I thought they were signaling. I’d think marking cards in a casino game with a dealer would be a difficult exercise. Especially as a tag team signaling would be more effective
I understand nicking cards is so you can false deal cards by feel. It’s not really a visible mark. Especially hard to identify if somebody down the table has a nicked card and what it is. I’m glad they got discovered and blackballed but I would still bet they were just signaling and squeezing the guys at the table.
Ok. I’ll take your word for it. I’m not involved and not calling you out or anything.
I have a decent library on cheating history and methods and was just discussing my thoughts based on what I think a two man team could get away with in a casino card room. It’s a personal interest and I’ve sat in a game with a marked deck and can tell you it’s damn hard to track. Marking is more effective in small 5-6 handed games at smaller tables. Also, they have to deal with a casino dealer handling and swapping out the decks. I’ll take your word for it but still think it’s a lot of complexity foe them.
How many tables did the dog track have? Is it common to keep a deck in play indefinitely?
But the problem wasn't discovered until you asked for a new deck to be put into play? That would suggest that they were using the same deck, day after day after day...
I know you said the Cubans rushed to get their seats... Did they always play the same table?
It is a link to Amazon, but I am not an affiliate. Don't know about the font, that is just how it posted.Is that a book about cheating at poker? In a large font? To what appears to be an Amazon affiliate link?
I play online, as you could clearly read above, and the few home games I play are casual, fun games with friends. Cheating isn't part of anything I even remotely want to do.
They always arrived at the 10am open and rushed inside to guarantee they got seats 1 and 6 at the first table, EVERY time
Not that it matters now, but the manager could've pulled a switcheroo on the Cubans. Let them sit at whatever table they want and have the main game start at a different table and fill in those 2 seats with other people. You see them leave or cause a fuss? In Among Us speak, "That's sus."
Lack of updates... maybe the Cubans were actually Haitians and they performed voodoo on Anthony's back...
At my game I use a fresh set up for every game- Opened by the dealer at the beginning of the game. I use custom chips and the bag system so I can easily account for every chip at the end of the night. Any rebuys for an additional bags are done with hi denomination chips only so I easily know how many rebuys are out there and can quickly know if any hi denomination chips are missing. Nobody touches the chip inventory except for me (which is kept in the closet).The nice thing about hosting a game with anti-cheating measures in place, is that when you sit in another game where those standard measures aren't in place, you notice the lack of security. When you notice the lack of security, it is far easier to become more vigilant for yourself.
Of course some security is hard to notice, like checking to see if the deck is nicked. After my games, I wipe the cards clean in case there is a mark (however random) and run my fingers over the edges. For a couple years, I would find nicked edges. One player had slipped to the do not invite (banned) list, and we haven't had a nicked card since.
Now, I don't believe that the player was cheating. He did an overhand shuffle which would increase the chance of card-edge damage, and it was common for him to slam-discard his hands in disgust. I kept track of which cards were being marked, and there did not appear to be rhyme or reason. Still he was a winning player, and threads like this make me go...
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