I'm just curious as to how often dealer's make errors while paying off Blackjack bets. It seems at least once every trip, I have to stop a dealer from either taking my bet when I've won or they don't pay me when I win (usually they say I've pushed until I point out otherwise.) Sometimes it works in my favour so it's not all bad. On a recent trip to a popular casino in Reno, I sat at a table with four other players and a slow, new dealer. It'd been a long, liquid night and I had a $20 bet out. I was seated at first base, so when I was dealt a blackjack, dealer paid me off $30. I increased my bet to $30 and waited while the rest of the table played out their hands. Dealer bust, so she paid off all the players, including me again. She placed $45 beside my bet, saying ""oh ya, you had a blackjack". Now you have to remember this dealer was slowwwww. In my less than sober state, I didn't say anything because I actually wondered if we'd played a new hand that I'd completely forgotten. She started dealing the next hand when the light came on. She looked at me, I at her, and we had an instant of "I won't tell if you don't". At another club in Vegas, I've been paid as a winner on a $50 hand that I know I lost. Dealers have also given me a push a couple times on a losing hand. That said, at this particular casino, I make a point of playing mostly sober and with full concentration because I've also had dealers try to take my bets when I've had a winning hand. I once played with a male dealer there who made so many mistakes that he started checking with me before paying anyone (I didn't stay long at his table because it was just too much work). I'm well aware they are not the best dealers at this casino, but so long as I pay attention, it's an advantage to play there. I figure if the casino wants to hire dealers based on attributes other than their math abilities, it's not my place to tell them how to run their business. So I'm wondering if it's just me? Do I somehow rattle the dealers or does this happen just as often to other players?