Cheating in Blackjack: Card Mucking
Card mucking is a common cheating method used in blackjack. They are also used in other card games such as poker. It is often confused with card switching. In card switching, the player switches the cards by using their own cards. In card mucking, the players switch the card with one of the card in the deck. For example, if the cheater is holding 2 cards in his hand, he will ask for another card so that he can replace it. He will keep the old card so that it can be used later. Hand mucking ensures that other player won’t know the cards that are in the folded hand.
Card mucking is an easy trick. Many people have mastered the skill to cheat their friends when playing the blackjack game. Card mucking is known by other names such as hand mucking. Card mucking also refer to the sleight of hand. If the sleight of hand method is used, the ace will be hidden from the table so that he can reach a ten to win the game.
Most of the casinos are familiar with card mucking. To counter this problem, the casino has setup various security system to track it. In the casino, there is a lot of CCTV camera that is constantly monitoring over the players in the card room. The personnel are responsible for watching the players in different card room. If he detect a cheat has taken place, he will inform the security guard. The cameras are able to spot a cheat without his knowledge. In the casino, there are many trained dealers whose work is to observe player that carry out illegal winning tricks. The trained dealers are skilled in all kinds of card cheats such as card markings, card counting, shuffling of cards and etc.