Without getting into much detail, I was dealt a hand that. I wanted to draw additional cards to which would require me to put up more money. The dealer passed me up and flipped over the hole card and I threw a hissy tantrum and insisted that I be allowed to make the play I intended to make. The floor came over and explained I could not make that play but I could hit or stand if I wanted. Afterward I learned that this is the norm, and is allowed by regulations set by the governing authority of that casino. Which is worded such that in a situation where the dealer does not deal a player a card, they can do so ONLY BEFORE the dealer exposes the hole card, and aftwerward they can only have the choice to abandon their cards or ???? Because its usually unspecific other than you can abandon your hand and withdraw your bet. The curious point here is that, to my knowledge, this is the norm for at least two states with set rules governing their games, and there is NO PENALTY for the casino to prevent a player from doubling or splitting when they prematurely expose the hole card. This basically means the casinos could justle players like this at will and increase their hold by. A large factor since they are effectively changing the rules of the game, and reaping large chunks of EV everytime it happens, and as I said, no penalty to the casino via the governing body, which is fed up.