FleaStiff
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December 7th, 2009 at 6:02:51 AM permalink
I'm not quite certain where the lines are.
I do know that there is a difference between uttering an expletive in a moment of stress and directing that expletive towards a dealer.
Violence is not likely to be tolerated.
Blowing smoke intentionally at the dealer seems to happen from time to time.
Warnings tend to be given but sometimes a player can be too stupid or too drunk to heed them.
RiverRock
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December 7th, 2009 at 2:27:43 PM permalink
Another line to cross is requesting new dealers. Now I understand for the sake of luck you can request a dealer change (at least we're allowed to here) but one player asked for 5 changes on my shift alone. One day he likes FEMALE dealers. Another he asks for female dealers that speak Mandarin only. Once he wanted a female Mandarin-speaking dealer who wore glasses (don't ask). I just think sometimes these requests are so stupid but we're told to do whatever they want.

Anybody ask for a hot Swedish girl to deal?
FleaStiff
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December 7th, 2009 at 11:14:50 PM permalink
I've never asked for "same dice" or anything like that. I've never asked for any specific dealer or type of dealer, though I usually do prefer female blackjack dealers. However, for someone working in the casino industry, I guess he doesn't remember all the normal players, he remembers the weird ones that he had to put up with. And in many casinos, weird and broke may get you tossed out but weird and a stack of chips means you stay.
boymimbo
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December 8th, 2009 at 9:16:14 AM permalink
I think your ability to ask for a new dealer would be predicated by the amount you are betting. Certainly you would probably need to be betting blacks ($100) at minimum to get your request granted, and probably in a high roller room.
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Croupier
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December 9th, 2009 at 10:02:20 AM permalink
Over here, the pit boss decides where the dealers go, and unless there are exceptional circumstances (such as an altercation between the players and dealers, or an exceptionally large player arriving) then dealers will not be changed at the request of players.

The pit boss will decide who deals where based on ability.
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RiverRock
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December 9th, 2009 at 2:09:54 PM permalink
That's the way it should be. Moving dealers is silly and allowing the whales to swear and abuse the staff is even sillier. But money talks as they say.
OneAngryDwarf
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December 23rd, 2009 at 12:37:10 AM permalink
Quote: RiverRock

That's the way it should be. Moving dealers is silly and allowing the whales to swear and abuse the staff is even sillier. But money talks as they say.



Nobody knows it better than this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPqsyFFZb_0 :-)

I just started working as a dealer a couple of weeks ago...having to grin and bear it as people swear and blame you for giving them bad cards is tough. It's even worse on craps, some people will find ANY reason whatsoever to blame you for a seven out, moving the dice too slowly, moving them too quickly, putting your hands in the wrong place on the rail, etc. I had my first-ever truly nasty player last week too, on Three Card Poker (surprising since usually carny game players are pretty mellow, at least compared to BJ and craps players), called me just about every name in the book--but I quickly decided I wouldn't take it personally, and just dealt the cards like I'm paid to.

All in all, it's really not such a bad job--sure there's abuse involved, but it's not back-breaking physical labor, and pays quite well for the level of education required (about 2 months of community college classes.
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AZDuffman
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December 23rd, 2009 at 8:12:01 AM permalink
Quote: OneAngryDwarf
I just started working as a dealer a couple of weeks ago...having to grin and bear it as people swear and blame you for giving them bad cards is tough. It's even worse on craps, some people will find ANY reason whatsoever to blame you for a seven out, moving the dice too slowly, moving them too quickly, putting your hands in the wrong place on the rail, etc. I had my first-ever truly nasty player last week too, on Three Card Poker (surprising since usually carny game players are pretty mellow, at least compared to BJ and craps players), called me just about every name in the book--but I quickly decided I wouldn't take it personally, and just dealt the cards like I'm paid to.

All in all, it's really not such a bad job--sure there's abuse involved, but it's not back-breaking physical labor, and pays quite well for the level of education required (about 2 months of community college classes.[/q




Sounds like you have a good disposition for the job and industry. Myself I think I would just figure I've been yelled at and blamed for stuff all my life so just let it go.

Mind if I ask what training classes were like? I keep considering taking the clases as sort of "Plan B" if my current job goes south. (not "Plan A" due to long commute.) Do you just basically take turns dealing to each other and such? Did the instructors tell someone in class to try and pass-post to trip you up?

I've been dealing monte-carlo nights for some time now and dealing is a better alternative to some stuff out there (call center, etc.)

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