AussieD
AussieD
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December 1st, 2009 at 6:34:09 PM permalink
Is Poker considered a table game by a Casino. The company I work for has a rule that employees and partners can't play table games but Slots and Bingo. I would like to know what the general idea of a table game is without asking Management which are likely to include Poker in their definition.
To me a table game is playing against the house not against other participants.
thanks in advance
Croupier
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December 1st, 2009 at 9:51:14 PM permalink
Poker is normally an entirely seperate entity in most Casinos in the day to day running of the operation.

However, when it comes the security it will group in poker with the table games as in the example you give as it seems that any area where there could be face to face contact with a dealer and opportunity for collusion is covered by the regulation.
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AZDuffman
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December 2nd, 2009 at 10:22:12 AM permalink
First, as stated before, poker is usually considered a seperate entity within the casino. Way back the owner of the Dunes (I forget which) used to play in his own poker room often and was allowed to by the NGCB becuse it was players vs players and not players vs the house. I don't know if this is still an exception to the "no play at your own place" rule or not.

THAT BEING SAID, before you sit in a game and risk your job I'd ask your boss. Because what your local GCB says and what your company says are "table games" might differ. Near me you can't play poker if you work there and with good reason--there is still the chance for collusion when you play with a dealer you work with. Even if the possibility is remote, it just doesn't look good.
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teddys
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December 2nd, 2009 at 2:12:59 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

First, as stated before, poker is usually considered a seperate entity within the casino. Way back the owner of the Dunes (I forget which) used to play in his own poker room often and was allowed to by the NGCB becuse it was players vs players and not players vs the house. I don't know if this is still an exception to the "no play at your own place" rule or not.



Good point. Doesn't Jackie Gaughan play in the poker room at the El Cortez as well?
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