billryan
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July 26th, 2019 at 5:14:51 PM permalink
Was playing low stakes when a middle aged guy joined us. He wasn't very talkative and played normally so I didn't really pay much attention. He did seem to be overtipping but that's not at all unusual. Then I started to see an interesting pattern. It's six decks and he'd only tip deep in the shoe. He was betting $15-30 but tipping a dollar. He'd put the dollar on top of his bet and tell the dealer they were partners. If he won, he tossed the dealer a dollar and asked if he wanted to go double on the other dollar. He was, in effect, making the dealer his partner. Doing this, a dealer could make it big on a winning streak. Seems like casinos wouldn't allow this but the pit was right there.
I normally tip one bet per hour give or take a bit, but breaking it into ten or twelve mini tips might work to ones advantage.
FleaStiff
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July 26th, 2019 at 5:24:35 PM permalink
The casino could avoid even the potential conflict here by simply paying the dealers more, but casinos are not going to do that, so this "mini tips to induce the dealer to aid me" is an opportunity. However if there is a burned or separator card, the Pit is not likely to allow any leeway.
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July 26th, 2019 at 7:47:01 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Was playing low stakes when a middle aged guy joined us. He wasn't very talkative and played normally so I didn't really pay much attention. He did seem to be overtipping but that's not at all unusual. Then I started to see an interesting pattern. It's six decks and he'd only tip deep in the shoe. He was betting $15-30 but tipping a dollar. He'd put the dollar on top of his bet and tell the dealer they were partners. If he won, he tossed the dealer a dollar and asked if he wanted to go double on the other dollar. He was, in effect, making the dealer his partner. Doing this, a dealer could make it big on a winning streak. Seems like casinos wouldn't allow this but the pit was right there.
I normally tip one bet per hour give or take a bit, but breaking it into ten or twelve mini tips might work to ones advantage.



Just sounds like a variation on old style tipping.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
RS
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July 26th, 2019 at 9:44:41 PM permalink
That’s relatively common. It’s called “player control”.
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July 27th, 2019 at 5:43:29 AM permalink
I was on a game of E-Blackjack and tipped the dealer cause she had a big set of knockers exposed every time she bent over.

But she just ignored my tip.
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July 27th, 2019 at 9:21:39 AM permalink
Not all that unusual. I usually tip $5 or so a session. I take whites and play a dealer bet whenever the urge strikes me, zero pattern. What upset me last time was myself and my buddy were the only two to tip anything in over an hour at the table.
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billryan
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July 27th, 2019 at 9:25:45 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Not all that unusual. I usually tip $5 or so a session. I take whites and play a dealer bet whenever the urge strikes me, zero pattern. What upset me last time was myself and my buddy were the only two to tip anything in over an hour at the table.



Which has zero to do with this pattern but thank you for sharing.

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