The details are. Any pro knows that Rings can be used to see the reflection of Paint (color) in the top card allowing the dealer to know he has a ten card on the top..!!! This dealer was wearing five Rings...!! Two on one hand and three on the other..!! Come on.. Also a Band-Aid on the thumb (he had one) is used to get a better grip of the second card making it easier to deal seconds. Rings and band-aids are cheating devices and have no place at a BJ table. I did some checking around and most casinos do not let dealers wear rings and in some cases even watches. The Island View is Privately owned ( By Who knows )casino and can do what ever they want...!!! Get It..!! Their Management is aware.!! Trust me..!!! I just want as many people to know about this as possible....!!!
Note: Dealers have been known to slip chips under their watches..
Dealing seconds is when the dealer slightly pushes back the top card on a hand dealt deck , sees its value by some device such as a ring or mirror then deals the second card in the deck continually until he needs the top card either to hurt you the player or to help his hand... its very easily done and undetectable by the average player. The dealing of the second card is to fast to see. The band-aid makes it easier for the dealer to pull out the second card, gives him more friction ...... Did you ever read a book on card cheating...? This is done in poker games all the time....!!!!
So, after reading Carl1956's explanation of seconds and after watching the Google YouTube, is dealing seconds therefore only applicable to pitch games? (So you therefore wouldn't automatically worry about a dealer with rings or a Band-Aid on shoe games, right?)
Also, is the only way for a dealer to cheat on a shoe game by means of a "cooler"?
Cheating shoes are available. They permit the dealer to peek the top card and deal seconds. However, from a risk standpoint, a casino using a cheating shoe is a LOT more exposed than a casino using cheating dealers on a pitch game, since the shoe must be physically present and, thus, can potentially be discovered by regulators.
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