tongni
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January 6th, 2014 at 3:15:20 AM permalink
It's easier to conceal marking cards with both hands. They may believe that it prevents card swapping, but a skilled cheat can do both with one hand. In poker you can put one hand over the other and press down hard in the spot where you need to without anyone seeing. The games where you only have two or three cards can suffer the most from marked cards, so it makes sense to implement this if you believe it will provide any protection.

With a sophisticated cheater, casino personnel will very likely be unable to detect the marks even if they knew they were there. The only way to defend yourself is to look for certain "tells", like a certain finger being kept away from the cards most of the time deliberately, repeatedly going back to the place where they keep the solution, etc. If you allow players to use both hands those things can be harder to observe.
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January 6th, 2014 at 7:34:19 AM permalink
Quote: tongni

It's easier to conceal marking cards with both hands. They may believe that it prevents card swapping, but a skilled cheat can do both with one hand. In poker you can put one hand over the other and press down hard in the spot where you need to without anyone seeing. The games where you only have two or three cards can suffer the most from marked cards, so it makes sense to implement this if you believe it will provide any protection.

With a sophisticated cheater, casino personnel will very likely be unable to detect the marks even if they knew they were there. The only way to defend yourself is to look for certain "tells", like a certain finger being kept away from the cards most of the time deliberately, repeatedly going back to the place where they keep the solution, etc. If you allow players to use both hands those things can be harder to observe.



That's really interesting, tongni! Thanks!
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.

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