WatchMeWin
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February 22nd, 2018 at 2:53:34 PM permalink
Anyone tip players or get tipped by players while at casino tables?

Im a pretty generous tipper to the dealers as I know the toke rate is their bread and butter. As long as they are cool and friendly, I take care of them. But tipping a shooter is a different story. I will tip a shooter if they had a hell of a roll and they weren't asking for tips.... or saying that they were shooting for the table in the middle of the shoot, thus looking for tips. I don't run into this problem too often because Im a hit n run guy and I dont stay on the table long....nor do I stay on a shooter looking for a long roll. However, last week I stayed on a shooter because I was up on the day and the table was empty for once ...and there was serious flow with the dice. The guy shooting was a nice dude and was new to the game. I dropped my bets down to the minimum and just power pressed. He rolled for 20 minutes... and when the table is empty, 20 minutes is a lot of numbers rolled!

At the end of the shoot , I threw him a nice tip. He wasn't expecting it, which made it all the more gratifying. I cant tell you how many times people at inner city casinos beg for tips and say ' you man, Im shooting for you'. or ' how about something for the shooter'. Com'on Man!
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GWAE
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February 22nd, 2018 at 3:01:57 PM permalink
I have been tipped twice. 1 time for 100 and the other 25.

I have only tipped once. Some younger kid playing for 1st time had a nice roll. It was a 4 point fire with lots of numbers. He was betting $5 pass, no odds, and no other bets. I made about 600 on the roll and gave him $50. He was a nice kid and was having a ton of fun with a few friends. I hope by tipping him I gave him a story to tell.
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billryan
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February 22nd, 2018 at 3:02:49 PM permalink
I had a guy throw me a black chip when I drew a queen on an A7. It would have made the dealers hand if I stayed. Guy started calling me Buddy, and tipping me red chips every so often while telling all the newcomers to join as I had the third base bag settled. Found out he was calling me Buddy Bell, the best third baseman from his youth.
gamerfreak
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February 22nd, 2018 at 3:11:04 PM permalink
Haha a guy kept giving me chips playing 3CP because he liked my sister and wanted me to play 2CP and PP. I should take my sister to the casino more often.
WatchMeWin
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February 22nd, 2018 at 4:09:41 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

Haha a guy kept giving me chips playing 3CP because he liked my sister and wanted me to play 2CP and PP. I should take my sister to the casino more often.



Nice!
'Winners hit n run... Losers stick around'
PlayYourCardsRight
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February 22nd, 2018 at 5:17:33 PM permalink
My best getting tipped story is from eons ago when Spanish 21 was just making it big.

I was at the MGM Grand, playing third base with my loverly $35 bet and the guy playing first base was alternating between 700 and 1000.

I forget the cards, but I could have hit or stood... must have involved an ace. I looked at him and asked what he wanted me to do. He said play your cards, he didn't care. I said, you have $800 on the hand, what do you want. He told me to take a hit.

The hit won him the hand, but I lose. He still threw me $50 and did so several more times during the night. Was a fun time.
Lucca3927
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February 22nd, 2018 at 6:31:09 PM permalink
I've only been witness to it once. The shooter kept throwing one prop bet after the next (2's, 12's, hard ways) while the tipper- who was drunk as can be- kept upping his bets and raking it in. At one point he was tossing the shooter a green every other roll. In the end the shooter sevened out but the prop better make a ton of money.
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phydeaux
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February 22nd, 2018 at 6:44:46 PM permalink
This has got to be 15-18 years ago on a Midwest ( Indiana) riverboat. Im shooting from the end of the table. Nothing remarkable seemed to be happening but I guess I was hitting alot of uptown numbers. As my usual I only had the 6/8 placed and was running my normal progression on them, so I was collecting on the 8s. After a bit my base dealer paid me 7$ on a hard ten. I'm say I don't have a hard 10. He says a player on the other end put it up for me. Actually had a 3way hard ten!
Now I have hit a few passes and starting to hit numbers all over the board. This is starting to be a bit of a long roll, as I got the dice just after a stick change and they are changing again. I have made good money and so have other players. Double odds was max odds and this was pre fire bet / sharpshooter bet. It seems each hard number i hit I am getting 7 or 9 bucks. I finally look at the hard way bets and there 200$ on each with 2$ piggyback.
I really have no idea how long I shot, I do know the boxman, who I knew, asked if I was still shooting. I replied, yea why? He commented that I got the dice long before he went on break and still had them when he came back.
That must have been the jinx, I 7out about 2 throws later. My total tip from the other player must have been around 100 bucks. He said thanks kid, he had made a great deal of money, as had most of the table if they were betting or pressing.
It was a good day, and a fun one.
I cannot remember being tipped again by somone

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prozema
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February 22nd, 2018 at 7:29:53 PM permalink
I was at the Margaritaville casino in the flamingo about a year ago standing on the $5 side of the craps table. I was pretending to be a dice setter... I would put the 3s on top and make an arrow shape pointing in the throwing direction.

I kept throwing 5's... I don't know how many, but it was a lot of 5s. The whole table was betting 5s except for me. I was just playing pass and come bets with some small odds.

I got plenty of high fives and one hug... But no tips.
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Doc
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February 22nd, 2018 at 9:20:58 PM permalink
Last October, I posted here about a strange craps session I had at the Rio a few nights earlier. I won't repeat the story now, but you can check out the link if you like. I don't think I mentioned it in that post, but the fellow player at the other end of the table -- the one who benefited most from my rolls -- did indeed tip me a black chip at the end of the hand.

Something similar has happened a couple of times before. On the other hand, I'm am never playing at a high enough level that I would win enough to warrant a significant tip to another player.

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