Originally Posted by Grinderinoz
Agree with this theory, however I dont know if i'd follow thru with it if it actually happened to me. Has this actually occured to anyone tho ?
happened to me more times than I can remember (at Foxwoods Casino)......
said.......I tell them that they're exposing their hand and I say it loud enough for the dealer and others at the table to hear....
usually the dealer will then tell the player they must
protect their hand and they will keep an eye on them.... most times it happens when a player is tired or had too much to drink.... occasionally it's just due to inexperience ... and once in a while it could be intentional...they're acting tired or buzzed, but actually they're fine and are flashing cards to their table partner
I will not lean back to try
to see the players hand.... but if they repeatedly keep showing me without any effort on my part to see it...and I end up HU with them in a hand, ......I will use what I've seen to take their cash, and they can chalk it up as money paid for services rendered (ie; they paid for a lesson on why they should protect their hand)
but its best to tell the dealer if it keeps happening.......not only out of honesty, but also because the guy on the other side of him or other players may see his cards some hands .... and if someone else sees them when you didnt, they may use that info to take your chips.......
it's not just a good idea for a player to protect his hand for his own good, it's a rule
to protect the integrity of the game for all involved....a player that repeatedly exposes their hand should be removed from the table
I'd much rather play at a table where everyone protects their hands than have someone who flashes cards regularly(even if i'm the one seeing most of them)... that player showing cards may deserve to lose their money, but it's not fair to the rest of the table if 1 or 2 players have extra info all the time