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How to Properly Deal Blackjack – Part III (Tips & Tricks)

The following bullet points are tips and tricks that didn’t organically fit into the other two articles. There is no order or reason to them, just look through them and learn. Tips & Tricks The biggest tip I can give … Continue reading

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How to Properly Deal Blackjack – Part I (The Basics)

Dealing Blackjack is one of the most common casino pit jobs, and also one of the most nuanced to deal. If you master it you can almost guarantee that you’ll pass most auditions and be that much closer to landing … Continue reading

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How to Properly Deal Blackjack – Part II (The Differences Between Single and Multi Deck)

In Part I we covered some basics of dealing Blackjack, and now we are going to discuss the difference in dealing the main two different types of Blackjack – Single/Double Deck and Multiple Deck (usually 4,6, or 8 decks). There … Continue reading

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The Five Worst Poker Scenes in Cinema

As I mentioned in “The Five Best Poker Scenes in Cinema”, there’s a ton of bad movies out there about the world of casinos, poker, horse tracks, and everything else. So, let’s talk about the worst poker seen on screen … Continue reading

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Card Player Cruises and IHP’s Inaugural Texas Poker Classic – Results and Pics

The cards have been thrown, the smoke has cleared, and the chips have finally settled. The inaugural Texas Poker Classic is over, and the 2016 champion has been crowned. But I get ahead of myself… For those that weren’t there, … Continue reading

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The Five Best Poker Scenes in Cinema

Who doesn’t love a great movie about gambling? There’s a ton of bad movies out there about the world of casinos, poker, horse tracks, and everything else – but I’m not gonna talk about them. I’m talking about the five … Continue reading

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How to Properly Pitch Cards When Dealing Casino Games

There are several games that require you to pitch cards as you deal (poker, single or double deck blackjack, and gin rummy, to name a few), so knowing how to do so professionally and effectively is a must. Once you … Continue reading

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How to Properly Shuffle a Deck of Cards for Poker

Every game in a casino has its own dealing quirks and tricks – poker is no different. There are things that are done in poker that are exclusive to poker, and some things that are just common. The shuffle is … Continue reading

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A Raffle with a Twist

Many of us dealt the Jen H. event at Royal Sonesta last month, but how many of you noticed that their raffle was a *little* different? I noticed, because I was dealing Pai Gow Poker, which meant no one wanted … Continue reading

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The IHostPoker Difference

Have you ever heard the phrase “You get what you pay for?” Of course you have – but do you agree with it? Of course you do – it’s true. Things that are cheaper tend to be cheaper for a … Continue reading

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