and then they deal people their double downs face down a lot of the time even without the person asking, which is major antisocial because it makes it harder for me to know the correct play if i dont see which card they got.
A lot of people want theirs face down..some will say "always double face down" which a good dealer will remember to do so every time. Its good customer service. So you could have not been there when it happened.
Also, there is no rule that says you are not allowed to ask to see the face down card.
and the sheer pressure or reminder every hand to bet the side bet when its such a sucker bet and is the only way the casino can make a profit, for theyre sure not winning off the regular game.
Same thing as above, some people play it every hand. Its good customer service to remind them about it if they didnt have it up. Never once has Mgmt said to pressure people into making side bets.
In craps, the stickman will say "anyone want hardways/ce/horn/hop etc." at the beginning of the roll..only for the purpose of reminding people about it being time to make the bets if those people are consistently doing do.
Now, if someone asks me what to do, i will gladly tell them and if they want to know more about why, i will try my best to teach them about it.