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5 votes (9.43%)
3 votes (5.66%)
16 votes (30.18%)
9 votes (16.98%)
3 votes (5.66%)
1 vote (1.88%)
2 votes (3.77%)
1 vote (1.88%)
12 votes (22.64%)
1 vote (1.88%)

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ShiftyRicky
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March 26th, 2012 at 6:54:46 PM permalink
I would rather put up with the quite guy over the Rude Drunk telling me its my fault it doubled on h17 and stayed on 13 against a face.

I have been behind the bar as well, and would agree with you in that job, but dealing, sometimes you sit on dead tables for a while and a while the player may not say anything to you...it's nice to be doing something. plus, it's like a contest between dealers, who can make that player talk or smile..or hell get pissed. lol.

I am just not a big fan of being cussed out for doing my job. With that said I know that i am in the customer service industry and it comes with that, but c-mon man...i don't come throw crap at you while your flipping burgers.

I will add that, my casino has the biggest bar and only dance club in the city, so we get all the drunks. Oh yeah, my pit is right next to the bar too.
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Mosca
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March 26th, 2012 at 7:22:37 PM permalink
Man, it must be just me. But I rarely run across a rude dealer. Not that I haven't had them, but it's really, really rare. One is Narc, a Lebanese guy at Tropicana in AC, don't know if he's there now. And there was a guy dealing 4 Card at Caesar's AC, and a guy who dealt at Borgata, and the craps game at Caesar's from a couple years ago, that I wrote about here.

And that's it, that I can remember, going back as far as I can remember, to '91 or so. Narc is the only dealer I actively stay away from. Otherwise, I almost always have a good relationship with dealers, regardless of where I go. I pretty much get along with everyone, though. I think it's a knack I have.
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AcesAndEights
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March 26th, 2012 at 7:27:58 PM permalink
Quote: Mosca

Man, it must be just me. But I rarely run across a rude dealer. Not that I haven't had them, but it's really, really rare.


I have to agree here. Either I've just had great luck or I'm really tolerant. I've gambled a lot in my home state and a lot in Vegas and the worst dealer I can remember was at one of my local Indian casinos. A BJ dealer who was a guy probably in his early twenties, who was a goth stereotype personified. Weird hair with awkward long parts spiked in weird directions, piercings, tattoos, and didn't say a GD word the whole 30 minutes I was playing his table. This may not qualify as "rude," but it was in stark contrast to most dealers who try to add to the experience...he was detracting from it.

Other than that all I can remember is dealers who range from "okay" to "great."
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PeteM
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March 26th, 2012 at 7:35:58 PM permalink
Quote: toastcmu

I voted for the carnival games - the few times I've played 3cp or LIR, I get a dealer who just wants to deal, not make any small talk, and burn through as many hands and my money as possible.

I agree that with Asian dealers, it's luck of the draw. Being half-Asian, maybe I get a little bit of slack. However, the Filipino woman at Main Street who dealt Pai Gow Poker takes the cake. So talkative and interested in her table, she stuck around talking for 10 extra minutes before she even took her break after her relief arrived. She was raking in the tokes that night.


-B

It's probably unfair to lump all the Asians together. IMO, South Asians tend to be more gregarious(married to a Filapina). There's a very nice Japanese woman at the MSS craps table. Miko was very pleasant, vocally appreciative for tokes, and, after I'd blown through about $400, actually warned me off with a shake of the head when I came sniffing around for more punishment, letting me know the table was still cold. Also the tallest Japanese female I've ever met, damn near six feet tall.
On the other hand, I've found that the majority of Koreans, male or female, tend to be the most po'faced and pushy of the Asians, especially when they think they're in charge.
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EvenBob
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March 26th, 2012 at 7:47:57 PM permalink
Quote: PeteM

It's probably unfair to lump all the Asians together.



China, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Japan
Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Burma,
Indonesia, Malaysia are generally the
countries we consider Asian.
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PeteM
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March 26th, 2012 at 7:58:23 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

China, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Japan
Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Burma,
Indonesia, Malaysia are generally the
countries we consider Asian.

Thanks for the geography lesson. I'm sure you understood my point.
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EvenBob
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March 26th, 2012 at 8:10:59 PM permalink
I've never seen a Japanese dealer. The
Japanese don't support gambling generally.
China, Vietnam, Korea and Indonesia are
well represented as dealers, however.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Toes14
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March 26th, 2012 at 9:47:59 PM permalink
Quote: winmonkeyspit3

It bothers me a little bit when I come across a dealer with weak language skills. I respect them for finding work, especially as a dealer which provides a decent salary and opportunities to move up, but I just feel that in that profession you have a certain expectation to interact with the customers, at least a little bit, to enhance their experience, if that is so desired by the player. Most everyone (unless a card counter perhaps) likes to hear the "good luck on your ace, nice pull, etc." as they are playing. If nothing else at least smile and be pleasant, but don't sit there like a brick wall.



I agree. Last trip my brother wanted to play 3CP, so I said "what the heck" and joined him. We were alone at the table with a late 20s female dealer from Vietnam. She did a a fine job, and was pleasant, but you could tell she was struggling with the small talk. When she found out we were twins that's all she talked about for 15 minutes. I'd have left 20 minutes before I did, but she was dealing me great cards and I was recouping some earlier losses.
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FleaStiff
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March 27th, 2012 at 1:11:09 AM permalink
You may have seen a few Lee's Discount Liquors around town. Lee chose the liquor business when he happened to witness a transaction where neither clerk nor customer uttered a word. That was the business for newly arrived Lee with no language skills.
Took him a long time to learn English.

I too expect dealers to speak English but its not always what you encounter. Just as a bartender may only be able to speak Drink Names plus Restroom.
DMSCR
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April 17th, 2012 at 6:06:05 PM permalink
Worst dealers I encountered were the ones at Foxwoods, CT and yet I can understand why. Lots of things happened at that casino for the past few years. First the workers there wanted to unionize. This created lots of tension between the workers and management. Second many dealers were quite vocal in having the whole casino floor to ban smoking. This didn't happen yet there was a compromise. Certain tables were designated as non-smoking. Or when a player declares or requests a non-smoking table this preference will be enforced until he/she leaves the table. Third with the financial down turn and PA opening up casinos left and right during the most difficult economic times, this took a major bite to Foxwoods. Because of this there were many layoffs taking place. I remember when I dropped by on a certain Sunday a year or two ago and many baccarat dealers were very stressed out an tense. Asked what was going on and a dealer told me that by around 7pm/8pm many dealers/workers will get the axe. Ouch. Was not a fun day the tension was so thick you can slice it.

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