Now the real fun begins!
Hit or stand? Double-down? Insurance?
Players scrutinize their hands and Frank E.'s beautifully organized instructions to help them decide.
All except Patty: She can't believe she should take a hit with 16 - no matter what the dealer is showing!
Frank is explaining that the odds favor taking the hit.
Patty takes the hit, busts, and with g-r-r-reat satisfaction pronounces, "I told you so!!"
Those of you with sharp eyes can tell Patty doesn't have 16, but later, when she did, these conversations took place exactly as described!