bushman
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June 20th, 2018 at 10:14:53 AM permalink
I admit that I do play this game. The problem, or question I have regards the amount bet. I tend to play 5$ a spot, but would like to bet a 1$ tip for the dealer on occasion. I have come across some pit-critters that won't let me put a 1$ above my bet, on the last spot, much like in blackjack (some will, but most won't.) So, I thought, OK, I will raise my bet to 6$ overall, and, should I pull back the first two spots, the last spot would basically attain the goal. The pit-critters at that time said that I had to bet in increments of 5$. I am curious if any others have experienced this. Is this truly a rule? For some, or for all, casinos? Why, if in blackjack, one can bet in off amounts, can't they in LIR? Some will say the payouts may become complicated. I don't see that. Thanks for your input.
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Mosca
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June 20th, 2018 at 11:02:14 AM permalink
I think it’s casino specific.

At our local casino, they used to let us bet the tip on the second spot, so we could pull it back, guaranteeing that it would eventually pay. Finally someone figured it out.
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bushman
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June 20th, 2018 at 11:05:22 AM permalink
Quote: Mosca

I think it’s casino specific.

At our local casino, they used to let us bet the tip on the second spot, so we could pull it back, guaranteeing that it would eventually pay. Finally someone figured it out.


Now that you say that, yes, I did start putting it on the second spot, guaranteeing a pay on a winner hand, at no added cost (lest those few hands trying to make a flush, etc.) Regardless, no "off amounts" and no single tip bets.
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SM777
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June 20th, 2018 at 3:44:34 PM permalink
Every casino defines their own limits and betting increments. You will have varying answers every casino you go to.
ontariodealer
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June 20th, 2018 at 6:38:52 PM permalink
most place blackjack games and their derivatives allow any unit to be bet and all carnival games to be increments of five only.

the fact that they don't let you bet a buck for the dealers on the last spot shows a management that is clueless.
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KevinAA
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June 23rd, 2018 at 1:54:01 PM permalink
Why don't you just hand the dealer the chip? I know if I were a dealer, I would much prefer that. If I want to gamble, I'll do it myself some other time. I don't want people to gamble on my behalf. That has never made any sense to me.
DJTeddyBear
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June 23rd, 2018 at 6:24:00 PM permalink
Quote: KevinAA

Why don't you just hand the dealer the chip? I know if I were a dealer, I would much prefer that. If I want to gamble, I'll do it myself some other time. I don't want people to gamble on my behalf. That has never made any sense to me.

Most dealers are degenerate gamblers themselves. Plus, there’s the “stick it to the man” factor if the toke bet wins.
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June 24th, 2018 at 10:27:44 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Most dealers are degenerate gamblers themselves. Plus, there’s the “stick it to the man” factor if the toke bet wins.



As a dealer, I'll add another point.

It's been my experience that players who bet for the dealer wind up putting up more in dealer bets than they ever would have handed in. A hand-in tipper might give the dealer $10 and that's it. A bettor might put up $10 worth of dealer bets, then A) they are winning and he decides to continue because he and the dealer are winning together, or even B) they aren't winning and he's determined to get one for you.

Honestly, I believe I make most of my tips from bets.
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ontariodealer
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June 24th, 2018 at 10:50:50 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Most dealers are degenerate gamblers themselves. Plus, there’s the “stick it to the man” factor if the toke bet wins.




got any stats on that.....most idiotic statement i've read here since superick.
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CyrusV
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June 25th, 2018 at 1:12:50 AM permalink
Quote: ontariodealer

got any stats on that.....most idiotic statement i've read here since superick.



Experience of being in casinos and engaging in small talk, is good enough clarification for me.

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