4. Set a limit
Leaving the table to hit the ATM, or rummaging for cash, is a sign that you should probably go do something else. “Come in with a specific figure in mind, and stick to it.,” says Alicia. “When it’s gone, it’s gone. You’re going to have to walk away at some point, so might as well be now.”
5. Follow basic strategy
While most dealers will be more than happy to help you out with a quick recap, it’s just basic manners to show up with a clue, and also know which moves are annoying as hell. “Don’t split 10s. Things like that will just make you really unpopular at the table,” says Erik. “And also, you are spending money. You wouldn’t go buy a TV without some research.”
6. Don’t high-five
As tempting as it is when you win, dealers are absolutely not permitted to touch you with an open hand. They can fist bump you, but don’t be surprised if they flinch at first: it’s probably not that exciting to them that you just won $20.