In the game of blackjack, the dealers are like the cooks in a restaurant. They put the cards and other stuff in the pot, mix it up, and voila! there you have it: the food you want. But how does the dealer play in blackjack? This article will show you how dealers make their moves in the game of blackjack.
First, let us start with the two types of dealers. There are the regular dealers, the ones who deal from one card to another, and then from card to card; the “old school” dealers. There is also the three-deck types of dealers.
The first dealer you will meet is the “old school” dealer. He will deal one card at a time from a hand of ten cards. As he reads the card, he will determine if the card can be read from left to right or from right to left: if it is a five, four, an ace, or three, etc. Then, he will place the card so that it is facing up or straight up. This is the dealer play we call the flop.
Now, the second type of dealer plays differently. This type of dealer reads the cards as the blindfolded dealer. When a card is read, the dealer may look at the cards in the card table, or over the cards in the flop, or both. The dealer will judge and make a call as to what the odds are for the player when it comes to the card being read.
Let us get back to the flop. The “blind” dealer plays this hand differently than the “old school” dealer. With the blind dealer, the dealer may look at the cards on the table and call the bet without looking at the other players. When the dealer calls, everyone must either raise or fold. Then, the dealer will take his card and read it. If it is a straight, the dealer will announce, “You have to raise.”
If you read the card and it is a straight, the dealer will announce, “You must fold.” In a two-table game with two players, the blind dealer will take a card face up from the two tables. The dealer may then hand out another card and ask, “Who wants to bet?” If the player bids, the dealer will again flip the cards face up for the third round of betting.
For some reason, many people believe that the “old school” blackjack dealers always call the bet before folding. What they do not realize is that the dealer only folds when he has missed the call, either by betting too much or by passing his card face down and having no other choice but to bet again. The dealer plays strictly by the set of rules, which are already in place, whether the casino allows for a “tell” or not.
The biggest mistake players make when playing against an experienced dealer is to bet large amounts of money that are outside of their bankroll. When this happens, it is inevitable that the players will all fold, as it takes a very long time for new players to become regulars. Therefore, it is important to stick with smaller bets and leave the big bucks to the pros. After all, they are the ones who know how the card values work and can beat you hands down.
Another question that often gets asked about how does the dealer handle his own card deck, and especially how does he get them. In short, the dealer will shuffle the cards before starting the game. This way, the chances of anyone seeing the card beforehand are slim. Plus, he may choose to keep the deck hidden until the last few cards are dealt.
During the course of the game, the dealer will deal the cards to the players face down. Before folding, he will reveal the card to the players. But usually, players bet when they see the Ace, King, Queen or Jack on a card and they are guessing wrong (either they think it is a 5 or a 9). So, they end up betting the full amount of the bet when they could have just bet partial amounts.
When a player bets, the dealer will deal another card to that player and the players will try to figure out who has bet what. In the case of multi-table blackjack, the dealer will go to all tables. The other players will bet when the dealer reveals the cards and will help him calculate how much the players have bet. Once the dealer has done with it, the game is over and the bettors will have to pay the house. Hence, learning how does the dealer play in blackjack is very important.