicate their decision with a clear hand signal. Do not take out a card until the player has made the signal. When the player
makes a hand gesture, it should always be besides or behind their bet. As the dealer you must make sure that the player never signals over
his bet or in front of his cards because this will block the view of the cameras and makes it easier for players to alter their bet. Never
accept a verbal direction; the player must give a hand signal because the cameras need to be able to see the player give you his decision
as a hand signal. If you ever deal someone a soft hand, for example a soft 13, then you must announce it as “3 or 13”.
The dealer will use their thumb to push the top card out.
With your right hand grasp the card with your middle finger and ring finger being on top and your forefinger and thumb under the card.
Flip the card from bottom to top. Set the card in front of the betting circle. This is a quick delivery that keeps the dealer in control
of how their table looks and keeps the game going.
Once all of the player’s hands are done it is time to flip over your card. Take your thumb and forefinger and grip the top card. Use the
top card to flip over the hole card and then place the top card to the right of the hole card.
All the additional hit cards must be placed on the right hand side of the dealer’s original 2 cards. The dealer’s cards must have a space
in between them and also be in a straight line so that they can be seen clearly by the floor and the cameras.
The dealer must stay on hard 17 and higher, and they must hit on soft 17 and lower. Being a break-in dealer it is a good idea for you to
announce the total of your cards before starting the Take & Pay Procedure.