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Hole Card Shoe, back side (black), by “nubs 1981”

Please enjoy this guest video by “nubs 1981”. In this video, nubs shows one of the most common ergonomic reasons for hole-card exposure in a blackjack shoe game, namely, the shoe is placed too close to the edge/lip of the discard tray. In order to avoid the tray, the dealer lifts the corner of the card over the edge, exposing the card to a spotter at third base.

I have a similar video taken from actual surveillance footage that I used to share in my seminars, but I am unable to share that video in a public forum.  What I am saying is that this happens in real life.

Thank you nubs 1981.

Hole-Carding Three Card Poker, Lesson #3: Table Tactics

If you’ve made it this far, then you are interested in learning some of the details about how hole-carding Three Card Poker works in practice. In this video I cover the “spotter,” the “big player,” playing blind, playing as friends in a group, signaling and tells. I finish by talking about some of my personal experiences hole-carding this game.

If you have not yet watched the first two episodes, please consider getting this background before watching this episode, otherwise, enjoy!

Lesson #1 — The Basics


Lesson #2 — Simple is not Easy


Hole Carding Three Card Poker, Lesson #2: Simple is Not Easy

Hole-carding three card poker may seem like the easy way to riches for the worn out and exhausted blackjack card counter looking for a new method. In my previous video (Lesson #1), I made the case that it was easy to beat 3CP and get a huge 3.48% edge over the house by exploiting the fairly common case of finding a sloppy dealer. In this video, I pop this bubble by exposing the harsh reality of everything that can go very wrong.

Lesson #1 here: https://youtu.be/2b5DmOl4Inw

Hole-Carding Three Card Poker, Lesson #1: The Basics

Hole-carding means finding the value of a card that you were not meant to know during the normal course of a casino game. For example, the dealer’s down card in blackjack, or the first Player card in baccarat. But this method has found it’s most frequent use in modern proprietary games, like Three Card Poker.

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Fourteen Legal Ways to Beat the House that Aren’t Blackjack Card Counting

If you ask gamblers to tell you a method to beat the house, they’ll usually talk about blackjack card counting or poker players. They’ll say how smart you have to be to count cards, and they’ll lament the years they spent as a losing poker player (or lie about it).

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Eleven Legal Ways to Beat Blackjack that Aren’t Card Counting

Beating the house is what many gamblers go to a casino to do. Unfortunately, the most common method that players attempt is almost certainly doomed to failure. I’m talking about ordinary blackjack card counting. From the sheer difficulty of the method to the hyper-awareness of casino staff to bankroll fluctuations, ordinary blackjack card counting is the last method a player should attempt.

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