On Those Casino Pit Bosses

If you have spent much time in a casino, you’ve seen the pit bosses walking around, keeping an eye on things. Even if you’re doing nothing wrong, you might find them intimidating. The truth is, though, those pit bosses and other personnel are there to help you as much as help the casino.

Casino management is very concerned with protecting the integrity of the casino. They want every game to be on the up and up so customers can have a good time and no one gets ripped off. For that reason, everyone is monitored. I do mean everyone. All of the players are being watched by someone, even if it’s just the “eye in the sky.” Most people already knew that. What they might not know is that each employee is being watched as well.

If you’re playing blackjack, that blackjack dealer is being monitored. The pit boss or other personnel are looking for a number of things. They are checking to make sure the dealer isn’t sloppy with the cards, which could expose their hole card or result in them dealing the wrong card. They are also making sure the dealer doesn’t cheat to help certain players.

The casino doesn’t want you to cheat the dealer, for obvious reasons, but they also don’t want the dealer to cheat you, whether intentionally or unintentionally. After all, if a casino develops a reputation for cheating players, it won’t last long. Of course, if you’re counting cards, the dealer, pit boss and everyone else is also looking out for that.

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