whatme
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February 28th, 2013 at 3:08:21 PM permalink
Quote: Asswhoopermcdaddy

I had tossed a $5 chip into betting area and had verbally said raise. Maybe he ignored it?



If you tossed in the RED chip before saying raise then it was just a call. I've had this happen to me what I was told if you put in a single chip that covers the blind it's a call.

Future reference always say raise before putting in a chip and make sure dealer hears it.
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February 28th, 2013 at 3:33:34 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Yeah, $1/$1 is uncommon. But I believe Bally's is the only casino in AC that has it, and they've had it for years, so the dealers should be used to it.



"East Coast" - could also be Mohegan Sun. I think it's relatively new there, and they don't always have the best dealers.
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Zcore13
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February 28th, 2013 at 3:33:52 PM permalink
Good point. Single chip rule. You may have hit the nail on the head with that one.

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February 28th, 2013 at 3:34:31 PM permalink
Except that his white would have already been out, so it couldn't have been a call...
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whatme
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February 28th, 2013 at 3:47:34 PM permalink
Quote: 24Bingo

Except that his white would have already been out, so it couldn't have been a call...



I made that argument and was basically told It's a call as you may have wanted to break a red chip
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February 28th, 2013 at 4:16:42 PM permalink
Quote: whatme

I made that argument and was basically told It's a call as you may have wanted to break a red chip

That's a BS reply, because if that were the case, the player would have begun with the red chip.
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February 28th, 2013 at 4:31:54 PM permalink
Without being there and seeing what happened we can only make an educated guess. But let's look at this in a different light. A dealers job is to call the game. I'm not saying they have to call out every single action such as check, check, bet, fold, raise, call, call, call but at the very least any significate action such as bets and raises. And before exposing any board cards annouce the number of players remaining in the hand, tap the table burn and turn. Now during this moment of anouncing and tapping the table you as a player have every right to call "time" which in turn should stop the dealer to find out what your issue is. This "time" call can also be used if you didn't act yet and players behind you are acting.
I only bring this up because calling "time" will help avoid some bad situations in the future.
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February 28th, 2013 at 5:46:42 PM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

Good point. Single chip rule. You may have hit the nail on the head with that one.

ZCore13



This.... I play poker in Arizona and this has definitely happened. Guys try to raise the $2 blind to five but they don't say raise. If you just throw in one red $5 chip, even if you have a stack of white chips, without verbally calling a raise then you have only called. Literally seen dozens of times.

Edit... Seems weird if he was the big blind though. I can't see any reason his raise would not have counted. Maybe he just remember the hand wrong and was small blind?
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February 28th, 2013 at 5:51:25 PM permalink
Quote: Beardgoat

This.... I play poker in Arizona and this has definitely happened. Guys try to raise the $2 blind to five but they don't say raise. If you just throw in one red $5 chip, even if you have a stack of white chips, without verbally calling a raise then you have only called. Literally seen dozens of times.



This is NOT the case here. OP said he was BB in a 1/1 game. So, he had a white chip already over the bet line. Action comes to him and he throws in a $5 chip. That is a $5 raise, unless he called a different amount. It is NOT A CALL, since he already had the call amount there from his BB.

As others have guessed, the dealer mistakenly assumed he was UTG, or the OP made some gesture prior to throwing out the $5 chip which the dealer interpreted as a check. Perhaps he tapped the $5 chip on the felt a couple of times and then tossed it?
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February 28th, 2013 at 8:59:05 PM permalink
I don't know exactly what happened and I don't think we'll ever know the full story. The original OP obviously didn't demand clarification, which he should have done if he was confused by the decision. The dealer obviously made the decision based on something. He either perceived a check or made a mistake, but if the OP doesn't know the answer we sure aren't going to be able to determine for sure what it was.

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