Eldon, I saw your excellent response to the Dealer error BJ thread so I have a question to an incident I found myself in the middle of years back over at Rio. I am sitting at first base at a green chip min. table and, along with other players, a heavy black chip bettor is sitting one seat away from third base. It was a shoe game and the dealer had become accustomed to who knew what they were doing and who didn't, many times pulling out the "hit card" before a knowledgeable player called for it (was this the first mistake?). Anyhow the heavy hitter has $700 in play with a 6 showing against the dealer's picture card. Coming to him, the dealer pulls out the "hit card" at the same time the player puts his hand up and says, "Hold it". Now the dealer pulls back the hit card (2nd mistake?), but the damage had already been done. She had slightly turned the hit card as it came out of the shoe and I saw it was a 4. The guy guessed I had seen the card and asked me, "Do I want that card?" I looked at the dealer, but she gave no indication at all to help me in my predicament. Finally I just said, "I don't think it will hurt you". Having a 10 under the guy took the card for a 20. The dealer pulled out her buried card...an 8 with a win for the black chipper. He toked me 2 greens and play continued as if nothing happened. Now, Eldon, was correct procedure followed by the dealer? Specifically, should she have burned the card right after the guy said, "Hold it".? Anybody else found themselves in weird situations similar to this?