The other time I believe was at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana. I sat at a BJ table where my plan was to play about 5 hands, get a chip and leave. I ended up staying for about 30-40 minutes because the other player asked to bet $5 on my side wager. I don’t remember what wager it was but it was one where the payout was only 4-1 I think so it came decently often. Every time it hit he would give me $5. He must have given me $50-$100. I was being paid to play especially since I was only betting $5 a hand.
That sounds like my first craps experience. I was 19 or 20, and my buddy and I went out on a gambling boat out of Ft. Lauderdale.Quote: GWAE
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.
Towards the end of the night, I got on a hot roll. I must have made 10 passes in a row. I didn't know about the odds bet, so I was just betting the pass line. I remember this one shot during this roll... the point was 10, and the guys at the other end of the table were betting the hardways. I threw the dice and one of them bounced up off the felt, hit the cushion that surrounds the top of the table, went about three feet straight up in the air, and landed back on the felt. Hard 10! Everyone got a kick out of that. I heard one of them say, "That certainly was 10 the hard way!"
Anyway, towards the end of the roll, other players were making hardways bets for me. One guy even gave me odds on my pass line bet. I really had no clue what was going on, but I had lots of fun and netted a couple of hundred by the end of the cruise.
Ironically, my luckiest moment of that evening wasn't at the tables. It was on the drive home. It was about 2 AM, and we're on I-95 going north. I saw a guy driving southbound in my lanes! Fortunately for me and my buddy, I spotted him well off and was able to get to the shoulder and stay out of his way. If we had met from opposite sides of one of the many overpasses on that stretch of road, well, let's just say WoV would have one less member.
I have also tipped the table (cards) several times, in very specific circumstances.
1. If a game dealing procedure depends on an exact amount of people playing to get the cards I've gotten, especially if my hand would otherwise be the dealer's if they weren't.
2. If I have placed a side bet that pays big hands.
3. If that sidebet wins big.
4. If it's been a friendly and enjoyable table otherwise.
5. I'm in the mood to do it because the cards are running well.
I will share the wealth. As well as tip the dealer.
Did it once two weeks ago in Vegas. Playing UTH, 3am, one other player at the table, pleasant dealer, up over 400 flat-betting $10 ante, $5 Trips. Other guy is down a couple hundred, but continuing to play, enjoyable company, nice conversation, looking a little light in the br . $1 progressive also in play, only pays first 5 cards.
I have Kx, and 4-bet it, so maximum exposure. Dealer flops the other 3 kings. Sah-weet!
Can't recall the exact progressive paytable, but the whole payoff to 5 spots was worth $800+. I don't get the 4th king if the other player isn't there (procedure on this table is, all 5 community cards, dealer, then 1st base around to 3rd base, where I'm sitting).
Tipped the dealer $50. Tipped the player $50. Way overgenerous, sure. But entertaining, and he totally wasn't expecting it, so fun. Dealer might have thought he should have gotten the whole hundred if I was going to be tipping that much, but who cares.
Two years ago, I managed a 40 minute roll on the pass line at Casino Royale. I only made 4 points during that 40 minutes, but I hit all the numbers. There were two sets of parents at the other end of the table each with a child who looked just over 21. They placed all the numbers during my roll and the six of them coloured up between $400-500 each after I had my 7-out. One of the moms came to me at the end of the roll and thanked me and shook my hand. I didn't want to tell her that it was all random so I just said, "Your welcome". After they left the stickman asked me if they tipped me and I said no.
I've never tipped another player. I've never really considered it, but this thread has me thinking that I might in the future if I run into a situation where I've had good fortune and fun.
Remembering back to my good roll at Casino Royale the son of the one couple, who was on the other side of the stickman from me, had a decent run too. It was 20 minutes without a 7-out, but he managed to make more points than me. I probably should have tossed him $5 for his roll.
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 r 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!
Always tip the shooter or put him back in the game.
Just the other day, there was a shooter that lost his money but stayed at the table. He is a known regular and had a very nice rolling technique with a vertical dice set (Stacking the dice and tossing them to back wall.
He did roll POS a few times but on the other hand he would roll tons of numbers.
The problem with him was his betting. He placed all the numbers and pressed his wins. This is not the way to play craps. guy would seven out before he reached a profit.
I had just 2 numbers and the guy made me more than $200 practically every time he got the dice.
I surprised him when I had his PASS LINE, FIRE BET, C&E covered when he got the dice he made me a quick 100.00 back in no time at all. he made some points and managed to bankroll just under 100 also in his shooting.
Moral of the story, Take care of the regulars that you know will make you money. The best shooters are those regulars that are broke 50% of the time.
I don’t remember the exact amount, but it was something like $4,368. It took the dealers several minutes to pay it because they couldn’t figure out how to do “4000*9 + 300*9 + 60*9 + 8*9”.
$43,680 - $4,368 = $39,312.
Or send $43,680 and convert the original bet, but for that much money, that's probably not allowed.