EvenBob
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August 1st, 2012 at 7:01:00 PM permalink
This is a pet peeve of mine on this forum. Not
every guy who wears a suit in the pit is a 'pit
boss'. They don't even use that term anymore,
pit boss is now called the pit manager. So many
people here say all the time 'the pit boss did
this or told me that'. That was a floorman
talking to you, not a pit boss. I'm just sayin..

If I'm wrong, there are enough casino people
here to correct me. Thank you sir, may I have
another.
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DJTeddyBear
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August 1st, 2012 at 7:33:04 PM permalink
Bob -

You're absolutely right. "Floor person" and "Pit boss / put manager" do tend to get used interchangeably by members, as well as the general public.


But in the "us vs them" mind, there are three basic types of casino floor employees:

Dealers, whether they wear Hawaiian shirts or football jerseys or whatever, are easily recognizable.

Security, whether they have a gun or not, you know a stormtrooper when you see one.

Floor people / Pit boss. Management. Suits. 'Nuff said.


So is it so terrible to use the term "Pit boss" when the person involved is really a "Floor person" ? We all know that it was a person in a suit.
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EvenBob
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August 1st, 2012 at 7:49:14 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear




So is it so terrible to use the term "Pit boss" when the person involved is really a "Floor person" ? .



Terrible? No. But its like calling the bank
manager a teller. Its not right and its
misleading. I've been going to casinos
for decades and pit bosses years ago
had little to do with the players. It
wasn't their job, its the floor's job
to talk to the customers.

Reminds me of the antique business,
where all antique furniture is oak or
rosewood to some dealers. No, its
not.
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odiousgambit
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August 2nd, 2012 at 12:20:23 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Floor people / Pit boss. Management. Suits. 'Nuff said.



You can't take that away from us, Bob! [g]

Eek! I just had an awful thought. Is it accurate to consider the Wizard a "Suit" now in his new job?
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QuadDeuces
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August 2nd, 2012 at 1:50:57 AM permalink
I dislike the fact that the voucher redemption machines at Red Rock are set to give you your last hundred in 20s. If you cash out for $100 you get 5 20s. If you cash out for $120, you get a 100 and a 20. If you cash out for $200, you get 100 and 5 20s. Totally annoying and peculiar to this casino (at least among the ones I frequent).

If my ticket is close to a hundred boundary I have to add money to the machine before I cash out to take it over the 100 multiple or I get a bunch of 20s.
FleaStiff
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August 2nd, 2012 at 5:57:57 AM permalink
Yeah, that "pit boss" probably was just the "floor man" and even the floor man was probably just a Dual Rate anyway who the next day would be in a dealer's outfit.

Security types have various categories but share the same personality.
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August 2nd, 2012 at 7:03:36 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

Eek! I just had an awful thought. Is it accurate to consider the Wizard a "Suit" now in his new job?



The Wizard and Nick both.

But on them it looks good.
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buzzpaff
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August 2nd, 2012 at 8:22:14 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

You can't take that away from us, Bob! [g]

Eek! I just had an awful thought. Is it accurate to consider the Wizard a "Suit" now in his new job?




Yes But do not call him an empty suit, ala mitt Romney !
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August 2nd, 2012 at 4:07:33 PM permalink
I don't think the Wiz qualifies as a "suit" at all. I doubt he's going to be involved in any customer-facing day-to-day relations on the gaming floor, which is what I would call a "suit" whether it's a floor person or pit boss. Behind the scenes Math guys are more like... Hawaiian shirts? than suits.
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buzzpaff
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August 2nd, 2012 at 4:09:36 PM permalink
No A suit goes with his added responsibilities. Hawaiian shirts are reserved for informal endeavors, like Tower Running.

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