Does anyone know where I could find information regarding left handed dealers on blackjack? I have seen a dealer holding the deck in his right hand (with the discard rack also being on the right side of the layout) and pitching the cards with his left fingers. This seems like a big game protection issue and I would like to find credible information about this before something is said to this person. Thank you for any help.
I am left handed and was trained as a BJ dealer 30+ years ago, by a professional instructor brought in from LV. I was not allowed to do anything differently in pitching the game from a right-handed dealer, just because of game protection issues. They were quite specific about finger placement, which hand did what, how to maneuver the cut card to shield the bottom, and exact handling procedures for shuffling, dealing, and sweeping the cards. There are very subtle differences between how the cards are held in a proper grip and those grips that enable dealing bottoms, seconds, and other stuff, and player sightlines and shuffler/discard bin positioning are also critical considerations in not exposing cards.
No idea if that's any help. I would guess there's a problem with that dealer. But just a guess, as I only dealt a year and am not up on current practices.
I am left handed and was trained as a BJ dealer 30+ years ago, by a professional instructor brought in from LV.
Wow Babs, I didn't know you were a BJ dealer. Ironically, I was a BJ dealer for three weeks and quit because they wouldn't give me the Saturday off I needed to take the Air Traffic Controller test.
Which shoulder gets tapped is in the manual, which direction they approach the table from is in the manual.... and there is nothing in the manual about lefties or righties. Nothing.