• Is there any way that the BJ dealers can rig the cards while hand shuffling? It just seemed strange one night when I was playing, all the tables were doing terrible. (dealer didnt bust hardly at all, and had a lot of 20's) At one point the dealer had Blackjack 8-10 times in a 20 min period. It's just hard to believe that the cards can fall that bad for so long and it wasn't just that table. Any comments?
  • I've wondered, too, if shuffling is rigged, especially with the new shuffling machines. Figures that if the "reader" (which used to be a mirror) can see an A or 10, a shuffling machine could read numbers, too, and simply shuffle to the casino's advantage. I'm a BlackJack newbie so pretty unfamiliar with how things work, so can anyone shed any light on this for someone who doesn't count or use anything other than Basic Strategy to play? Thanks!
  • Welcome to the world of negative flux guys,it is possible for cards to be that bad for that long. I have seen games where it is even worse than that. While there is a slight possibality a card mechanic could fix a game with out players knowing it it is pretty rare these days especially in big casinos.Was this happining with only one dealer or was it happining with any dealer that rotated to the table?
  • At the time it seemed that everybody was getting cleaned on all the tables. You would think it would change after a couple shoes anyways.It just seemed strange that it could be that much in there favor for so long. But i'll keep trying.
  • Hey guys, when you win a lot, it doesn't necessarily means you're a great player -- and when you lose a lot, it doesn't mean the dealer must be cheating. That's blackjack -- and it's sometimes very streaky ... for both you and the dealer.
  • I have streaks where I make 20 and 21 for 6 or 7 hands in a row... However I also have streaks where I have dealt out 4 suited blackjacks to one player in 25 minutes. I say suited blackjacks because you get a free bottle of wine with a suited blackjack as a promotion with $10 or more bet.
    I also go on streaks where I bust 5 or 6 times in a row. When its going bad for the player I turn 16's into 20 and 21. Blackjack is streaky game and it can run really good or really bad. The game is not rigid on live games on machines it is possible to rig it.
  • luciemac said:
    I've wondered, too, if shuffling is rigged, especially with the new shuffling machines. Figures that if the "reader" (which used to be a mirror) can see an A or 10, a shuffling machine could read numbers, too, and simply shuffle to the casino's advantage. I'm a BlackJack newbie so pretty unfamiliar with how things work, so can anyone shed any light on this for someone who doesn't count or use anything other than Basic Strategy to play? Thanks!


    I do not know how the shuffle machines work but I do know that the readers in a mindplay table know the exact order of the cards not yet dealt, but since that game is hand shuffled, it is another subject.

    If a shoe can be set up perfectly it would only work for a couple of hands because some player would hit or not hit at a time where a computer would come up with something different. Also, you are not considering the cut. A player cuts the cards thus putting a different group on top.

    It is just a game of wild swings. I have gotten 4 blackjacks in a row, 6 blackjacks in seven hands, seven aces in a row,and lost 22 hands in a row.

    ihate17
  • Even if you are a good player and make a lot of correct moves the odds still favor the house. How do you think they pay for all the dealers, the tables, free drinks you get, and the place that you play in. If you are a like a lot of the players and make a lot of mistakes when you are playing it greatly increases the houses odds. A shuffle machine doesn't set up the cards for the dealer to get all the good cards because there are differen't amount of players on every hand or there can be.

    If you are going to play blackjack in a casino do it with money that you can afford to lose because odds are the house will get it if you play long enough. You have to understand that the casinos have a mathimatically edge on almost every bet made in a casino.

    In blackjack how many times have you busted and lost when the dealer did the same?
  • Casinos don't make their money by players losing. They make their money by paying the winners less than true odds.Take roulette,as an example. The real odds of hitting any single number are 38-1.But the casino only pays the winner 35-1.That 3 points is the tax casinos charge for winning,everything else is unimportant.Losers come and go. Winners stay and pay that tax on every hand they win.

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