Originally Posted by pooptarts92
are you sure you're in the poker room? that sounds like what a baccarat dealer does at the start of a shoe. if the first card is an 8, they burn 8 cards, if its a 2 they burn 2, etc.
That kind of sounds like what they do there. I've seen them burn a different amount of cards each time. One time I seen them flip over an ace and burn a ridiculous amount.
Originally Posted by Sonny
If it's a card room and not a casino then they probably charge a collection on each hand, which is terrible. Also, the card rooms here in California all deal a bastardized version of blackjack which requires a different basic strategy. Make sure the game that your local card room offers is a legit BJ game and not something like "No Bust BJ" or "Extreme 21" or some other gimmick. If you're just starting out then you might want to avoid card rooms and stick to casinos at first.
ya, it's a card room here in California, in turlock. It's a small room next to a movie theater. The dealers hit on soft 17 and they have a dealer bust side bet which will pay you out depending how many cards they used when they busted.
The casino I've been to before, but never really tried counting, is an Indian casino. Black oak is the name of the casino over here in northern California. They have lucky ladies side bets where if your first 2 cards equal 20 they'll pay you out extra. Which is why I want to try counting cards there so I'll know when most of the high cards are left and hopefully get some lucky ladies.