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Blackjack Amazement

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JNEWFIFTY, Jun 2, 2009.


    JNEWFIFTY Member

    If anyone has ever been to the casino in Montreal, then you may know that at many of those blackjack tables, you are allowed to play behind someone, meaning you can bet on a person's hand.

    I never did that in my trips to Canada and always found it absurd. Fast forward to this past weekend and I'm in the Atlantic City area for work. Get done filing and head over to the Showboat to play some blackjack. I find a $10 table and I'm sitting there playing when a couple comes over. The girls sits and starts playing and a short time later, the guy starts placing bets behind his girlfriend/wife's hand. The dealer says nothing, the pit boss also says nothing.

    I asked is this allowed and the dealer confidently shook his head that yes it was.

    Any thoughts or experience on this from the gallery? I myself was shocked.
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    It would be no different than the lady playing $20.

    House still has an advantage. The more people that play, the better chance the house has at winning money.

    JNEWFIFTY Member

    And that's fine, but do want some a-hole reaching over you while you're playing?
  4. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    It's allowed at Foxwoods as well, and plenty of other casinos I've been to.
    If there are no seats available, it allows people waiting to get some action.

    If you don't want someone playing behind your cards, say so. But otherwise, no big deal.
  5. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Let's see . . . seven seats, seven players behind them. Sounds like the makings of utter chaos.
  6. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Could care less if I'm winning.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    If you don't like someone else playing your cards, just start splitting your 10s and hitting on 18.
  8. Some Guy

    Some Guy Active Member

    Just make sure she is, indeed, 18 [/rkelly]
  9. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    I once played a game in Reno called "rainbow 21." Each seat at the table had a color assigned, and each seat had squares of each color on the table in front of it. You could bet the hand of anyone/everyone at the table. It was actually really fun, because I was playing with a bunch of my family.
  10. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Once played a game called Cowboy.
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I bet nobody sits behind Buckweaver.
  12. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    So why don't you? :D
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