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Dealers patting the table, why?

Old 02-21-05, 12:02 AM
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Dealers patting the table, why?

When the turn and river cards are dealt, I see dealers pat the table, why?
Old 02-21-05, 12:58 AM
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They're showing the players and the security cameras that there's nothing fishy going on, nothing being palmed, etc.
Old 02-21-05, 11:55 AM
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If you watch closely, you can read the lips of the dealer as they smack the table

"Whos your daddy?"
Old 02-21-05, 01:20 PM
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The dealer raps the table to indicate the action for that street is complete and s/he’s about to deal the next.

That’s it.

Although, I know a dealer who occasionally likes to say “Who’s your daddy?” Now I understand…
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I still hate it when I see it done.
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Pat? Man!
Old 02-22-05, 09:28 AM
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For instance, if you haven't acted yet and are OTB with your hands covering your cards, the sight of the dealer tapping the table should be your signal to speak up and announce that you haven't bet/checked yet. If the dealer burns and turns too early it could cost someone the pot or possibly a jackpot(yes, it has happened.)
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I’m curious: was the hand declared dead, or did the irregularity kill the jackpot?


I heard a good one this weekend. NL ring game, bad beat jackpot was ~$75k, but the “double jackpot” light was on, so it was actually $150k. The two players involved went into a betting war that ended up finishing the hand one minute after the doubling period ended.

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