Dont give me the story about how little Timmy needs you to keep dealing because he needs the casino benefit package to pay for his chemotherapy. Don't give me the story that you are so well known as a good catcher you cannot get good game. At least 3 handles, some of the best advice given here, are former eye in the sky employees (one is even ex-Griffin). We even have Z-man, who has admitted some times that he does try to do some outside work occasionaly, but he is about the only one where such a large reputation is the reason for not getting it on.
Why do you count and preferentially shuffle when there is more money on the player side of the felt? We all can see from Max Rubin's testimony how little catchers make. With the IRS, we know how much you make as a dealer, or little as it turns out. We can even see the fun in how having the Horseshoe Las Vegas dealers go for their own has tied up so many IRS agents that otherwise would be contributing to the abuses in mutating society, though for other reasons, addressed in this link (which is on the anti-terrorism war that not even a top CIA official can stomach--see the section with the quote, "not worth saving.")
At least I am not a casino troll with all of those phoney surveys, seeking to build profiles. So come on and spill why you are......you know I want to use a certain phrase that would get me PBed? I am just a little poed about the phoney surveys popping up every two weeks and felt it was time to ask a meaty question. Afterall, as supposedly safe and satisfying as your "job," is now, you don't have the ability to increase your pay as your bankroll grows, and give me a break on the benefits. The HMO plans that the casinos usually include make the VA look like good careproviders. I know how many of you also have thought of doing what the Jolley Trolley (defunct casino that is now the gift shop northwest of the Sahara, at the corner of Sahara and the Strip) dealers started to do when the heat was on the hidden interests that were convicted there, and they lost pay in a followup bankruptcy. Preferential shuffling has a flip side. And I know about the pseudo count advice, that is part of dealer instructions that go a little beyond the rule of 6 etc. I know the difference between a dealer counting along and the dealer being told to note how many player hands are pat and how many took a hit and when the multiple card hands excede the others shuffle (that was started back in 1983 at the Riverside and Pioneer in Laughlin).
The past excuses are not sufficient IMHO. How about some real reasons, or even some new and more original "reasons?"
And afterall, some of the casinos that have dealers learn to preferentialy shuffle are some of the best stores to, look for banging dealers, side spot banger wear, and make location plays. The casinos just have to accept that people don't play except where the ploppies hear that we can win. Or are so many casinos playing with their FR software (see my posts on this on the Vegas Blackjack board here) that they already have chased away the ploppies?