aceofspades
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February 27th, 2013 at 2:19:34 PM permalink
So I have been having a conversation with someone regarding whether or not they have ever heard casino employees
talking about players to other players...
It has been my experience that this is quite normal (whether it is an off-handed comment or an actual discussion
about another casino patron by a casino employee)
My friend states this is against casino policy and that if it is happening, it should not be happening.


Your experiences?
sodawater
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February 27th, 2013 at 2:21:30 PM permalink
I heard a dealer and a floorman talking about me in Chinese... I know it was about me because they referred to the hands I had in English.
boymimbo
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February 27th, 2013 at 2:22:07 PM permalink
It happens all of the time.
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rdw4potus
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February 27th, 2013 at 2:26:42 PM permalink
Happens all the time. But I see (at least) 4 different types of discussions happening:

1. "Oh, you make that play? So does John! Do you know John?"
2. "This guy John is in here all the time. He plays like an idiot and tips like an ass. I hate that guy..."
3. "Oh, you like the Mets? So does John! Do you know John?"
4. "This guy John comes in here all the time. He likes the Mets! I hate that guy..."

So, work-related fact, work-related opinion, non-work fact, non-work opinion. I would say #1 is definitely OK. I'm personally OK with #2 and #3 as well, but I can see how some people wouldn't be. There's probably not much room for #4, since it both introduces non-relevant personal info and expresses an opinion. That's usually not OK in any business setting.
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rdw4potus
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February 27th, 2013 at 2:27:01 PM permalink
Quote: sodawater

I heard a dealer and a floorman talking about me in Chinese... I know it was about me because they referred to the hands I had in English.


LOL! subtle:-)
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aceofspades
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February 27th, 2013 at 2:34:07 PM permalink
This was apparently said about me to a player last week:

Quote:

One floor says to another "oh that's that attorney, K--, right?" mentioning your last name. A pit boss (guy sitting down at the computer) mentions your reality show on TV. Anyways, the guy who was displeased with you, I couldn't make a joke to him either.

Hunterhill
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February 27th, 2013 at 2:35:23 PM permalink
It happens all the time.It is not unusual for dealers to talk about players who are still on the table.
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Paigowdan
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February 27th, 2013 at 2:40:32 PM permalink
Casino workers discuss players to other workers all the time, and as a business need.

Casino workers on occasion may discuss a player to another player if part of a known circle of regulars. (A player may say, "If you see my husband, can you tell him I went to play slots?" or "Your cousin Joan looks great, saw her the other day..." etc.)

Dealers or floormen may not disparage any player to any other player, or discuss private information ("Lady, your husband was here last night at 6PM with his mistress betting $200 a hand! Oh...he told you he was working late at the office? Yeah, right!....")
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Hunterhill
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February 27th, 2013 at 2:47:31 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

Casino workers discuss players to other workers all the time, and as a business need.

Casino workers on occasion may discuss a player to another player if part of a known circle of regulars. (A player may say, "If you see my husband, can you tell him I went to play slots?" or "Your cousin Joan looks great, saw her the other day..." etc.)

Dealers or floormen may not disparage any player to any other player, or discuss private information ("Lady, your husband was here last night at 6PM with his mistress betting $200 a hand! Oh...he told you he was working late at the office? Yeah, right!....")


Dan they are not supposed to disparage them,but they do.Like I said I have even heard dealers talk bad about a player while he was still at the table,as if the player couldn`t hear them.
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EvenBob
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February 27th, 2013 at 2:54:46 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan



Dealers or floormen may not disparage any player to any other player, or discuss private information



Bingo. Suits may not divulge private info about
a player to another player. I've always been told
by suits they can lose their jobs for doing it.
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