What the hell is going on with the dealers in the UK? Where do they get these people? Rude, ignorant and strangely have some sort of authority complex! They dont seem to get how it works, players bring the dealers wages to the casino and deposit them on the cloth yet the dealers treat the players like scum. I'm not talking about all dealers of course but it does seem theres a lack of training being given to these people.
I have seen a dealer tell a player not to split those 8's against the dealers 6 and the dealer actually believed this was good advice. They do a double take when I hit my soft 18 against 10 and shake their head when I split 8's against a 9. If your looking for advice and ask the dealer what the basic strategy play is then expect a blank face. Basic strategy? Most of the players are as bad though...
I have seen a players 14 doubled against a dealers 10, 6's split against a dealers ace and players splitting 10's left right and centre (no they werent counting). Everyone takes insurance. The lack of basic knowledge of the game is unreal amongst players that visit the casino daily. Im sick of hearing run of the cards and dont open another box now its going well!
Your at third base and take a 5 when hitting 16 and take the 'dealers card' and recieve a torrent of abuse from the table as the dealer turns a ten (UK no hole card) to make 20. "You took the dealers bust card" they look at you like you just took a sh1t on the table! If you knew a 5 was coming then why didnt you say dear? I can give as good as I get but my poor freind who played blackjack for the first time last week left the table after 5 minutes due to the bad vibes. Its always the people who dont know how to play that have the biggest gobs.
Glad to get that off my chest. At least we still have Vegas
Whats the dumbest thing you have seen in a casino?
I once saw a tramp turn $20 into $2000 playing a blackjack side bet at the Plaza only to give it all back over the next 2 days.