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When a player in the blinds leaves the game. And a quote that caught my attention: When there are only two players The normal rules for positioning the blinds do not apply when there are only two players at the table. The player on the button is always due the small blind, and the other player must pay the big blind. The player on the button ...
I always thought that Poker operators used 'lackies'. A lackie is a player salaried by the House, given chips, but is destined to lose. No-one is hurt as the pot is just bigger, and the lackie is free to make wild bets to disconcert punters and take them off big hands. Rolling the deck could be communication with a lackie.
The biggest concern is that a card from the bottom of the deck may become exposed, which could give some players an unfair advantage. The other concern, as you mentioned, is that card manipulation often requires the card handler to do things like roll the deck. Being a good cheat is real hard work though, so I'm guessing you can be 99.999% sure the dealer ...
Why would a dealer not always keep a deck low and level? A dealer who does not keep the deck level is ignorant or lazy about good dealing procedure or cheating you. Rolling the deck is just plain sloppy dealing of the worst kind. What is going on when they roll a deck? Is the dealer cheating or just lazy? More likely then not the dealer is just ...
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