Hunterhill
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January 24th, 2018 at 12:57:49 PM permalink
On a humorous note,I once tapped in on stick,the outgoing stick says "the shooter is the guy with the glasses " he walked away and then I noticed every player had glasses.
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Doc
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January 24th, 2018 at 1:00:12 PM permalink
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Hell, I had a boxman refuse a bet because he didn't know what it paid! LOL.

It was something like $1,020 lay against the 5, IIRC.

Gotta admit that I didn't immediately know the payout on that one. I had to consider separately the payouts on the first $900 and on the remaining $120 and add them together. But then, I'm not a craps dealer, and as a player I don't go in for the lay bets, so this is sorta foreign territory for me. Still, it isn't really complicated. Suppose the same wager had been for a nice even $1,100 -- that might have required a pencil and paper!
RS
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January 24th, 2018 at 1:18:04 PM permalink
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Quote: RS

Hell, I had a boxman refuse a bet because he didn't know what it paid! LOL.

It was something like $1,020 lay against the 5, IIRC.

Gotta admit that I didn't immediately know the payout on that one. I had to consider separately the payouts on the first $900 and on the remaining $120 and add them together. But then, I'm not a craps dealer, and as a player I don't go in for the lay bets, so this is sorta foreign territory for me. Still, it isn't really complicated. Suppose the same wager had been for a nice even $1,100 -- that might have required a pencil and paper!


You don't need to know the payout in order to book a bet. If someone wants to bet $6,732 on the 8, you book the bet, then figure out the pay later, assuming it's within table limits. For bets you don't automatically know, you break it down into amounts you do know, so $6,732 would pay $7,000 + $700 + $140 + $14.

Just thought it was funny (and 98.01% incompetent) to refuse a bet because he didn't know what the pay was, when he's not expected to know what the pay is off the top of his head, but to be able to figure it out. So if you want to lay $1,100, the boxman is supposed to book it, then figure it out later. Also, it's not that hard since you can break it down into easier numbers.

Quote: Hunterhill

On a humorous note,I once tapped in on stick,the outgoing stick says "the shooter is the guy with the glasses " he walked away and then I noticed every player had glasses.


I've done stuff like that before, oftentimes without realizing it. When I first started at a new place, for some reason it was super busy and lots of action, so naturally, it kinda fried my brain, just thinking, "Get me off this evil table!" Dealer asked me who's shooting and I just responded, "I don't know" as if that was a perfectly reasonable answer (in my head at the time, it was a reasonable answer).

Dealing was actually a lot of fun, though. Then again it sucked a lot sometimes too. I guess it had its moments.
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DeMango
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January 25th, 2018 at 11:53:02 AM permalink
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Quote: RS

Hell, I had a boxman refuse a bet because he didn't know what it paid! LOL.

It was something like $1,020 lay against the 5, IIRC.

Still, it isn't really complicated. Suppose the same wager had been for a nice even $1,100 -- that might have required a pencil and paper!


Well $1100 is not divisible by 3 evenly!
FleaStiff
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January 25th, 2018 at 12:32:00 PM permalink
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Well $1100 is not divisible by 3 evenly!

For me it might be, particualarly under pressure.

I too saw a floor walkover and tell the box the hockey pucks were on two different numbers. The box settled on one of them but he asked the players at one end: anyone want it left as it was.

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