I was playing a decent double deck game in Vegas awhile back playing alone, spreading $5-$35. This old chinese looking guy was dealing. After the first couple rounds something didnt seem right. I was down quite a bit, and this guy always seemed to get amazingly lucky. He rarely busted, and always seemed to catch that perfect card to complete his hand. I always seemed to bust, like he knew a face card was coming and gives it to me at the perfect time. I started watching him very closely. One time he tried to pay me less on a blackjack, could have been an accident though. Another time he made a strange lifting motion with the deck, I only saw him do that once though. If he was dealing seconds it was hard to tell, but didnt look like it. Being down over 50 units I switched tables to get a new dealer and things changed, it was a normal blackjack game again and I won a little bit. Then dealer break time comes and the old chinese guy comes in the box. I'm telling myself it was just bad luck before and things will turn around. Immediaty when he starts dealing the horrible run of luck hits me the same as before. I'm watching his every move. The only reason I'm staying at the table is I want to find out what this guys doing so I'll know what to look for in the future. I'm curious and would like to report this guy if he is doing anything. I can't detect anything. Couldnt see any peeking technique him might have been using. This horrilbe luck continues and finally I leave after losing over 90 units to the guy. My biggest session loss in a double deck game. I look over a few minutes later as he's finishing off the 1 other player at the table. Things went back to normal with the other dealers in that casino but avoiding this dealer in the future is the plan for now. Anyone have a simular experiance or know what this guy could have been doing? I'm thinking possibly marked cards?
Playing single deck games I notice some dealers turn the deck upside down when dealing their final card. Why do they do this and could this be a peeking technique?